August 11 Prayer
“ I love the Lord, He hears my cry,
He bends down to listen to me
When I call” Ps.114
“Unless you change and become like little children , you cannot enter the kingdom of God”Jesus, Matt.18
Change, turn around, come back home to being children.
Open, vulnerable,carefree,trusting, unashamed, sorry, forgivable,silly, lovable, and laughable. These are just a few characteristics of children.
What keeps me from being childlike and what must I change to become again as these?
Hold the image of children freely in your mind as you come to your loving Papa, a part of the trinity family. As a child you have questions, fears and worries, see the Father bending down to look into your little eyes and listen to your cry.
‘ Forgive us dear Papa for the ways we have strayed from your love.
For being full of pride and willfulness to go our own ways, acting like grown ups trying to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. We admit that we cannot fix the mess we are in. The world's troubles have become our own and it is overwhelming to us.
So we change the way we think and yield to your care and concern handing over to you our heavy burdens.
We trust in you, we believe that you will work goodness through these trials by changing our hearts. Thank you that you are bigger than these problems and you will answer the cries of all of your children. You will bring justice and reconciliation, for you alone are the mediator.
Bring your peace through us, your children as we lean into the grace for today.
Help us to take your right hand to lead us on the right path. We are willing to follow your lead down the delightful path of skipping and laughing with the fullness of life.
For this brings you glory and the world may see the kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy.
We enter into the love you have for us in the trinity family.
Glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We find our joy in Three, let your Oneness be in we.
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