Lord, sometimes it’s just so hard to put my thoughts into words. There are so many things going on in my mind. Is it the concerns of money? Is it the concerns of my career? Is it the concerns in my marriage? How about my role as a father? How about my role as a husband? Where am I failing? What about ministry, Lord? Am I serving your people?
Lord, I just want to hear you say that you love me. I don’t want to read it in the bible. I want to hear it from you. Speak to me in a way where I can hear you. Tell me that I’m doing a good job. Let me hear you say “well done, my good and faithful servant”. But I don’t hear you… probably because my mind is so full of all this stuff.
If I abandon those things, will I be able to hear those words? Lord, you believe I have potential, so empower me to make the most of the talents you’ve given me. Help me to make a difference in this world. Help me to make a difference to my wife, to my son, to my friends and those around me. May I truly be a light that shines in the darkness.