This prayer comes at a time when I didn’t recognize that something I’m experiencing is a test.
O Lord, My God.
You see all. You know all. You are everywhere.
You created this place.
You destroyed this place.
You sent your Son to save this place.
And one day you will return to redeem this place.
You hold back and you let go.
You are the giver of spiritual freedom.
You are beautiful. You are lovely.
You are kind. You restore life.
You are fair. You are excellent and perfect.
You are the judge. You are amazing.
You are the Master.
At Day 4, I’m praying for my trials and my testing.
The prayer calls you the Blessed Controller of all things. And I asked myself whether I believed this. The answer is yes. Many look at the world and say you can’t be in control of this mess. But this mess is our fault. You don’t force yourself on us. You give us the freedom to make our choices, including the choice to love your Son. I know that if you wanted to, you could stop the earth rotating on its axis. And that’s how I know you’re in control. If you weren’t controlling a spinning ball, we wouldn’t be here. I believe you’re restraining yourself because your Word says you love us and you don’t want to see anyone perish. You want every to get a chance to know Jesus.
I believe you know what’s best. You want what’s best, and you can do what’s best for me as I am obedient and trust you.
Nothing is too hard for you. I don’t know why I keep forgetting that. Anything I face in this life-my job, my marriage, my family, even me-you can handle it.
I am blessed to know that all things work together for the good of those who love you and are called according to your purpose. I believe that purpose is Jesus.
I am reminded that my prayers can make a difference in how things turn out and most importantly how much I benefit from all that happens to me.
You promised, “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you will honor me.”
The words in today’s prayer speak for me. They say what I cannot say. “Give me the grace to trust you in each of my trials and to accept each one and to cooperate with you so that I grow through it”. This is my mantra.
Once I prayed for you to help me to grow, but not let it hurt. Please forgive me for telling you what to do.
What I want, what I need, is what this prayer speaks. I need the ability to cooperate with you in order to grow through the test.
Lead me, Lord, as I bring you each of my problem areas. The prayer names these as my pressures, my finances, my uncertainties, my disappointments, my failures. But the key is to bring them to you and stop trying to handle them myself. Again, dear Lord, help me to let go of me.
The prayer adds in failures in relating to people. I bring these to you today as you know the relationships I struggle with and those I’m failing at.
I trust you to work in what I face. I trust you. I trust you. I trust you. Give me, dearest One, practical wisdom to execute in what I face. Work on me and in me.
I am lacking and utterly clueless. I think I know but truly I don’t. So my eyes are on you.
Please do these same things for my second love, my husband.