Stand me up, Lord.


Mark 13:1-31, Ezekiel 1-5

Ezekiel 2:2 – And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.

Lord Jesus, you have called me to serve you.  Yes, the way in which you have called me is different from the calling that Ezekiel had and yet the need for me to have strength, courage, perseverance, and boldness from you is the same. Lord Jesus, send your Spirit into me daily, hourly, even minute-by-minute, that I might stand up to do the work to which you have called me. Make me the parent that my children need. Make me the husband/wife that my wife/husband needs. Make me the pastor my people need.  Make me the brother/sister my siblings need. Make me the friend which my friends need. Make me the neighbor my neighbors need. Stand me up on my feet and send me on my way to do that work to which you have called me. Embolden me for the tasks that require boldness. Give me endurance for the tasks that require patient perseverance. Make me gentle for those people who need gentleness. Stand me up and shape me for each task and calling to which you have called me.  Amen.