A prayer from a minor prophet

A prayer from a minor prophet

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Lord,
This week my heart has been heavy for those who have tasted your goodness, but have wandered. You have awakened me in the night. You have burdened my soul with a bitterness that makes me despise the clutches of this world. So many distractions pull our attention from the perfect plan you have prepared for us. So many promises of satisfaction lead us to empty reservoirs and barren deserts. So many allegiances keep us from the only one allegiance that leads us in the way of everlasting. I have seen too many shipwrecked lives allured by the deceptive overtones of the Sirens’ call. Lord, keep me and the people I shepherd from the myopic perspective that fills our belly for but a moment. Guard us from the weeds that choke the abundant life you have called us to. Let your blade sink down deep within us to soften the fallow ground of our hearts so that our roots may flourish in the rich soil of your Kingdom.