August 5 Prayer
Even in our arguments and complaints,
contention and anger, and
in our diminished hope for things to turn out well.
He appears when we pray,
He appears when we blame others ,
As you pray today, bring all of your feelings and tell him all.
God is strong enough to handle all of you.
Strong enough to bring water from a hard stone rock.
‘Lord, we seek your presence.
Even in the hard places of our souls
where we do not like how we are feeling inside.
Soften our dry parched landscape when we complain
and in our despair
with your gentle stream of living water.
May we see your path before us
and become once again an inspiration of hope.
May we rise up and walk through the wilderness
with the keys of your kingdom.
All praise be to You Lord Jesus who splits open the boulder of despair and death
to bring forth resurrection.
Give to us a holy courage to speak to the boulders
that block the way of life in us and others
Turn our complaints into awe of who you are
and thanks for where we are.
Lead us this day into the impossible
that we may see where
your glorious presence appears..’