Wednesday Prayers: Surprise Me

One of my better qualities is resourcefulness.  (I suspect that's related to my less attractive quality of stubbornness.)  

I'm resourceful, but I'm not miraculous.  I can't make wine from water, or get that water from a dry stone.  That means that sometimes I have to throw my hands in the air and just pray, "surprise me."  

For the upcoming year, Oh Lord:  surprise me.

Has God surprised you?  Would you tell me about it, so that I can remember God's creativity and be encouraged by it?


  1. A few years back I heard a Jeuit talk about being aware of the unfolding creation. Later that day I sat on a bench under a tree and God sent a huge variety of song birds to visit me. Unfolding has been how I see my life ever since. Hope today's surprise leads to new paths. Praying for the two of you.

  2. Wonderful. Thank you.


Unnamed sources make me crazy. Just one time, I'd like to see, instead of 'according to unnamed sources,' I'd like to see 'according to tweaky little, ill-informed, chicken-ass, wannabe.'
-Abigail Bartlett, The West Wing