Day two of my new early morning prayer practice and I am already seeing changes.
The changes however are within me. I prayed this morning (early again). Then as I was making my bed, I had the thought (from God?) that I needed to pray for someone who recently wounded me .
This person does not deserve my love. In fact, they will probably never apologize for wounding me. Yet, there was the thought….”pray that you will love this person”.
I wish I could say that I immediately dropped to my knees and began praying, but the truth is that I just kept ruminating on the thought that this person does not deserve my love. Yet, I know, that I don’t deserve the love of the Father. I don’t deserve the gift of grace and forgiveness.
As my morning progressed, I found myself asking a trusted group of friends if they would pray that I would be filled with love toward this person.
It is now evening and I still don’t love this person who wounded me, but miraculously the bitterness and malice that I felt toward this individual has been lifted.
Lord, change me. Not my will, but thy will…..
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