God who was and is and is to come,
It must seem so silly for us to whine and moan about time. We have such a short span here in this life, and yet we make such a fuss over when this is to happen,
how long that takes,
how early we must rise,
how late we’ve stayed up…
How long, O Lord, will I make you wait?
Wait for thankfulness: recognition that you have done and are doing so much for me every minute of every day
Wait for praise: giving the honor and glory that is truly due to you and you alone.
Wait for an open heart: the sort that causes the mouth to close, the mind to rest and the ears to tingle as we listen.
No more… at least not for today!
Thank you! For the strength you provide when I am too tired or bleary to go on.
I praise you! For the wonder of your creation, for the mystery of your love for me and for the world.
I wait… for the Spirit to breathe new life in me tonight; for the love of Christ to fill me anew; for the grace of God to be so real in me that others are drawn not to my ministry but to your presence. I wait for instructions. I wait for You.
You save me in the daylight and in the dark. You save me in the moments I am most vulnerable to the attacks of the liar. You save me from my short-sighted understanding of today, tomorrow and the future. You save me from placing myself in the center of it all, breaking my heart again and again for those who don’t yet know a savior.