Paul wrote, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” That’s my life in two sentences. Yours too? Beautifully Christ did not come simply to get us from earth to heaven but to bring heaven to earth. Jesus promises us he will make us like him. Our access to this transformation is a conversation with Jesus. Thus we can’t be transformed to think and act like Christ without prayer. Please pray for transformation with me.
Alpha & Omega:
Grant us endurance and encouragement by transforming our minds and hearts to the mind and heart of Christ.
To receive your gifts as good and beautiful even when/though we can’t perceive their beauty.
To love and serve others with arms outstretched even when they refuse our love.
To gather with the bride, your people, family and friends, even though our wedding attire is old and torn.
Jesus, Help Us
To see ourselves the way you see us: crowned with glory and honor even when that crown is tarnished.
To know suffering as redemptive fire especially when engulfed in scorching flames.
To walk with you in strength and hope even when shrouded by shadow.
To not look away from you even when dazzled by other gods.
To trust your promises of truth and life even when swamped in doubt and lies.
To rest in your powerful presence even when we feel alone.
To sing praise to you for all you have done, are doing, and will do even though our voices crack with pain.
To wait for the day to see you as you are and become like you even though no calendar marks the date.
We ask for this and more in the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.