There are places we want to go and places we must go. We want to go on vacation; we must go to the dentist. We want to go to the movies or a sporting event; we must go to school or work. Whether it is a “want to” or a “must” go place, technology allows us to type in the destination and our phones will tell us how to get there. That’s exactly how many of us approach prayer. We enter a question or location and expect God to show us the answer or chart a course to a destination of our choosing. But that is not the way Jesus taught His disciples to pray. Join us for the final message in the three-part series, “Prayer Journey,” where we will discover that total surrender is essential to an intimate relationship with God.

Reading Scripture

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23

Psalm 23 – Prayers of surrender

He is Good (Psalm 23:1 & Matthew 6:25-33)
I can surrender discontentment & worry

His ways are right (Psalm 23:2-4; Matthew 5:9 & 26:39)
I can surrender restlessness & fear

I can trust Him to lead me safely home (Psalm 23:5-6; John 10:11-15)
I can surrender life and eternity