There is a beautiful prayer in Isaiah 58 but it’s a bit hidden in a bevy of “if-then” statements. Read the prayer below then hunt for it in scripture if interested.
- May your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing quickly appear.
May your righteousness go before you, and the glory of the Lord be your rear guard.
May you call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: “Here am I.”
May your light rise in the darkness, and your night become like the noonday.
May the Lord guide you always; he will satisfy your needs and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
And may you find your joy in the Lord.
I think my brother nailed it with this one…
I’ll BEGIN the hour in silence
I’ll begin with God so near
For in this realm of solitude
God is surely here
I’LL BEGIN the day with meditation
I’ll begin the day with prayer
For there is beauty, praise, and wonder
When his presence is truly there
I’LL BEGIN the month with worship
I’ll begin with depth and length
For outside of three dimensions
The joy of the Lord is my strength
I’LL BEGIN the year with singing
I’ll begin the year with glee
And I’ll bask in his presence
In each year of jubilee
Jesus is Lord! There, I proclaimed it.
Let’s be clear, I didn’t just write it, read it or say it, I proclaimed it. Monstrous difference.
This proclamation that Jesus is Lord means more than we often give it credit for.
- It means that I’m not in charge of running my life anymore
- It’s a proclamation that there is a sovereign, all powerful, all knowing King over me
- It’s a proclamation that I’m not the owner of my life
- There is One who sustains life who is bigger than me
- It’s a proclamation that I need someone to run my life
- I need someone to surrender my life to
- I need someone to bow before and worship
- I need someone to acknowledge as Lord
- I need someone to guide my life.
- I need someone to look up to.
Proclaim it with me.
“Jesus is Lord.”
Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.