My wife will tell you that I hesitate (or refuse) to ask for directions. Technology has helped, though. My Blackberry has a GPS enabled navigator app.
Writing for Scripture Union, Dr. Elaine Storkey* makes an important point about spiritual navigation: “When we don’t let the Bible lead us to God, we turn from the great road map God has given us.” I’ve borrowed a few of her words for this prayer.
Considering my reluctance to ask for directions, I thank you for the Bible. It’s my road map.
And I pray for a measure of your Holy Spirit. It’s my GPS.
My confession: I don’t make time to recharge my GPS, and I sometimes lay the map aside.
…but still, Father, you patiently offer turn-by-turn directions.
My destination: An encounter with the Living God.
Speak to me from the pages of your Word. May I be drawn into your presence.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.