This past week has been one of those forced times of rest for me. (That probably sounds terrific to many of you!) It’s not always easy to stop, slow down, and heal. Here’s a short little prayer that was packed with meaning for me. Maybe it’ll speak to you, too. (It’s written by a former pastor and chaplain of the US Senate – Peter Marshall.)
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for we find that
to wait is often harder than to work.
When we wait upon You we shall not be ashamed, but shall
renew our strength.
May we be willing to stop our feverish activities and listen to
what You have to say, that our prayers shall not be the sending
of night letters, but conversations with You.
This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen
BTW – today’s reading in “Seek God for the City” encourages us to pray for the military. While you’re doing that, remember to pray for one of the men who sits among us every Sunday – Dell McDonald. Dell has been ministering to military personnel around the world for most of his life….and he keeps on doing it! His energy amazes me. Pray for Dell and the ministry of ACCTS as they “build leaders and Christian fellowships worldwide”.