My prayer today is that someone teetering on the edge of obedience might be converted and saved.
“Grant to me, O Lord, the penitence of the publican who dared not raise his eyes to heaven, the desire of the prodigal who longed to return home and the wisdom of the merchant who surrendered all to possess the kingdom. Amen.” —Rabbula of Edessa (d. 435), from the Methodist site that doesn’t allow links
To see what you can do with me,
To know what I can soon become,
I seek, O Lord, the fullest sum;
I ask your grace to do and be.
“Grant us, O Lord, the will to accomplish all that pleases you; the strength to do all that you command and the reverence to respect all that you have made; for your own name’s sake. Amen.”
—Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) (From the Methodist site that doesn’t allow specific URL links)
Prayer inspired by an article on Darth Vader. Great article, follow that link also. The author doesn’t touch on it, but it seems to me that what motivated Anakin is what some observers see as one of the great motivators of all time: fear of loss.
After a long pause, a prayer (not that I haven’t been praying privately):
To do the work of God, he was able,
He read and daily studied his Bible;
Of Satan’s darts he was not afraid,
The Lord’s servant fervently prayed.
You are my light and my salvation. You give me confidence for my task. You secure my feet along the way. You are my victory.
For all the suffering, pain, and wrong,
today is yours, O Lord, and mine;
I will rejoice in prayer and song
and make my will with yours align.