We are crippled, lame, immobilized by our sin and regrets and mistakes; Be our Crutch to lean on hard, a Brace to steady our weak knees.
We are deaf to the sound of your Spirit’s voice, speaking to us of how beloved we are and of what you desire for us to do;
Be our Divine Hearing Aid – amplify to us the sound of your whisper, shout to us of Who you are, and who we are in you.
We are cognitively delayed in our ability to comprehend you – your thoughts, your plans, your love;
Enlighten our understanding that we may know you, give us the mind of Christ to walk in your will.
We are blind to the light of your Truth, darkened by the lies we choose to believe;
Be our Guide, open our eyes to the Truth – your Word is Truth.
We are autistic in our perceptions, over-stimulating our minds and hearts with the things of this world, unable to discern what’s real or make meaningful your words;
Be our Filter, sifting out those things that confuse; embrace us and hold us tight, subduing us with your overwhelming Reality.
We are lepers – filthy and smelling of rot. Incomplete because of our inability to feel your pain and grieve the things that break your heart.
Enliven and restore our sensory perceptions that we may feel what you feel at the brokenness of our world.
We are quadriplegic, knowing what we need to do, but unable to make our bodies obey – our very breath is dependent on the rhythmic inhalation and exhalation of your Spirit – yet we think ourselves so independent.
Be our Life, our Breath, our Movement – steer us where you want us to go and may we utterly submit, unable to do otherwise.
We are broken. We are unable. We ARE the disabled.
But you are ABLE – infinitely able – to do immeasurably more than all that we could ask or imagine. Be our Healer this year, Father, and may your Kingdom come – in our lives and in this world – for the sake of your great Name.