October 22 Prayer
Finally we have rain!
The very thing we have been waiting for all year here on the central coast.
It’s a gentle rain which is so much better for the first rain
of the season rather than a hard rain.
We look to the sky and the earth to tell us what is happening in the weather.
We trust in what the interpreters tell us and
then Jesus asks us this,
“Why can’t you decide for yourselves what is right or what is wrong?”
Where is God moving right now on the earth?
Be discerning, become aware of your waiting, don't waste this time.
Draw near to God and his truth will be revealed to you through his word.
There is a bigger story than our very own.
Yet it is the grace that is working in you that will be the grace that flows out from you.
The grace to wait and watch for what He is doing in those around you.
Let this grace soften and restore you.
“Wait , my soul waits on the Lord and I hope in God's word.
For with the Lord there is loving mercy
and in God is plentiful redemption.”
Today we pray for your redemption Lord,
not only in our souls but for the whole earth.
May we be a part of your work of grace and redemption.
For that is why you have saved us from our false selves.
Forgive us for not paying attention to your word,
and for listening to what others say more than You.
May we sow generously your grace to restore what is true and trust in the gospel as we wait and watch where you are moving.
May we do justly today and love your mercy to show it
as we walk humbly with you.
Thank you for your gentle rain that you are sending.
May it prepare the earth for your appearance through us we pray.
Lk. 12:54-59, Ecc.11:4-6, Ps.130:5-7, Micah 6:8