Monday, July 16, 2007

Prayer Journal Entry #1

As most of you know, Michelle made for me this really awesome notebook/journal that has a gryphon on the front and says "Once upon A time" on the back.

She told me I could use it to jot down story ideas and such, and I totally plan on doing so. I've also decided that it will be a place to write down prayer requests, as well as write some of my prayers. Sometimes when I really feel like pouring my heart out to God, I have to write it down. Or if I'm really really tired, writing my prayers sometimes help me to focus, or if my mind is a mumble-jumbled mess of thoughts and concerns, writing the prayer is always best.

I've decided that every now and then I will post here one of these such Prayer Journal entries. I warn you, though, when I write down my prayers - they are not organized in any way. I tend to jump from one thought to another, and may not ever come full circle.

So, without further ado, here is the first entry in my lovely gryphon notebook.



Lord - so much took place this weekend. I saw people serving you in a way that I would like to serve you. By doing what they do, I saw them touch so many lives, including my own.

Father, I want to surrender completely to you. I don't know how, though. I want to surrender everything to you. Please, work in my heart, O God, and teach me about surrender. What does it mean to surrender every aspect of my life to you? How do I surrender my talents, my gifts, my loves, my hates; how do I surrender every fiber of my being to you? Please teach me.

Lord, I love to write, but I honestly don't know where you plan on taking me with that. I also love horses. Where do you plan on taking me with that? Can I do both? Is it possible? But I don't want to write about horses, I want to write fantasy. Perhaps a fantasy with horses in it. But I also want to write about unicorns, and through the unicorns show your love. HOw do I do that? Lord, please tell me! Give me THE story, the one that you want me to write. Maybe I could incorporate horses AND unicorns in the same story, and still have the same affect. Maybe....

I pray, Lord, my Savior, my King, my Lover, my God, teach me your ways and show me where you would have me to go. I'm listening, Lord. Speak to me.


everlastingscribe said...

That is so cool, I'll do that too, write out my prayers when I can't trust my mouth to say them.

Justin B. said...

same, lovely picture!

Roheryn said...

That's awsomeful!
I know the feeling... I want to do both writing and horses...