Father God, Free me: From the unbelief in the truth that the only way to You is through Jesus Christ;
From the distaste of stating Your truth about this one way;
From the timidity that worries more about what others will think of me;
From the fear of rejection;
From the isolation that keeps me far from those who are far from You;
From the veiled eyes that no longer see the need around me;
From the uncertainty about my words and my credibility;
From the selfishness that doesn’t want to invest the time or energy in other peoples’ lives;
From the spiritualization that says it isn’t my calling or my season;
From the grand plans that tries to share with hundreds while ignoring the one before me;
From the indifference that affirms truth but doesn’t act;
From the busyness that dominates my life with non-essential things;
From the good and legitimate things that dominate my time;
and replace these emotions and realities, I pray, with a passionate love of one beggar pointing another to where bread may be found. Amen.
KURT BJORKLUND, American minister (1968–present day)
Bjorklund, Kurt (2011-09-27). Prayers for Today (Kindle Locations 685-694). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.