Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Holy Father, I find myself comfortably numb in my routines and surroundings. I grow complacent with the way things are. Though I’m grateful for all the blessings you have fitted my life with, I sometimes need to be shaken into action – into a higher calling and greater purpose. Lord, move my heart as you will. Inspire me to take action as you call me even if that means leaving behind positions of status or security. Inspire me to fully dedicate myself to the work of your sovereign plan and the service of your people. May I see the eternal value of earthly sacrifice and rise in a spirit of worship to make it. Amen.
Nehemiah 1:4, 11
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”
I was cupbearer to the king.
ESTABLISHED ON THE ROCK: 100 PRAYERS FOR CLIMBING HEAVENWARD AVAILABLE NOW!
Like the level of difficulty increases along a mountain climb, so our journeys of faith lead us through stretches of difficult terrain. Reaching the breathtaking views that put life into perspective requires digging deep within ourselves and exploring what we’re made of. Prayer is our primary spiritual tool for this.
As we establish our footing and climb higher, our prayers tend to become more focused. We zero in on the critical aspects of the journey that keep us safe and productive. Sometimes that means packing lighter – leaving behind useless and detrimental weights. Sometimes that means evaluating how to wisely negotiate treacherous obstacles. Megan L. Anderson, author of Lead Me to the Rock: 100 Prayers for Climbing Heavenward, presents this second volume of prayers centered on these and similar themes to encourage you along the next leg of your spiritual climb.