January 17 – A Simple Prayer

Luke 13:18-35; Genesis 24; Psalm 17

Sometimes my prayer is desperation. Sometimes it’s just a hopeful start to the day. “Lord, let something good happen today.” While this is usually a prayer I utter in exasperation, it’s actually a biblical request calling on God to take control. “He said, ‘LORD, God of my master Abraham, make something good happen for me today and be loyal to my master Abraham.’” (Genesis 24:12) Abraham sent a trusted servant to find a wife for Isaac among his family back at the old homestead. The servant agreed, got close and then must have wondered how he would recognize the right family, let alone the right woman. He began with that prayer: “…make something good happen….” The end result of the prayer and the answer was that the servant found Rebekah who was the perfect match for Isaac. That prayer is really a prayer of faith. With it, we acknowledge God’s presence, His control over events and circumstances, and His desire to provide for us. So, no matter what the situation you are in may be, make that your prayer today. You may not get the immediate results that Abraham’s servant got, but God will make something good happen.

Lord God, as I go about all that I need to on this day, I simply ask that You will make something good happen for me today.

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I am a retired Middle School Teacher. I share each day what God is teaching me from reading His word hoping that people can benefit from reading what God has taught me.
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