Tuesday, June 9, 2015
a prayer for the naked and afraid
We're all hurting. All of us in our own ways.
You know our hearts and the exact place to elicit a response in us.
Help us to look at the ugly parts of our hearts where Your Hand reaches.
Help us to resist the urge to cover up what hurts in an attempt to make the discomfort end.
Give us the courage to let You have your way, with us.
Give us the courage to trudge one more step in the muck.
Help us not to stay frozen in fear and bewildered at the ugly.
Help us to step, trusting You won't leave us to drown or suffocate.
Humble us to surrender our want for Your glory.
Humble us to say "Yes" to one more moment of what feels impossible.
Might we be people who want to see Your glory more than our comfort.
Might we be people who trust You for the humanly impossible.
You are good, even when nothing looks as we wish it would.
You are good, even when nothing makes sense.
Lead us ever more to knowing Your love for us.
Lead us ever more to knowing Your love for all.
Heal us from our own addictions and obsessions and shouts for comfort.
Heal us from our own pride.
Teach us your definition of "Strong" in our naked moments of today's living.