PRAYER OF A DISCIPLE
The Lord God has given me the tongue of one who is taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word. He awakens me morning by morning, he awakens my ear to listen as one who is taught. Is. 50:4-5
One who is taught ~ Disciple, learned, accustomed to something.
Lord, I know this scripture is about You. You were the first disciple of Your Father. ‘You rose up early in the morning, went off to a desolate place and prayed.’ Mark 1:35 You had the tongue of one who had been taught by His Father in prayer. No wonder that when it was time for You to speak, the words came easily. You never faked it and let stray words leave your mouth.
I give You my nighttime hours. Awaken me when You want to speak to me. Awaken me at the time I should get up. Prompt me when to go to bed so that I can awaken alert and ready to listen to You. Much of my waking hours, I’m not sure what to say so I just come up with the best thing I can think of. This is not what You did, Lord. You knew when it was right to speak and when You should keep silent. Oh, that I could enjoy the spiritual connection with Your Father that You enjoyed!
I want to sit at Your feet. I want to be intent on every Word. You will teach me just what I need to know. You will not rush me, nor neglect to teach me what I should learn. Your instruction will be right on time. You will be patient and thrill to see me get excited over a new truth You are about to unveil.
I am Your disciple. Don’t let me leave Your side and start my day too soon. Keep me near You to get fully equipped with everything I’ll need for the job. I want Your language in my mouth. I want Your wisdom in my heart. I want Your compassion in my soul. I don’t want to be an empty mimic. I want others to be able to tell that I have lived with You.
Fill me up ~ in every way through the language of prayer. Amen