Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 12/14

I wait for you, Lord,
   as I've waited for so long
      and waited in so many ways…

I wait to find you, to know you,
   to believe in you...

I wait for you to show yourself,
   to show your face and let its light
      shine bright upon my own…

I wait for you to speak to me,
   to speak a word I understand:
      a word my heart can grasp,
      a word my heart can hold,
      a word my heart can keep,
      a word that brings me peace...

I wait for your truth to set me free, Lord:
   free from all that holds me fast
      in my confusion, fear and doubt…
I wait for you to hear my prayer
   - to hear my prayer and answer me...

I wait for your Spirit to move in me,
   to nudge me and  shake me awake,
to stir within and let me know 
    that you're with me and I'm with you...

I wait your word to tell me
   where to turn, what path to take,
      which choices I should make... 

I wait for you to calm my fears, 
   my anxious, lonely heart,
      my worried, troubled soul…

I wait for you to help me find 
   a little peace of mind, Lord
      - even just a little...
I wait to find you in my daily rounds:
   in the ordinary people, times and places
      where I least expect to find you 
          but really need to see you...

I wait to know your mercy:
   your pardon for my sins, 
   your cleansing of my soul,
   your quickening my spirit...
Even when I'm not sure why I wait
    why I still wait, even then, Lord,
        I wait some more...
It's in the waiting 
    that I trust you're there
        drawing near, waiting with me:
in the waiting, Lord,
    I know that you have found me... 

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