I have been on a roll recently, writing prayers…
Praise be to God!
Maybe this is coming out of the spiritual discipline I have taken on this Lent: Using a prayer journal. It is amazing what happens when you just let go and not force something out, but just let your spirit pray; talking and listening to God. I’m still trying to get used to handwriting my prayers in my journal, but I am finding that I am enjoying this more and more. The hand cramps force me to slow down, and I need that.
The following prayer is one I wrote to be used as the prayer before I preach the sermon on Feb 24th. In the back of my mind I was thinking about Psalm 27. I wrote and posted a prayer based on that Psalm the other day.
So let us go to God in prayer as we prepare for worship…
Father in heaven, you are a holy and awesome God. You are worthy of all praise and worship. You are faithful and full of grace. In you there is shelter and life. In you there is salvation. May we seek your face in the midst of fear. May we seek your shelter in the midst of storms. And may we dwell in your house forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ you have conquered all that would besiege us and promised us a future; you have promised us life through faith in Jesus Christ. Strengthen our faith in the face of fears and may we always seek you. Now may the words of my mouth and the mediation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, Oh God, our Rock and Redeemer, Amen.
May God bless your day
The pastor -|—