I was doing some cleaning this morning and had to put away one of my travel bags that had been sitting around for couple of weeks. It seems like I always leave a thing or two inside, so I checked and found a folded up scrap of paper.
Instead of throwing the paper away immediately, I unfolded it. Printed inside was a prayer entitled “Brendan’s Prayer”. I don’t know where I got this, and I don’t know how long it’s been in this bag, which I’ve had a long time. As I read the words, I realized that the message was very timely, and should to be shared, not later, but today. I don’t know exactly who this is for, but I know it’s meant for someone who reads my blog. Maybe it’s you?
Lord, I will trust You,
Help me to journey beyond the familiar
and into the unknown.
Give me the faith to leave old ways
and break fresh ground with You.
Christ of the mysteries, can I trust You
to be stronger than each storm in me?
Do I still yearn for Your glory to lighten on me?
I will show others the care You’ve given me.
I determine amidst all uncertainty
always to trust.
I choose to live beyond regret,
and let You recreate my life.
I believe You will make a way for me
and provide for me,
if only I trust and obey.
I will trust in the darkness and know
that my times are still in Your hand.
I will believe You for my future,
chapter by chapter, until all the story is written.
Focus my mind and my heart upon You,
my attention always on You without alteration.
Strengthen me Your blessing
and appoint me to the task.
Teach me to live with eternity in view.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven.
Feed me, and somehow,
make my obedience count for You.
If anyone knows who Brendan is and where this prayer is from, please let me know by posting a comment. Enjoy the day 🙂