Prayer Prompt:
Week of June 21, 2021

Set aside 10-15 minutes to read or listen to the prompt.
Ask God for discernment and take notes on what you are hearing.

Click PLAY to follow along with the guided prayer.

PAUSE ONE: Wait

READ
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
    He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever.

Psalm 23

PRAY
God, you are my shepherd and I have all I need.  So, I wait here in your presence as you lead me into rest.

PAUSE to wait

PAUSE TWO: Watch

READ
Read the scripture above another time.

PRAY
God, I watch as you do the things that only you can do. I watch as you renew my strength. I watch as you guide me along right paths. I watch as you prepare a feast for me. As I watch you do these things, I release my grip. I release my need for control. I release and I watch you lead.

PAUSE to watch

PAUSE THREE: Repentance & Celebration

READ 
Read the scripture above one last time.

PRAY
God, I repent of the many ways that I try to be my own shepherd. This is pride. This is a lack of humility. I repent.

God, I celebrate the many ways that your goodness and unfailing love have pursued me and will pursue me all the days of my life.

PAUSE to repent and celebrate