Tuesday, March 29, 2005

WHAT SHALL I BECOME?

O God,
What shall I become as I grow older?
Less of what I have been?
More of the same?
Will I be more irritable,
or less sensitive to all that now irritates me?
Will I continue to forgive,
or be less inclined to let go offenses and harsh words?
As I grow older do I continue to change,
or regress back into patterns that make me
predictable, rutted, and self-consumed?
O living Word,
Continue to change me.
Let Jesus Christ continue to be formed in me,
so that whatever you intended me to be
I shall yet become.
Help me grow up in you.
Amen.

“Until we're all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God's Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13, The Message by Eugene Peterson)

This is a new component to bikehiker blog: a daily prayer. Most will be my original prayers, but I often pray the Psalms and sometimes find that the heart-felt outpourings of others reflect my own.

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