Sometimes it all gets so overwhelming. We watch the news and we see that the world is horribly broken. The time we spend on social media reveals to us the reality that all creation is groaning. . . including God’s divine-image bearers. Social media has become a playground where we go to fight. In recent days, the discord we see brewing and escalating online, even between God’s people, is grievous. People draw conclusions and speak out on things without a knowledge of the facts. We accuse and cancel before even listening. We allow algorithms rather than God’s Word to inform our beliefs and the resulting behaviors.
Today, I’m inviting you to pray regarding these matters. I have found it helpful to write out my prayers from time to time. God hears. God answers. What follows are two prayers I’ve written over the last couple of years. . . one printed below, and one that takes only a minute to listen to on today’s Youth Culture Today podcast (embedded below).
May the Lord bless you as you seek to follow and serve Him. . .
“Lord, we ask for discerning eyes to be able to see what it is that’s really happening, eternal perspective that places what’s happening in the context of your eternal story, compassionate hearts which reflect your heart for the oppressed, wisdom to know what to think/say/do, and prudence to speak in the proper time only those truthful words which glorify you and build others up.”