A Prayer for You

I came across a prayer some time ago that speaks the language of my heart every time I read it. It’s written by Ted Loder, and is from his book, Guerrillas of Grace. Perhaps it speaks for your heart, too.

Holy One,
there is something I wanted to tell you
but there have been errands to run,
            bills to pay,
                        arrangements to make,
                                    meetings to attend,
                                                friends to entertain
                                                            washing to do …
and I forget what it is I wanted to say to you,
and mostly I forget what I’m about,
            or why.
O God,
don’t forget me, please,
for the sake of Jesus Christ …
 
O Father in Heaven,
perhaps you’ve already heard what I wanted to tell you.
What I wanted to ask is
            forgive me,
                        heal me,
                                    increase my courage, please.
Renew in me a little of love and faith,
            and a sense of confidence,
                        and a vision of what it might mean
                                    to live as though you were real,
                                                and I mattered,
                                                            and everyone was sister and brother.
 
What I wanted to ask in my blundering way is
            don’t give up on me,
                        don’t become too sad about me,
                                    but laugh with me,
                                                and try again with me,
                                                            and I will with you, too.
 

 Live with this prayer today and the days to come. How does it speak for your heart?

 Keep pressing on,

 Steve  

Ben Schlueter on Jun 22, 2016 6:49pm

I really like this Steve. I was just reading a devotional about how we say God is first in our lives yet if you were to open my calendar you wouldn't find I had set aside any time for him. Thanks for sharing.

annette roddy on Jun 26, 2016 9:42pm

a perfect spiritual poem for a quiet sunday evening reflection on a day

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