Praying for Grace in the Mundane

Wednesday is for Prayer

The sun is up and I begin to sense that I am no longer asleep. Consciousness dawns in my head and the day lays itself out for inspection. “Good morning Lord, help me to bring glory in some way to you today.” First thoughts.

Two doctor appointments. One back, one eye. Age wraps its tentacles one day tighter around my dust and reminds me that “today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”, I don’t know how many more there will be. None of us do. Let me use this day for joy.

This evening, a class in the target community for the church plant. A way to get to know a place, a people. A way to begin to care. Jesus knew what was in every man down to every particular but I know only what is in man in a general and more ambiguous sense. So tonight I will take a class and begin the learning.

“Lord, I am a collection of needs this morning. Give me grace to be a blessing to those I connect with this day. Would you give me wisdom in each interaction. Let me season my speech with salt so I may know how to respond to each person. Give me boldness to speak up for you. Help me find “the man of peace” in the class tonight. Help me honor you in all I do.

Give me the joy of your presence throughout the day. Don’t let me forget that I walk with you. Protect my family while I am away. Give them focus and resolve to accomplish the tasks before them. Remind them of yourself and give them joy in their day. For the spread of your name and by the power of Christ’ shed blood I ask this. Amen.”

2 thoughts on “Praying for Grace in the Mundane

  1. Your sharing reminds me of Jesus speaking to Cleopas and his unnamed companion on the Road to Emmaus soon after Jesus Resurrection. You have Jesus’ same compassion and desire to journey with the confused and the lost, to open our eyes, our hearts and our minds by breaking open the Word in hopes that we will see Jesus in the breaking of the Bread and truly know that he is alive so we will spread the Word. May the Holy Spirit continue to fill you with grace and empower you to raise up a great multitude of evangelizing disciples. May he protect you and your loved ones all the days of your lives. In Jesus name I pray.


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