Day 43

Call to Prayer

Organize my days, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my midst. Organize my thoughts, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my mind. Organize my emotions, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my inmost heart. Organize my desires, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my will. Organize my relationships, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my labor, home, and leisure. Illuminate this life, God, illuminate me.

from “Canyon Road: A Book of Prayer” by Kari Kristina Reeves

Silence

Psalm 113

Praise the LORD!
Praise, O servants of the LORD,
praise the name of the LORD!
Blessed be the name of the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the LORD is to be praised!
The LORD is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
Who is like the LORD our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the LORD!

Read Acts 21

Prayer of Response

God, help us to be sensitive to your Spirit — to go when and where you lead, to speak when you give us the words. Help us to leave more space in our lives for what you have prepared for us. Let us not race through the day with simply our needs but consider the needs of those around us. We need you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayers of Supplication

What is a need that you see?
Pray that God would give you wisdom to pursue it.

Paul Adams