Aug 7, 2011

Prayer of Commitment: Genesis 45:1-15

Here’s a prayer of commitment based on Genesis 45:1-15, one of the suggested scripture texts for August 14, 2011.  It’s the story of how Joseph revealed his true identity to his brothers, many years after they sold him into slavery. 

Prayer of Affirmation & Commitment
(based on Genesis 45:1-15)

Loving God,
Like Joseph, we don’t always understand why things happen the way they do;
why our plans and dreams fail,
and we find ourselves facing challenge after challenge,
and disappointment after disappointment.

Yet, like Joseph, we also believe that You are at work in our lives,
and that You have a larger plan and purpose for each one of us.

Give us faith to trust in You no matter what challenges we face.
Give us courage to place our dreams and ambitions in Your hands,
and then follow where You lead without hesitation,
confident that Your loving presence goes with us.

For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for August 14, 2011, click on Proper 15A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.  For other prayers and prayer resources on this blog, see this Prayer index.