Saturday, May 14, 2016

psalm 30

Edith Schaeffer, in her book, The Life of Prayer, prayed the following in response to Psalm 33:20-22;

            “Thank you, our Heavenly Father, for Your unfailing love. May the reality of our waiting upon You and waiting for You show You our trust. Forgive our lack of trust. Please increase my trust today and my recognition of Your love resting upon me.”

We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.
Psalm 33:20-22

This prayer expresses the essence of what Dr. Schaeffer called, active passivity. Active passivity is waiting prayerfully; trusting to see who and what God brings us. L’Abri has a long history of waiting, but it is a waiting in expectation for God to act and believing that He will act. 

1 comment:

podso said...

Enjoy some rest this summer. Bonnie!