LOOK…and be curious.
WAIT… with prayerful expectation.
Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.
READ… the text with an open mind.
“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:7-12)
LISTEN… for a word with a willing heart.
RESPOND… with prayer and action.
Oh God of invitation, as we stand at the door, as we ask the hard questions, as we search you out, may we sense you already at work preparing a feast of answers, drawing us over the threshold and satisfying all our hungers.
Some people work out.
Committed to working on those six packs or getting Beach Body Ready. Some people lift weights to strengthen their shoulders. But some of the weights we really have to carry are too heavy for anyone to bear alone.
Prayer is simply refusing to carry things ourselves. It is the practice of loading the things that are too heavy for us onto the shoulders of Jesus.
And when we do, we find that there is not a burden, not a person, not a situation that he wasn’t carrying already. When we whisper our prayers for the things we carry – if we listen closely enough – we hear back the whisper that he has been praying for them already.
Don’t bear your own burdens. Or those of others. Pray for them by loading them onto Jesus. And listen in to what he is already praying for.
|Think of one thing to pray for each of your five.
Prayer Room @ St Edward’s Church
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Pray together each day until Pentecost