PrayerWritten by Rev._Smith on Jul 21, 2010 in Pastor's Blog - No Comments
This morning when I woke up with the stress of many things coursing through my body making it difficult to get out of bed. The illusion that I bought into at first was this should not happen to someone “doing God’s work”.
When I read of those who have gone before us I discover that there are many of the big time theologians and champions of the Church that had what could be described as on off day. In fact one of them, John Calvin, suffered continually from a variety of physically ailments.
So I had a rough start, but what that showed me was that something in me was out of balance. I drank water. I ate a smaller breakfast. I went to the gym. I calmed my thoughts. I thought of my family. All were good, but did not supply relief. As I was driving home a question, an unshakable thought, did you pray?
Simple. Easily taught, but practicing it…well I am sad to say that it took this long to come to the point of prayer.
So I offer to you who are weary, who are angry, who are full of fear, did you pray?
who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
thy kingdom come
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
give us this day our daily bread
forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
for thine is the kingdom
and the power
and the glory