Reflecting on the Prayer of the Day

The Prayer of the Day on Sunday was not printed in the bulletin.  Though the pastor said, “Let us pray,” my mind apparently was somewhere else.  I’m sure I added my “Amen,” my “Let it be so among us,” yet, I had no idea to what I was “Amening.”  I looked up the prayer and this is what we prayed; in case your mind went wandering.

We acknowledged, “O God, You have prepared for those who love You such good things as surpass our understanding.”  It might have been good if the pastor asked us, “Well,  what good things have you received this week that you never expected and were a surprise and beyond your understanding?”   What you answer?  Give it some thought.

Then we made a request, even if we don’t recall it, “Cast out all sins and evil desires from us”  Now that is going to take some heavy lifting on God’s part to get inside me and throw out all the junk the accumulates throughout the day, week, year, lifetime.

But having excavated our lives, we asked that God would “pour into our hearts Your Holy Spirit.” We need something to replace the junk.  So God would you dump a whole bucket full of the Holy Spirit us for a purpose.  “To guide us unto all blessedness.”  Part of our blessedness is to recognize that we receive so many good things in our life that it’s beyond our understanding as to why God is so good to us.

We know that it can only happen, “Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.”

Now we can add our “Amen.” And know what we were praying about. 

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