We look up, but we can’t see You or heaven.
We look around, but we don’t see You, we see evil.
Lord, police hate-groups, child molesters, human traffickers, liars, cheats, persecutors of our faith.
Lord, we want to see You.
We struggle to see the good in the pain of others, some are victims … some have made their own beds.
Lord, we trust You, but we want to trust You more.
Lord, we love You, but we want to love You more.
Lord, we praise You right now, but we want to praise You more.
Help us see this broken, beaten, violent world as You see it.
For You see those hiding in the shadows, afraid to come out lest they get hurt.
You see those striving endlessly to fit in or earn their worth.
You see the blank, empty souls who walk around as robots, going through the motions.
Lord, as Your Word in Proverbs 3:6 says, we lay ourselves at Your holy feet, we surrender Lord.
We expect You to make our paths straight this week.
We trust You will place people in our paths for our good and theirs but for Your glory.
We are sorry when we get overwhelmed with news and forget to pray.
We look to You, Lord, to order our steps.
We thank You in advance for how Holy Spirit will minister to us, guiding us in Your truth and slowing our rolls when we get ahead of You.
We pause right now to praise Your Powerful Son’s Name Jesus.
In His name we pray,
In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:6).
Whoa! If you followed all that, I just emptied my heart. I have begun reading many Facebook posts about missing children, and my heart is breaking. Just before this post, I read an article about a NYU part-time professor from Palestine who is leading a police-hate group.
I am a highly sensitive person who was born an introvert. Then life happened and I morphed into an extrovert. However, God has brought me back to the way He created me. I am a speaker who prefers lots of time alone with God to prepare. I no longer need to be the life of the party, that was ALL pride. I prefer to spend time with small groups of people rather than large. I am highly sensitive. I haven’t figured all that out yet, but I no longer apologize for it. It is who I am. I am a prayer warrior, praying for people I don’t know often. I pray for lots of things that don’t directly affect my life, but hurt my heart. I am leaning into Jesus more to hear His heart beat in mine. I want to serve Him well but am painfully aware that I will falter … because how do you serve the Perfect One even close to well?
I hope you can pray this prayer with me, looking up to heaven as we seek His face but not see it.
Feel free to leave a comment here or email me any prayer requests at firstname.lastname@example.org
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