Mar 3, 2019

Prayer: Facing the desert places


Here’s a prayer from Rev Karla.  It was inspired by Psalm 25:4-5, and posted on the RevGalBlogPals website.

Prayer
(inspired by Psalm 25: 4-5)

Make us to know your ways, O Lord; teach us your paths.
Lead us  in your truth, and teach us,
for you are the God of our salvation; for you we wait all day long.

We will wait for you, O God.
Your Spirit compels us
to go into the wilderness, 
and we ask for the courage to examine
the desert places in our hearts,
and to be be willing to 
face the adversaries in our lives—
that which lures us away
from being who you have created us to be. 

We pray for the courage to face our wild beasts and fears.
Relieve the troubles of our hearts,
and the devastation of our distress.
Turn your love towards us
that we may we know your grace in our loneliness and afflictions.

We pray this prayer,
knowing that you watch over us, and deliver us.
We wait for you, O God. 
In the name of our brother Jesus we pray,
Amen.

~ excerpted from a longer prayer by Rev Karla.  Posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/category/revgalblogpals/