Prayer for a Sunday morning

Dear Father,

In our Canadian experience, there has always been more than enough. Yet daily we are at war with our thoughts and our culture that screams at us that we are not.

We aren't skinny, fit, healthy enough. We aren't endowed enough, physically, mentally, financially, nor materially... We get tripped in the lust for more — coveting our neighbour's stuff. Ever tempted to enter gossip or slander in the sour grapes of our feelings of inadequacies.

Idols rise up. Lust and hate tickles us.

Lord, in the midst of this Your death and resurrection call out “Enough!” to our foolishness.

At Your death, You said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). In Your resurrection appearances, You said, “Peace be with you” (John 20:19). In earliest of churches (Acts), the pouring out began.

Jesus, God, Holy Spirit, we are here again for a  top up. As You continue to pour into our lives we seek to pour back through worship. We get that worship isn't just one hour of our busy lives. But, take this time we are coming into Your presence formally and continue to change us, especially our understanding of “enough.”

Amen.

I scrawled this as a scrappy journal entry as a collection of thoughts and chat for a “call to worship” role. Not often do I pen a prayer, {and never type nor post one}. I had done a quick back of the bible, concordance check for the word “enough” because the word flapped on my mental clothes’ line so vigorously.  Nothing.

Minutes after the blurt to paper, a post showed up referencing John 14:8 “Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” God laughter is always the best laughter.

Donna Hirtle

p.s. So why insert a seemingly unrelated prayer on a web page? Whether it be a drawing, a painting, a fabric project...a prayer...it’s all connected. One expression of worship walk walking has no big difference or disconnect. If it offends you, just ignore me. If it helps you, hey cool, God is a work.