Morning Prayer

When I get on my knees early in the morning, I usually feel very needy. That is probably because most of the time, the path of life seems to be more difficult to follow than I have the ability for. So I am in need of God’s help — strength — guidance — intervention — wisdom — grace: all of the above.

This morning in my typical “Please help me, Lord” mode, I was struck with the incongruence of that continual cry.

“Why don’t you say, ‘I want to help you, God,’ instead,” the Spirit nudged.

But can I really ‘help’ God? I pondered.

Ironically, God does need us. Well, He doesn’t need me, necessarily, because if I do not do the tasks He has in mind for me to do, He definitely has a ‘Plan B.’ Someone else will get the privilege.

But He does need us; He does need His people. He does need our hands and feet, our lips and hearts, to be the messengers of His love and fulfillers of His purposes.

I will be praying differently in the coming days. “Lord, what do YOU want me to do today? How can I serve you? Help me do it, by your grace.”

~ Diane


About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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8 Responses to Morning Prayer

  1. Victor says:

    Am also listening. We are going to do the same.

  2. Wow, great to be needed by my Father…love it!

  3. drmikejagger says:

    If you don’t stop preaching at me, I might have to send your messages to my spam folder. Just kidding. Thanks!

  4. drmikejagger says:

    A statement I heard a week or so ago seems to fit the same general theme as your “I want to help you, God” morning prayer. We sing a song that includes, “Show us Your glory, Lord.” We should be singing, “Show the world Your glory through us, Lord.”

    May His kingdom come and His will be done on Earth, through His Church!

  5. Bill Sprague says:

    Listening and waiting (seldom) patiently for His Voice. It gets a bit easier with age, maybe….

  6. Salome LUKORITO says:

    Amen. That He may use me for His own glory.

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