“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:13-14
Lord Jesus, we know this passage isn’t a “blank check,” with your signature already affixed, just waiting for us to fill in the purchase and amount. You’re not a “genie in a bottle granting wishes,” you’re our Shepherd-King on his throne, glorifying our Father… Hallelujah.
So as our work-week begins, there are some things we ask of you that aren’t in the category of a blue Lamborghini, a chalet in Switzerland; or a hassle-less, storm-less, pain-free life. But they are things we can’t/won’t do apart from you.
- Jesus, may abiding in your love mean more to us this week than getting our way or having people “get us”
- Enable us to think of you more highly and more often this week, Jesus, than we get irritated with people or resentful of circumstances
- By the riches of grace and the power of your Spirit, free us to out-kind, out-encourage, and out-repent those with whom we live and work
- May your beauty enthrall our hearts, your peace rule in our hearts, and your grace shape our words
That is a big list, Jesus, but things impossible for mere men and women, are possible with you. So very Amen we pray, in your merciful and mighty name.