February 15 Prayer
‘Show us a sign,’they demanded of Jesus, testing him to prove himself.
And he answered back with a sigh from the depth of his Spirit, ..’there will be no sign for you.’
We long to see results and we want our answers now.
When they do not come how do we respond?
If God is elusive and beyond our reach,
it is not because he has left us but because
we are not seeing where he is.
He knows our hearts and what we really need.
Our desire must be only to search and find him there.
On the other side
Of our own understanding
Our own reasoning.
It says in Hebrews that faith
is the realization of what is hoped for and
the evidence of the unseen.
To walk the way of blessing must mean
we walk the way of faith
The way of hope
The way of love
Can we climb into the boat with him and go to the otherside?
Leave our stubborn doubts and anxieties behind?
Open ourselves up to the better, the higher, the blessed way of God
Our hope and source of power within.
Pause to Pray;
Change us Lord,
In our thinking and reasoning
To reach for that which is beyond ourselves.
Turn our natural inclinations into supernatural faith
Empower the church through your grace
with the very flavor of God
So others would want to taste and
see the loveliness of your kingdom.
We invite your presence into our day
Guide us along the path we take
‘For you are the hope of all the earth and of the distant seas.’
Show us the ones along the ways that are lost
and need and hand to lead them home to You.
Our home and dwelling
place of faith, hope and love.’