Back and forth they talked. “Didn’t we feel on fire as he conversed with us on the road, as he opened up the Scriptures for us?”
Luke 24: 32 The Message
Lord, set my heart ablaze for your Word.
I yearn for a deeper thirst to study and know your scriptures.
Set them on fire and sear their meaning within me.
Awaken each action and animate each article.
Help me hear the crunch as Adam and Eve bite into the fruit.
Taste the salt of the sea rising around Noah.
Feel the heat of Moses’ burning bush.
Strike my tambourine with Miriam as we cross the sea of reeds.
Lay before you, shedding tears with Hannah.
Wrap Joseph’s coat of many colors around me.
Sing with David’s harp in praise and lament.
Sit at Solomon’s feet immersed in his wisdom
Gather grain with Ruth on a hot summer day.
Sit in the darkness of a whale’s belly with Jonah.
Witness your glory with Isaiah.
Like Jeremiah, mold me, dear Potter, like clay.
Wake me with delightful singing angels as the shepherds were at your birth.
Heal me as you did so many others with your touch, your word, your eyes.
Forgive me when I hear the rooster crow.
Say my name when I don’t recognize you and think you are just the gardener.
Let me touch your scars to banish my doubts.
Walk with me on my road to Emmaus and open my heart.
I do believe, help my unbelief.
May your stories leap from the pages into my heart of my faith.
Open my imagination to see them come alive in my mind’s eye.
Help me share their wisdom with others.
Set my heart on fire, Lord.