Episode 75: Isaiah 40:27-28


Praying Isaiah 40:27-28


Well, my friends, we’ve come to the end of Season Four of Peace Prayers. I know it felt like we just got started, but I decided to make this a mini season because I am going to be doing some traveling and working on my next book project! Thank you so much for sticking with me and being a part of these prayers. I hope you come back to them and pray them over again, whenever you need encouragement.

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Today’s verse is Isaiah 40:27-28

Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and His understanding no one can fathom.

Let’s pray together.

LORD, today I confess that I am complaining. I am ungrateful. I am of little understanding. I believe my life is unfair. I want what I should not have. I try to get what is not good for me. I want to be selfish. I want to have my own way. I believe I know what is best. I want to be in control. Forgive me.

I feel misunderstood today and I feel like I am being taken advantage of. I want my rights to be restored. I don’t see why I should be denied anything. It feels like You don’t understand. I don’t know why You won’t just let me go where I want to and do what I want to. And because I am suffering, it looks like You don’t care.

But You do see it all. You do know it all. You have ordained it all. Whatever path I walk, is one that You set out for me. Whatever is being withheld is because it will hurt me. Whatever time I wait, is because it’s not right yet. Wherever I cannot go is dangerous for me. Whatever I cannot do is for my benefit. Help me to see that, Jesus. Help me to know that Your way is the best way.

Father, be the caretaker and provider I need. Even when I go kicking and screaming into the shadow of Your wings, I know it is the best place for me. I need You to help me and tell me what is best, because my faulty and broken human sensibilities would run headlong into fire because the flames shine so bright. You are the God of comfort, of peace, of safety, and of rest.

Jesus, You say Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light, but I don’t feel that way today. It feels too hard to bear. So please help me to understand, to rest in that knowledge, to allow You in to share my pain and walk my road before me. Help me to trust You fully, not withholding anything. Only You are able to show me the perfect way.

And humble me before You. Help me to realize that You are everlasting. You are not bound by time. You exist in the happy and the sad, the broken and the whole, the fear and the peace, and in all those moments You are with me and know what is good and true and right. And You will always bring me there so help me to follow You. Help me to believe that in my head and my heart. Bear it out in my actions.

Help me to be obedient, Father. To submit to Your will and follow Your precepts. Help me to love them even when I don’t understand them and be guided by them even when I would rather do something else. I pray that the vows I took to be Your child and Your servant are sacred to me. Help me not to take the easy path.

Be my God, my Savior, my truth. Be the strength I need to walk the narrow path. Help me to be righteous, a shining example to others and a help along the way. Let my mistakes be signposts in their paths and may I be a witness of the righteousness You call Your people toward.

But I am weary and I don’t understand. So let Your endless perseverance and Your boundless wisdom be my guide. Correct my course when I veer off the path You’ve given me. Carry me when I cannot walk by myself. Instill trust in me when I fear that You don’t know what is best. And change my rebellious heart that wants its own way. Let the stone become flesh and let Your name be carved there, an endless reminder that I have chosen to follow You.

Be my Good Shepherd today. The Way, the Truth, The Life. The Only Right Path. And help me, help me, help me. Because I need You.

In Your holy and faithful name, Jesus, I pray. Amen.


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