Saturday, December 6, 2008

Advent Prayer

Lately friends, I’ve found myself a bit at a loss for words, not really knowing how to pray for some things. Several years ago, I learned from Beth Moore (& others) to go to the living, breathing Word of God, asking Him to give me words for prayer.

Three days ago, my Pastor invited me to deliver the morning prayer for the second Sunday in Advent. Having no idea what words would even begin to form that prayer, I said yes. Not even 30 minutes later, in Praise & Worship rehearsal I learned the following song by “Mercy Me.”




God had given me the start of that prayer. Then later, in a quiet time with Him, God gave me the rest, through His Word:

Dear Holy & Mighty God,
I’m finding myself at a loss for words, & the funny thing is, it’s okay.
The last thing I need is to be heard, but to hear what You would say.

Word of God speak, would you pour down like rain,
Washing my eyes to see Your majesty.
To be still & know that You’re in this place,
Please let me stay & rest, in Your Holiness.
Word of God speak.

I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let my foot slip – he who watches over me will not slumber;
Indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over me – the Lord is my shade at my right hand;
The sun will not harm me by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep me from all harm – He will watch over my life;
The Lord will watch over my coming & going, both now & forever more.
(Psalm 121)

For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given,
And the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government & peace there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne & over his kingdom,
Establishing & upholding it with justice & righteousness from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9: 6-7)

I’m finding myself at a loss for words, & the funny thing is, it’s okay,
The last thing I need is to be heard, but to hear what You would say.

Word of God speak, would you pour down like rain,
Washing my eyes to see Your majesty.
To be still & know that You’re in this place,
Please let me stay & rest, in Your Holiness.
Word of God speak…

Lately, friends, I’ve found myself at a loss for words, but the funny thing is, it’s okay…
Indeed, & amen.
~~~

5 comments:

Rick said...

Thank you Susannah for your very kind comment on my blog. If I've encourged you through God's Word, then He gets the glory.

Thanks for dropping in. Stay Tooned!

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Hi Susannah I just stopped by to wish you a great weekend.
*smile*

Myself said...

I love your blog Susannah.

Susannah said...

It's great to make new friends! Thanks Rick, DD2 & Myself. Hope you're all having a good weekend!

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