I often read from A GUIDE TO PRAYER published by the Upper Room. It’s filled with prayers, directed scripture readings and writings from profound authors over the centuries. My mom gave it to me on my birthday in 2001 and I am still using it 10 years later. Today’s prayer was brilliant. If you are spiritual person, you may want to join me in praying it.
‘Almighty God, by the power of your Holy Spirit, open my eyes, ears, heart and very life to Your presence so that today I may worship and serve You in faithfulness, and be a blessing and healing reminder of Your love to all whose lives I might touch. I offer my prayer in the name of Christ. Amen.’
Right now I’m working hard in preparation for some gigs coming up - next week in Vernon, a support concert for our churches compassion ministry. Two weekends following I get to go home to Winnipeg to lead worship there. And after that… knee surgery. I was just reminded today by this prayer, that every day presents an opportunity for me to be ‘a blessing and healing reminder of God’s love’ to someone. Whether it’s through the music ministry I do, or whether it’s at the hospital with the doctors and nurses… or at the coffee shop or anywhere else I go.
Whether we are spiritual people or not, we have the opportunity to bring a little bit of light to an often dark world. May we have open eyes, ears and hearts to not miss those moments.