Friday, May 13, 2011

A Prayer for Friday, May 13, 2011

“Wherever You Go”

Lord God, may it be our heart’s desire to follow Jesus wherever he leads us.

At the same time, may our commitment to following him be made and carried out with our eyes wide open so that we make that commitment with as full an acceptance as possible of what will be expected of us.

Cause and enable us to realize that to follow Jesus could lead us to just about anywhere or even to what to most people would look like nowhere.

Give us the courage to follow anyway, O God.

And give us the faith to know that if we are truly trying to follow you we are in fact following you and that if we truly want to be where you want us to be then we are in fact where you want us to be.


“A scribe then approached and said, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’” (Matthew 8:19-20)

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