Lord, teach us Your ways. Through Your prophet Isaiah, You said, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8). Forgive us for being so quick to rest in or worry about the ways of men and women. Forgive us for idolizing anyone but You. Sin is a slippery slope – guard our feet so that we pause to consider in whom we’re entrusting with our faith.
We seek You to feed us, for You are the bread of life. We come to You with a thirst that only You can quench, for You are the living water that sustains us. Let us plant these words in our hearts: “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me, hear me, that your soul may live.” (Isaiah 55:2-3)
Anoint our senses, Holy Spirit, so that we may know Your presence. Raise our spiritual radar to recognize Your voice in daily life. Surround us with protection and light, and reveal to us how You’ve equipped us with gifts that expand that light and push back the darkness of the world.
Let Your mercy be the shade we rest in when we come to the end of ourselves, Jesus. Refresh us anew with Your love.
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