Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tired/Weary – Praying the Emotions of Jesus Day 6

John 4:6 (ESV)
Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Prayer
Jesus, You know what it is like to be exhausted from a long journey. Far from easy, Your life consisted of many endless trials, challenges and homeless nights. Walk, walk, walk – Your constant travels kept You on the move. Even though You are God, You were also human. Jesus, Your body was just as limited by physical exhaustion as the next person. You can relate with my fatigue after a busy day at work or school. You know what it is like to fall asleep from exhaustion or desire nothing more than to take a nap.

I am comforted by the fact that You can relate with my limitations. Yet, You show that it is possible to live a righteous life if each step is kept in tune with the Holy Spirit. Overcome by life, help me Lord. I am tired. May I seek a drink from the well that contains Your Living Water. May I be refreshed in the middle of the noon-day sun. May I seek rest under the shade of Your love.

Cause me to rest and enter Your best. For when I am spent, You can sustain me. As I come to the end of myself, I discover there is plenty of strength in You. Amen!

Strict Orders of Secrecy – Praying the Emotions of Jesus Day 5

Mark 5:43 (NIV)
He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Prayer
Jesus, You never sought the limelight even though You are the most famous man to ever live. You healed the sick and raised the dead and commanded people to keep these miracles a secret. If I had done these things, I would have wanted to tell everyone, maybe even create a reality TV show about it. Full of humility, You sought a better glory than earthly fame.

May I realize that even when You break through and do something miraculous in my life, it is never about me. Even if divine power works miracles through my hands, I am never to seek my own glory. The only famous one for a true worshipper of Christ is God alone. You alone are worthy to receive all praise, honor and glory.

May I keep Your secrets so that Your kingdom mission will be accomplished. More than fame or kudos, You focused on doing the will of The Father. May I approach each day with the same dedication because I know that notoriety makes it difficult to stay on mission. Amen!