Prayer for Important Decisions
Standing Tall The moment is still. The news is frightful. I watch her rise and exit the room.Behind her a prediction of failure, of sickness, a future far from easy.I want to glance awayand forget her face. But no—steel my stare. Help me look even closerand remember only this:
One Soft and Certain Voice I feel as though I am at everyone's beck and call.I am surrounded by a chorus of needsand I cannot hear myself anymore. I cannot hear You.
Choices I watch as he weighs the choices.I want to tell him what to do.“Make the safe choice.”“Make the choice that I want,the one that keeps you close to me.”Help him to be more objective than I can be. Help him to make the choicethat takes advantage of his strengths and his passions,his knowledge and his...
Providence Call it kismet or divine intervention—I am where I need to be.Let me never forgetthat I did not wander hereunplanned by chance.You led me to this place.I am on stage awaiting my cue.What can I do for You here?With whom can I connect?Let me do Your work and will,and we shall move togetherto the next destination.Only You know my destiny,
Choices and Consequences Is it Your will for meto bring this into my home;into my life; into my family?Will it enable us to live fuller lives,to be closer to each other,to draw closer to You?Lend me Your wisdom,as I struggle with this decision.
Keep It Simple Treat your neighbors as yourself.Don't lie or steal.Honor your parents.They seem pretty straightforwardright up until I seek clarification,that will help me findloopholes and exceptions.Just who are my neighbors?Do white lies count?Help me simplify my obedienceinstead of complicating itwith qualifications and...
Change is Coming I feel like I have fallenand I can't get up.Source of my strength, lift me.Change is coming.My dreams and visions are shattered.Source of my strength,put it all back together.Change is coming.