Pause for Prayer: THURSDAY 12/12

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Audio for today's Pause for Prayer

OK, Lord:
it's a new day
and here we are again - just you and me...

I want to get to know you better, Lord.
I want to know you're there.
Well, no, not there -
I want to know you're here!
And I want to know that you know me
and care about me.

Show up in my life today, Lord!
Get in my car and ride with me to work or school
or wherever I may be going.
If I'm staying home, just sit right by my side.
Be quiet, be talkative,
be obvious or mysterious
but most of all
just let me know you're there...

When we get to my work or school,
come in and spend the day with me.
Or spend the day at home with me.
Have a cup of tea or coffee with me.
Take a break with me.
Sit with me at lunch: be there with me
and let me know you're there...

Shout in my face or whisper in my ear:
just say something and let me hear it,
in my mind, in my heart, in my prayer...

Speak to me, Lord:
in a sentence, a phrase, a word, a grunt,
in the pages of scriptures or my heart's story,
in my thoughts, in a dream, in an image,
in my joys and sorrows,
perhaps in the words of a friend...

Speak to me, Lord...

Just break the lonely silence
and speak to me, Lord...

Unplug the ears of my heart,
break through my stubborn doubts and pride,
and let the sound, the word, the breath of your presence
enter and echo within me,
somewhere inside me...

Speak, Lord...
and help me hear and trust
what you say to me...

And listen, Lord,
and help me trust that you hear everything
I say to you...



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1 comment:

  1. You are such a blessing! Thank you for helping me pray the very words I need to pray, but am too wrapped up in my own pain or busyness to come up with on my own.


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