A new morning prayer
Father, you know what this day ahead holds for me and mine. (“all the days ordained for me are written in you book” Psalm 139:16)
You know when I might need to speak up, and when I’ll need to simply listen well with all my heart. Prompt me to do both well.
Make me sensitive Lord to your Holy Spirit nudges within me, so that I am constantly aware of your “extraordinary” within my “ordinary.”
Attune me to what “doing” needs to be done, and what “resting” needs to be taken.
May I not so rush through this day that I fail to stop, notice and be amazed by your “God details” in my life today.
Remind me of how your voice so often comes with a gentle whisper, over all other cacophony of noise.
Draw my heart to notice those on the fringes, so that seeing them I can then bring them to you in prayer.
Where a known to me one needs your help, drop their name into my heart so that I can then ask a “Thy will be done, your best blessing” on them this day.
Cause some glimpses of your hope to be seen within me, so that some others might also turn, or return, to seek your knowing, and your El-Roi seeing them this day.
Breathe then your Holy Spirit Ruach breath over me afresh I pray, so that it is in your strength, your Shalom, and with a knowing of your grace which changes my story, that I pass through this day.
“Open the eyes of my heart Lord…Open the eyes of my heart.” M.W.Smith
In Jesus name,
“True Christian prayer is learning to be attentive to God’s presence in our midst. It is learning the relational language of heaven and letting it become the language of our hearts. Prayer is entering into the life of God with our minds and bodies, encountering afresh the love of the Father as He speaks His hope and love over us. And as we do so, we are set free to accept our weaknesses and our limitations. Let us learn then to love as God loves and live faithfully in his presence” Boyd Bailey