July 21st, 2021

What is it that God desires to do in and through you today? Invite Him to speak into your mind and heart; listen carefully and then choose to respond in obedience.

I appreciated this prayer as recorded in Voices Together #984….make this your prayer today (or tomorrow.)

This day, God, may I dream your dreams;

This day, God, may I reflect your love;

This day God, may I do your work;

This day, God, may I taste your peace.

For a portion of our prayer time together on Friday, we will read and share in the Psalmist David’s prayer and rejoicing in his awareness of the presence of God and the miracle of our creation. The concluding 2 verses are a beautiful prayer of submission. Can you identify with any of the feelings expressed by David written here in Psalm 139?

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.