Context: This prayer arrived in a rough form on Saturday, when I had a migraine. It wasn’t until yesterday, when I looked at it again, that I was able to see what it was saying, and put it into words:
After the fire came a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; BSB).
Listen to God’s voice,
So small, so still,
For life is sweet
When we accept his will.
No matter what God sends,
Of good or bad,
When we say,”Yes”, like Christ,
Our hearts are glad.
No matter what God asks,
We have a choice –
So let’s say, “Thank you, Jesus”,
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).
Teach me to do your pleasure, because you are my God; your Spirit is sweet; you will lead me in the way of life (Psalm 143:10; ABPE).
I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things (Isaiah 45:7; NLT).
I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).
The LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).
Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you (Isaiah 30:20; NLT).
The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb (Psalm 19:9-10; NLT).
How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey (Psalm 119:103; NLT).