Driveway Prayers

PSALM 139: 3 and 4 – “ You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.”

MATTHEW 10 – Jesus sent out His disciples and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal.

MATTHEW 28: 19 – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations …”

I started out of my driveway recently but my mind wasn’t on the day or even driving to my destination. My thoughts were wandering over some areas of my life that are in less than stellar condition.

I stopped the car – that’s no way to proceed into the world.

With the car in park I looked at the calm blue sky and appreciated the bright sunshine surrounding the area. Then I closed my eyes and prayed.

God knows all about my days, my sorrows, the people I love … He knows about my travels in and out of my driveway – day after day and year after year. God is familiar with me.

He knows for example that I am an emotional person. Yes it’s taken me 62 years to admit it but I am an emotional person. I cry easily and often. I am full of joy in the presence of teenagers. I am in love with my family. I am addicted passionately to God’s Word. Sorrows and joys and insights and worries ride a roller coaster in my heart and mind. God is familiar with it all.

So remembering that I was leaving the driveway and would be going out into the world for Him – well I was going to need to leave my agendas and worries behind – hence the driveway prayer.

Driveway prayers are essential for our trips into the world. We never know what we are going to find out there – evil spirits … sick people … someone who needs Jesus … I’ve even heard we have an enemy that prowls around like a lion looking to devour us.

Stop – pray – proceed.

May God bless your driveway today.