The purpose of this blog is to share some of my prayers and thoughts about God and life. I am certainly no expert on any of these topics; I am a pilgrim passing through, absorbing what truths I can, trying to be the person God wants me to be. I hope you will hold my hand and walk beside me as I go.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Be My Anchor, Lord
Lord Jesus, Blessed Redeemer,
Put on my heart the need for repentance,
the need for change in my mind and in my heart.
Give me strength and courage to follow You,
into deeper, blacker waters,
rougher waters beyond the buoys,
where my feet cannot reach the bottom,
into waters that frighten me
because I am not a good swimmer,
and I panic if water is over my head.
Lead me, Lord,
and keep me afloat.
Assure me of
Your presence, Your strength, and Your power.
remember that I do not need to fear changes in my life
in my journey with You as long as I remember
stay within the safety net of Your loving arms.
Lord, for wanting to cling to my childish flotation devices
instead of taking them off and trusting
you to hold me up.
Protect me as
I swim in a sea of worldly trials and temptations,
monsters that would pull me under into their watery lairs.
to pull up the anchors that keep me in my safe place,
but prevent me from moving out into the depths
to which You call me.
Let me put
aside all those devices that prevent me from being
person You want me to be.
Give me the
courage to paddle out to answer Your call.
Give me the
strength and the will to go where You want me to go.
to change ineffective customs and habits.
Give me the
ears to listen for Your voice,
And when I hear Your beautiful,
wonderful voice, let me obey You.
Lord, be my
anchor, my compass, my north star.
me the need to let You be the Navigator of my life.
Steer me into new rivers and oceans to give me new opportunities to glorify you and to
enjoy being in Your presence forever.
Loving Savior, thank You for loving me
“Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to
my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come
into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for help; my
throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God. Those who hate me without
reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those
who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.” Psalm 69