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.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 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