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Jesus thanks God and calls us

And Jesus prayed,
Father, Lord of Heaven and earth,
thank You for showing childlike people
what You have hidden from those who
think themselves wise
for this pleases You.

Father, You have entrusted all things to Me,
and no one knows Me as Your Son
except You, My Father,
and no one really knows You
the Father except Me the Son and those
to whom the Son chooses to reveal You.

May all who tire of heavy burdens,
come to Me, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn
from Me because I Am
gentle and humble in Spirit, and you
will find rest for your souls.
For the yoke I will give you is easy,
and the load I will put on you is
light enough to be borne.

© 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrases the Daily Bible Reading from Matthew 11:25-30.


Golden prayer

And to His followers, Jesus said:

Keep on asking,
and it will be given to you.

Keep on seeking,
and you will find.

Keep knocking,
and the door will be opened.

Those who ask

Those who search

and a door will be opened
for those who knock.

Think of it like this:

If your child asks for bread,
will you give a stone

shaped like a loaf of bread?

If your child asks for a fish,
will you give a snake

shaped like an edible eel?

If you, who surely aren’t perfect,
know how to give good gifts
to your children,
how much more
will your Father in Heaven
give good to those who ask?

But keep on doing to others
as you want them to do to you,
for this fulfills the law and the prophets.

©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler, prayer-a-phrase of Matthew 7:1-12 from today’s Daily Bible Readings