April 23 Prayer
‘I am a true sprouting vine’
‘Abide in me just as I abide in you’
Let my words that cleanse you live powerfully through you.
For I love you as we, the divine three, love each other .
As you stay closely attached to me, the living vine, then you will grow and my love will be in you.’
See yourself as a branch sprouting from the true vine;
Jesus, keep me from wandering from you, the true living vine. When my anxiety cuts me off I no longer am alive with you.
I let those false branches, my own coping mechanisms be burned up so I may abide in you.
I will abide with you and let your life sap flow through my veins so I may become strong, alive
and full of love.
Shape me,change me, form me into a fruitful branch.
As I sprout forth from the vine I begin again, being nourished by your spirit flowing through me.
What I ask for today is to stay close to you.
To see you working around me,
and in me to give out what you have
given to me.
So that the world may know
You are the only way,
The truth and life.
Be glorified in what I say and do
Let me abide in you.
To know you and love you
Let your love grow more in me
that my joy may be full in you.