He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days. I say, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations.” (Psalm 102:23-24)
We each have the desires of our heart. We want more years in which to do the things that compel us. Yet, behind this desire is the call of eternity. Yes, relish this life that you have been given, but know also that you were created for eternity. Care for this life as you prepare for the eternity to which you have been called in and through the One who is eternal.
Lord, this life You have given me is filled with conflict. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of eternity that I may learn how to become like Christ. Lead me through this life as I learn the way You have shown through grace. Guide me, Lord, that I may now and always live the way that is pleasing in Your sight. O Lord, keep me in You and Your way now and always.
Lord Jesus, this life is fleeting and temporary. You have come to lead the way that all who are in You would learn from You and be transformed by You. Guide me now and always in the grace I need to live into the life to which You have called me and for which You have prepared the way. May I always remain in You by listening to the Spirit as You speak and guide me. Amen.