Prayer for Being Sent out – Luke 10: 3 & 4

Luke 10: 3 & 4

God on your way: I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals, and greet no one on the road.

God of the journey,
Yes, sometimes it feels like we are lambs surrounded by wolves.
But if we have our “stuff”,
like our phones,
backpack full of equipment,
credit cards,
and roller suitcase at least 21 inches in size,
then we are good to go on our way
into the midst of the wolves.


Not sure we can let go of our stuff to travel
the road you send us on.
That’s scary.
Not sure “we” can do it.
Not sure I can do it.

Lord of the journey,
we need strength and courage
for the journey.
Show us the way to let go of our “stuff”
so we can be fully and truly  present
in the ministry to which you call us.


photos by JBR – Sheep on Isle of Iona ~ The path through the dark woods – Ireland