January 4 Prayer
“What are you looking for? Come follow me and see, ….you are to be called…”
These are the words of Jesus to a pair of brothers that trailed behind him as he walked by. John 1:35-42
If you were to see Jesus walking by what would you want to do?
What would you want to say to him and he to you?
Bring all of your anticipation for the new year before him now.
Hold your scattered questions and all that you are looking for and place them before Jesus.
See every single piece of torn paper with all of your questions written on them as he takes each one to create a beautiful collage for you.
There is no waste in the kingdom of God.
Everything is useful, every pain, grief and sorrow, and every tear is precious in his sight.
He sees your longings, what you are looking for .
He calls you by a new name for a new season in your life.
Pause to wait in silence.
What is the word that you hear being spoken over you now?
Let us pray with psalm 119:73
“It was your hands that made me and shaped me;
Grant me insight to learn your ways,
Breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you.
When others see me waiting for your Word,
May they take heart and be glad.
Help me to believe in You and know that I belong to You.
I give to you every single bit and piece of me and
let you make something beautiful.
Open my eyes to see that even the spaces between
are beautiful to you.
And where the pieces overlap,
may I see your love filling and calling me
to participate in what you are creating.
Let us all become a part of your artful collage in the world so others who do not understand you may be drawn to a beauty outside of themselves.
Make something beautiful today!