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Prayer for waiting

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I'm in a surgery waiting room for the next 4 hours until my son's procedure is finished. This reminds me how hard it is to wait, to not control the outcome of something. Waiting is life, isn't it? We're aways waiting for things we want and waiting for things we don't want to be resolved. Waiting for them to be over. Fixed. Here's a prayer for those long hours you spend waiting and waiting and waiting for something to happen... or something to stop happening: Oh, Lord, I wait on you like I wait for the morning after a long night. I wait on you like a mother anticipating her baby's birth. I wait on you like a patient awaiting a diagnosis. I wait on you like a soldier who needs reinforcements. I wait on you like newlyweds on their first week apart. You have everything I need and everything I want. Help me to be patient  while I wait. Help me to be faith-filled  while I wait. Transform me into your image because I believe that you will me

Praying for big and little needs

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This morning I read a friend Lori Hatcher 's blog called "Is it wrong pray for little needs?" I was just praying intermittently for my children to love God, for the poor in Africa, for our Compassion Sunday this week, and for my social media/publicity needs, and I was feeling guilty about how and why I pray. I know that God doesn't judge me for making prayer requests. He wants to hear them, and He wants to answer them. The crux of the issue is my heart. Do I want what He wants? Do I desire His kingdom? Or am I focused on building mine, making my little family kingdom more comfortable and less stressful? Do I pray because I want to spare myself pain and hardship or because I want God to use my hardships to advance His kingdom? God, I lay my anxieties and concerns at your feet. I trust you completely with them. Help me to not take these worries back from you today. Amen. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.-- 1 Peter 5:7