A Prayer for Obedience
For all the times that I have failed to listen to you, Lord
And miserably skulked away to hide beneath my gourd;
I thank you for your mercy and your Sonís relentless heat
Withering my hiding place, exposing my defeat.
Iím grateful for the second chance to do as youíve commanded.
To share the love of Jesus Christ to the ones that Iíve been handed.
May I never again be swallowed up in the depths of my monstrous pride,
Or forced to ride upon the swell of your disciplining hand, applied.
For all those moments in my life, when Iíve felt my patience spent,
Then in a whining, wheedling tone, Iíve begged you to repent.
To send another in my place, to minister in my stead;
And while hunkering down inside my cave, I have been lovingly fed.
With repentant heart I thank you for refreshment of my soul
And more than that, for admonishing me to press on toward the goal.
For reminding me that though, at times, I feel Iím only one
That I am surrounded by a host and garrisoned by your Son.
Iím grateful for your mercy Lord, for your grace applied to me
For all those times Iíve ďstruck the rockĒ instead of waiting on Thee.
To be only allowed to look upon, but not invited to share
In the fullness of your promises, would be more than I could bear.
Iíve read the childhood stories, like Jonah and the Whale,
And of how the Prophet Elijah ran before the priests of Bael.
Thereís Moses who, more than once, refused to use his voice
And instead of speaking, struck the rock, and ended up losing the choice,
To live to see Godís promises fulfilled before his eyes,
But instead, was only given a glimpse, just before he died.
I beg you, Lord, to use me, past failures all erase!
For I so long to hear,Ē Well done!Ē when I behold your face.
Iív. ran before the prophets of Bael.
And hunkering down within my cave, refused to carry on
Believing I am one, alone, supported by noone.
Just now, as I recall a Saint who struck the rock, instead,
of speaking truth, in love, I struck out,
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