Prayer for Friday, May 20
Discipleship and Spiritual Formation in My Life
God Who Forms, we praise you for forming us in our mothers’ wombs. We thank you for placing within us your very image and we thank you for continually forming us into the likeness of Christ. Lord God show us the paths that will lead to greater wisdom, maturity, compassion and love. Teach us the ways that we should go and encourage us as we travel those paths. You are the God Who Forms and we are the people who desire to be formed by you.
If you have never done so, I encourage you today to begin developing a Rule of Life – this is simply an intentional rhythm of spiritual disciplines and practices that you will commit to on a regular basis. It can (and probably should) involve daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and occasional elements. It can include things like prayer, scripture reading, sharing of resources and service as well as things like silence, spiritual retreats and communal meals. Remember to include both active and contemplative practices and personal as well as communal elements. If possible, consider developing a communal rule with others with whom you are sharing the life of faith.