I found the following prayer today. I wrote it several years ago, when I was in a time of inaction and need, and apparently in a rather silly mood. Welcome to …
My Bobsled Prayer
I don’t know what to think, or what to do. I don’t want to move unless it’s Your will, but there is no recent sign of that will. Because of it, I am immobilized. Stagnancy has slowly killed my hope for change and willingness to risk. I am in a vicious cycle.
Psalm 139:5 “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.”
Go ahead and push me, God. Move me in Your will. Create walls like the bobsled track, so that my thoughts, sense of purpose, and actions are contained tightly within the boundaries of Your will. Hem in my flaws and weaknesses, my insecurities and fears, my wanderlust. Contain my ideas, words, ambitions, interests … everything that makes me, “me”.
Joshua 1:7 “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.”
Create conditions within me, and beyond me, that assure success in pleasing You. Position me in Your will. Propel me. Place containment walls close to assure correctness, righteousness, focus of vision and action, godliness and accuracy as I ride the bobsled run that is my life.
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