This week on R3 I’ve been talking a lot about obedience. Sometimes obedience takes the form of strange requests from God. Sometimes obedience is to the mundane, “every day” activities like doing your job or taking care of your family. So it seems appropriate to include it in my prayers.
a prayer for obedience
God help me to be obedient. Because it seems that most days no matter how much I say I want to follow you, when it comes down to it, I’d rather be doing my own thing. I know that you ask us to do things because it’s in our best interest. You don’t waste our time with doing unnecessary things. But it’s so hard to break from the selfish desires. So many things in this world say “it’s all about me”. So many things tell me I should only care about myself. But that’s not true. Help me to remember that. Help me to overcome those things.
Help me to listen, and act, even when I don’t really feel like it. Help me overcome myself.