Jun 23, 2014

A Prayer for Weary Worship Leaders: Matthew 11

Here’s a prayer of confession and petition for tired pastors and worship leaders inspired by Matthew 11: 28-29. It was written by Dorcas.

Prayer for Tired Worship Leaders
(based on Matthew 11:28-29)

Come to me...
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.
For I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11: 28-29

God, we have become proficient in religious planning and performance.
We can say all the correct words,
but sometimes we leave our hearts far behind.
Have we practiced our worship to make it predictable and safe,
becoming as bored as we are proud? 
Where you find it, break through false religious pride.
Surprise us with Your supremacy.
Stun us with how dangerous You are! 

We have sometimes kept ourselves busy.
But for many, self-sufficiency has left exhaustion in its wake,
and we are left anxious and bereft.
We give up trying to get our act together!
We come to you now, as you have summoned us.
Show us your heart and train us in humility. 
We ask for insight to see and to seize opportunities for rest. 
Thank you, gentle Savior. 

~ written by Dorcas, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalprayerpals.blogspot.ca/