Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lead Me, Guide Me

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” —Psalm 32:8

Sometimes, Lord, it’s so hard to see. We squint and struggle to make sense of what you’re showing us. Help us know when you are guiding us, Lord, and when we are clutching at the wrong answers. Help us know, as this peace process unfolds, how to best follow your voice, how to love each other with your perfect love, and how to continue to turn to you and, when it’s your will, to wait until the time you choose to answer our prayers. Thank you for teaching us how to live in your care and respond to your voice.

Help us today not be too quick with our human judgments. When we’re deciding whether to go to the store or stay home, work or play, study or sleep, be diligent or procrastinate lead us to ask God what God wants us to do. We can ask God what God thinks, and then listen.

Beloved, remember that the more we turn to the Lord for the small stuff in life, the more clearly we will hear him in the midst of big stuff.

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