When we talk about prayer, we usually think of us talking and God listening. But what if we could have an actual conversation with Him? Exodus 33:11 says: "Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend."
Today's prayer is based on that idea, entirely using scripture passages. (References available on request.)
THE LORD CAME CALLING
"Where are you?"
“Speak, for your servant is listening.”
“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
“Who am I, Lord? How can I save them? I am the weakest. I am the least. What if they do not believe me? What if they do not listen?"
“The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”
"Show me your glory.”
"The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished…."
“Woe to me! My eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty! I have seen the Lord face to face!”
"The Lord's fire has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
"Lord, you made the human mouth. Help me speak and teach me what to say."
“Go in the strength you have. Am I not sending you?”
“If your Presence does not go with me, do not send me up from here."
"Be strong and courageous, Be strong and very courageous. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
"Here am I. Send me!”
As a child, Marcia Gunnett Woodard was an avid reader, often disappearing into a book for days at a time. By her late teen years she realized that she wanted to be able to use words to weave a spell that drew the reader into the story, like her favorite authors did. Since then, she has enjoyed trying her hand at a variety of writing forms, including fiction, poetry, and theatre scripts.
Although she still lives less than 100 miles from her birthplace, she has traveled internationally and has shared her thoughts with groups as near as a local university and as far away as Vladimir, Russia.
When she isn't writing, she enjoys camping, traveling, sewing, playing word games, and surrounding herself with family (her husband and their children and grandchildren) and friends (both real and imaginary).
Marcia firmly believes in the power of story. Since learning that the words parable and parabola have the same origins, she considers her writing to be a catapult, using the parabolic arc of story to launch projectiles of truth into walled-off hearts and barricaded minds.
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