Monday, January 5, 2009

Savoring a Cup of Tea: Prayer for the 1st Monday

Taken from Quiet Moments with God, by Lloyd John Ogilivie:

You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name's sake, lead me and guide me.
-Psalm 31:3

Almighty God, You have promised strength for the work of this day, power to handle the pressures, light for the way, patience in problems, help from above, unfading courage, and undying love. In the stresses and strains of living, often I sense my wells have run dry. Life has a way of de-powering me, depleting my resiliency, and draining my patience. People can get me down and perplexities stir me up.

Lord, I pray for a fresh flow of Your strength--strength to think clearly, serve creatively, and endure consistently; strength to fill up diminished human resources; silent strength that flows from Your limitless source, quietly filling them with artesian power.

You never ask me to do more that You will provide the strength to accomplish. So make me a riverbed for the flow of Your creative Spirit. Fill this day with the serendipities, unexpected surprises of Your grace. Be Lord of every conversation, the unseen guest at every meeting and the guide of every decision. In the name of Him who is the way, the truth and the life.

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Great post, Carrie! I should pull that book back out. I was looking at it before Christmas....