Breathe in and out, slowly and deeply. Release all your anxiety. Choose to spend this time with the Lord.
"Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord."
Blessed are we who live our lives in the name of the Lord. But do we always remember what it means to be a disciple? We must remind ourselves that our lives are about dying as well as rising. There is no resurrection without death. Life in the Lord requires glory one day and dejection the next. As disciples we have hope, because we know that God holds us the entire time.
How do you live your life in the name of the Lord?
How can you bless the dying and the rising of your life, knowing that both are in the name of the Lord?
(Pray using this prayer or one of your own.)
Gracious God, I bless you. I want to do your will. I freely place my whole being in your hands.