“As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God." Psalm 42:1
“Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see. Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!”
Clara H. Scott
I step out of traffic today, Lord, to sit quietly with you. All around me there is movement but within me I have found a place of rest where I can listen. My soul thirsts for you, my flesh faints for you as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
I have been longing for a moment to sit in the waiting room of your presence. Expand the boundaries of my heart to make room for compassion for others.
Expose my weaknesses so that I can gather strength from your righteousness.
Forgive me when I hid my light under a bushel to make someone else feel comfortable.
Whisper a quiet assurance of your protection and power.
Saturate me with a love so that all who feel discarded will feel treasured.
Since your steadfast love is better than life, I will praise you, out of my mouth will flow a sacrifice of praise.
In Jesus name, Amen.
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