A Prayer for the Journey

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

       ~ Albert Einstein

Even though troubles came down on me hard,
    your commands always gave me delight.
     ~ Psalm 119:143
“Gracious God, whose mercy is higher than the heavens, wider than our wanderings, and deeper than all our sin: Take back to yourself your bewildered and broken people. Forgive our folly and our excess, our coldness to human sorrow, our passion for things of the moment, and our indifference to the deeper treasures of the spirit. Change our hearts and turn all our desires to your way, that we may love what you love and do what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
     This prayer reminds me that we are all on a journey.  We are all moving toward the Lord, sometimes we get stuck along the way, but we all have a goal.  Sometimes, that argument, that one more thing we need to correct, fix, change in another – well, it gets in our way. We lose sight of our own goals and focus on how we can fix someone else.  I had a wise boss who constantly reminded me to “not engage.”  I have at least one relative who makes me think of that boss daily.  
     It is so hard. The webs drop like raindrops.  Today, as the “raindrops” fall, look at the prayer above, which has brought me back many a time, lift up the one who so vexes you and remember that they too, are on a journey.  Delight in the commands of the One who loves you so.
Because of Him,
Thou Gracious God – Mack Wilberg, arranger, director

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