November 19 Prayer
We look everywhere on the outside for what will fulfill us.
Our families and relationships, our jobs and ministries, our homes and possessions.
There is only one who will truly satisfy our every longing and desire.
We must choose to find our fulfillment within where the Lord dwells.
He has chosen to make his holy place within us.
We are his house.
That’s why Paul refers to our bodies as a ‘holy temple’ and Jesus calls us a ‘house of prayer.’
Where does the thief come in to steal your time and attention, your love and affection?
Stop trying to fix everything on the outside.
Take care of the inside.
Lean in now
to be present to the place where the Lord dwells in you.
Breathe deeply into prayer for you are a house of prayer.
“Jesus you are our living water,
the well that never runs dry.
Only You will truly satisfy our souls.
Forgive us for seeking only on the outside.
We give you all of the things we think will satisfy and look within
to the places you are calling us deeper.
You are a holy hiding place for us to be kept from distress.
We set ourselves apart as your holy place in the world through
times of quiet,
and times of our full presence to your presence within us.
Come Holy Spirit to ignite within us the living flame of your love so we become a house of prayer.
Today we pray,
Lk.19:45-45, 1Cor.3:16-17, Ps.32:7