April 28 Prayer
What is it like to be called?
Sent forth, sent out , blessed by the holy spirit?
There is a voice calling us all
to rise up, have courage, believe,
stand in strength and proclaim hope.
It takes discernment to know when you are called and what you are called to.
In the big things we ponder, wonder, pray and seek counsel.
Fast and pray they did before sending, before blessing.
But they heard and they followed.
We are all called by the spirit for the word of God to grow and spread.
How are you carrying this word?
Is it heavy or light, a burden or a blessing?
Pause to pray... letting go of heavy weights and forced rhythms in your life.
‘Grace we receive, from Jesus we believe,
we follow your words that lead us to life.
Open our ears to hear your call us into greater things
through the little things we are given to do with your love.
May we know the hope that we are called to
and in by the Holy Spirit to be sent,
to believe beyond ourselves
and letting go of,
leaning back releasing earthly burdens for heavenly gifts.
It’s so much lighter when we believe.
Take us this day where you are calling us to be your words of life
and lead us into love.
‘May we believe and see the goodness of the lord in the land of the living.’
Act 12:24-13:5, Ps. 73:25, Ps.27:13