Father, thank You for meeting me where I am. Don’t ever let me try to live life without You. Even when I don’t know which way to go, I desire the companionship of Your company and the blessing You offer when I am following Your instruction.
After Your resurrection, several of Your disciples returned to fishing. But one long night when their efforts yielded no catch, You found them. From the shore, You told them to throw down their nets on the right side of the boat. And an enormous catch was brought in. You blessed their obedience.
Lord, there are so many things pulling at me, personally and in our world today – unfairness, injustice, disunity, evil erupts in violence and abounds in abuse of power. Misinformation spreads like wildfire feeding the flames of mistrust and deception. So many things seem broken; and that’s on the large scale of what’s happening in the world and in my country. I am saddened and overwhelmed.
Father, please bring comfort and healing to those families who have suffered violence or harm at the hands of evil men and women. Rescue them and bring them the peace that only You can. Expose and punish the evil ones. Let us see Your justice.
Father, when we feel lost, individually or as a nation; find us wherever we are. Show us how to be obedient and where the blessing is.
Thank You for this lesson that even when I come to the end of my efforts and have tried to do things on my own, You stand ready to show me the way. Help me be humble enough to accept Your instruction, and obedient to follow it. Amen