Prayer Guide:  October 2018

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.  Psalm 143:8 

When you think of prayer, what comes to mind?   Is it doing a quick prayer at a meal,  an urgent request for a need, a list of things you’d like God to do, or something else?   While these do have a place in our prayer lives, have you ever thought of spending time with God in quiet solitude, letting Him fill you with grace?    This can lead to many changes in our lives that help us to be God’s love in our world and make a difference in His name.  I wrote this poem years ago when God laid this on my heart!

Being God’s Love

Please come to me, Oh God!
Wrap my agony in your mercy,
Still my chaos in your grace,
Hear my prayer in your compassion.
Light the flame of love in my waiting heart,
That no one goes without warmth in my presence,
That all are served with your love through my obedience,
No longer looking inward but upward to you!
A change is born in stillness, silence. 

GUIDED PRAYER
Help me Lord to know that you are always here for me and with me, and help me to spend quiet time with you daily to let you show me this. Help me grow to be your love in our world! Amen.

As always, thank you Lois Powers for your writing and insights.