March 5 Prayer
….until the time came to fulfill his dreams...
“He is the Lord our God. His justice is seen throughout the land.
He always stands by his covenant— the commitment he made to a thousand generations.”
This story, lived centuries ago,about Joseph, his
dysfunctional family and the undue suffering he endured.
Envy, resentment, favoritism, betrayal, deceit,
jealousy, rejection, anger, innocence, injustice,
just about every human condition,
one can imagine is displayed there.
We are human, and though we are made in
God’s image we cannot attain
To his glory through our own will and emotions.
We fall short, every time.
And even though
we may not commit such crimes as Joseph’s brothers did,
we may feel those same emotions.
Sometimes, in some places and in some situations.
And when we notice and sink deeply there,
a road will rise up
to walk on, one step at a time, to confess, and to forgive,
to honor this passageway to freedom.
That we may be made whole, beautiful containers for God.
God will turn things around,
He will keep his promise
To fulfill your dreams that
He gave you long ago.
Pause here to ponder your dreams and confess your shortcomings,
Lord, we believe that you keep your promises to us
For you are our only help when we feel helpless
When we are betrayed and harbor resentment,
You are the only way to forgiveness.
When we suffer undue hardships,
You rescue us and bring justice.
When we are fearful
You are our safe place.
May we not give up hope in the dreams
that you have given us long ago
May we rise up and take the next step to follow you
out from under our doubts and fears.
Lead us on Lord, take our hands and let us proclaim
your goodness everywhere we go.
For you are the God who turns things around
You are the One who gives us a reason
to get up again, everyday,
and be a place for glory to shine through.
Gen.37, Acts.7:9-15, Ps.105:19
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