January 14 Prayer
Sometimes we just need someone to carry us.
Someone else to lift us up when we are stuck and paralyzed
by our own doubts and fears,
by the burdens we carry that weigh us down.
Everything that we have no control over.
Like heavy stones we carry across the river
trying to get over to the other side.
Sometimes our prayers are heavy.
We are asked to carry the paralyzed, the wounded and stuck without trying to fix them.
Without trying to tell them what is wrong.
Because of love we carry
all to Jesus,
we break through the obstacles that are in the way.
Tear off the roof that keeps the light from coming in.
Do whatever it takes to get to Jesus
and let him speak the words we need to hear.
The words that will bring freedom and healing.
Let Jesus speak the right words
even when it unsettles us.
Let Jesus do it!
‘Jesus we come and we will carry
the wounded on the waves of our prayers to you.
Help us to let go of our judgments and confinements that keep us from the revelation of your love.
May we have the strength and faith to carry those you ask of us in prayer.
May we trust in the words you speak to direct their lives into the fullness you have prepared for them.
Break through into our own hearts to see you breaking through into others.
Let nothing stop us.
We thank You that it is
You, strong and merciful
that will carry us all
to our true home.
In Jesus' name we pray.
Mark 2:1-12, Col.2:12-14