Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in holy wonder:
“After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.”
John was Your cousin, Jesus –
the man who baptized You
the one who prepared the way for Your ministry
the prophet who boldly declared You to be the Lamb of God
who spoke so highly of You that his closest friends and followers left him
and became Yours.
But after they threw him in prison
You preached on.
This is one of the toughest challenges I face –
continuing to function at a high level
keeping my eyes focused on the task at hand
being able to experience the joy of faithfully following You
while danger, heartache and suffering
plague the lives of people I love.
Make me strong
but not calloused.
Let me feel and deeply respond to their pain
without missing a beat
of my assignment from You.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.