December 29 Prayer
Holding a long awaited promise….
Simeon was old now and had waited his whole life to finally get to see the foretold promise before his own faded eyes.
And all the while he had kept this blessing inside him ready to declare over the promised one.
I wonder, as I look into my own heart, for the long awaited for promises to be fulfilled through me.
Simeon had been waiting, praying and hoping for the promise of salvation and consolation for his people.
How am I praying and hoping for consolation for my own family and land?
Can I place my desires for what is best for them ahead of what I think is best for me?
Take some time to reflect upon this past year and where God has been calling you to lay down your own agenda and opinions for the sake of others.
Be aware of the feelings inside of you, your thoughts, memories, desolations and distresses.
Offer them now to the promised One who offers to you his consolation and salvation.
Breathe deeply in a new hope and promise to hold within you.
We pray with this hope from Psalm 119;57-60,73,76-77
‘You are my satisfaction,
Lord, and all that I need,
so I am determined to do everything you say.
With all my heart I seek your favor,
pour out your grace on me as you promised!
When I realize that I’m gone astray,
I turn back to obey your instructions.
I give my all to follow your revelation
light; I will not delay to obey.
Your very hands have held me
and made me who I am;
give me more revelation-light
so I may learn to please you more.
Now, let your unfailing love comfort me,
just as you promised me and
surround me with your tender mercies
so I may live..”
May these next days be ones filled with more revelation
and light to guide you into the new year.