PRAYER Rx --- February 21
Dear Lord Jesus, as we approach the next Lenten season, how should we make our hearts ready in the Lenten days before us and prepare to celebrate Your resurrection on Easter Sunday? ... First, let us consider the suffering that You endured on the cross when You became the sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. ... You died that those who would believe, repent, and accept You as their Lord and Savior might not only be forgiven of their sins, but have eternal life! ... What do You want from me when the Lenten Season begins? ... As I wait for Your answer, somehow I sense that You are not asking me just to give up desserts! ... Are You telling me that You want real, "soul-depth" commitment? And why not? After all, You died for me! Are You asking me to live for You? Every day? ... I'd have to really turn my life around, wouldn't I? I'd have to spend time studying Your Word, and seeking to know Your will for my life. ... But You did promise* that You would send Your Holy Spirit to lead me into Your truth, to guide me, to comfort me, and to "empower" me. I wouldn't be left on my own. You did promise that Your grace would be sufficient for my needs.** It's now my move, isn't it?
In Your holy name I pray. Amen.
* (See John 14:12-21) ** (See II Cor. 12:9)