January 16 Prayer
Know who calls your name.
It's easy to hear our name being called as we are
taught at a very young age to recognize it.
Like in the story of young Samuel.
He was very familiar with the sound of his name but not
so with the one who called it out.
Samuel was sleeping near the presence of God.
He was woken up at the sound of his name and
it definitely caught his attention,
yet it still took a while before he recognized
that it was actually the voice of God calling his name out..
Pause to ask these questions of your soul and mind;
What has captured your attention lately?
Who is it that is calling your name?
Do you know the sound of God’s voice and how do you respond to it?
When do you stop to listen and ask him to speak?
Revelation comes after we listen and know his voice as Jesus proclaimed;
“My sheep hear my voice and follow it.” John 10
What a lovely picture for us to hold as we pray and draw near to his call.
May we ever be near your presence, expecting to hear your voice.
Open up the way of blessing,
the humble way that allows our ears to listen and follow.
We lay down our own agendas and the way we think we are supposed to go.
We ask for you to reveal to us where
you are leading and to trust in the way you go.
Speak to us today
in the ordinary, in our true name
in the inner cave of our hearts
in the ones you have placed in our lives
in your creation all around us.
May we enter in fully in who we are,
in our true name and call
wherever we are in life,
young or old
You are there ready to speak, ready to lead us.
we look, watch and wait
and enter in the gentle way you call us.
Where Your voice will guide and Your staff will bring comfort .’
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