A New Year’s Prayer: “DISTURB ME”
This prayer expresses well what we need to say to God as we embark on a new year. If you…
This prayer expresses well what we need to say to God as we embark on a new year. If you want the calendar flip to rock your status quo, these honest words invite God to work deeply in your life. I like to work slowly through this prayer, line by line, until my spirit catches up with the words, and I find myself actually meaning it – desiring it. I wrote it as a way of getting my spirit to align with the will of God. Maybe it will dislodge something in you, too, stirring up your desire to follow Jesus more fully. Let it be a way for you to invite God to lead you into 2013.
Rouse me from sleepy paths of comfortable faith
that too easily become dangerous ruts of safety
rather than a pathway I walk with you
in a kind of adventure.
Forgive me for focusing more
on what I want you to do for “my life” or “my ministry”
than what you may want me to do for your kingdom.
Help me to remember that your call
is simply to follow
and that you are on the move
Push me with the lifting power of your Spirit
past the stagnant places I’ve been.
Prod me past the horizons formed by my timidity and fear.
Give me an attitude that is finally ready to follow Jesus
no matter what.
I want to go beyond.
I really do, Lord Jesus.
Where you lead me, I will follow.
No turning back.