Prayers Based on Matthew 25:14-30
The Parable of the Talents
Prayer: In My Hands
You place the needed solution in my hands
An extravagant opportunity
Fear whispers in my ear
Get rid of it as fast as you can
The warning comes strong
Working hard to twist my perspective and your truth
The gift is a trap laid by your harsh master
Fear loves waste and chaos
Your love casts out fear
Deliver me, Jesus
Cast out my fear
Give me eyes to see blessing, not burden
Free me to seize what you offer
To delight in the adventure
To risk and reap
I long to be named “good and trustworthy”
I long for your “well done,” my Jesus
Prayer: Bring You Joy
Creative, Powerful God
Generous Author of Life
You entrust us to care and tend your gifts
You call us to be fruitful and multiply
You empower us with abilities and opportunities
Your goodness is in our hands
We will use it and risk it
We will be trustworthy
May our efforts bring you joy
Be sure to also check out Spent, a powerful prayer of commitment by Steve Garnaas Holmes.
For the next few months, I’ll be posting prayers to accompany Bishop Ken Carter’s Bible Study on Facebook. Each week, Bishop Carter will bring in a guest to speak about the passage. We’ll be walking through the last chapters of the Gospel of Matthew.
You’re most welcome to read along and to join this Facebook discussion group. You don’t need to be a Methodist or attend a Methodist church. All are welcome and all means all.
May the grace of God’s word, the challenge, and the call, inspire us to great faith and great good works in Jesus’ name. – Lisa <
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Bring You Joy © 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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