March 11 Prayer
“Listen to my voice, and follow my ways and it will go well with you.’
Walk in my ways, Let me be your God, listen and pay attention.-Jer.7:23-28
My ways are higher than yours, my thoughts higher than yours.” Is.55:8-9
Their story is so much like our story,
‘they walked in their own counsels,
looking backwards rather than forwards..
turned their backs and not their faces to God.
Truth had perished,
hearts had hardened
backs turned away
minds resistant to truth
ears shut from hearing-
Here is Our God,
patient, ready to speak
waiting to see our faces look to Him
It is our own shame that keeps us away
Take a moment to recognize where you have been listening to
voices that have dragged you away from God.
What has kept your face from turning towards him?
O Lord, You alone have the words of truth that bring me life,
your ways are the ones I want to follow,
but I find myself slipping into old ways of thinking
that lead my heart to drift from you.
I bend low before you so that you may lift me higher
I empty myself of the condemning voices
and lies that are not of you..
Fill me with your truth
Open my ears once again to listen and obey your voice.
May we your church seek your face once again
and turn our faces to you.
May we learn from the past but look forwards
with eyes wide open.
May we see in your eyes the grace and compassion
we need to receive and give out to the
world of hopelessness all around us.
May we be the hope and voice of your truth of love today.
May our hearts be hearts of prayer,
for the helpless and hurting, the lost and bound,
to bring freedom that comes only from you.