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Lord, Take Root in Me

Lord, thank you for planting me in Your garden of fertile soil through the sacrament of baptism, where I have everything I need to grow into a large and budding tree that bears good fruit. May my life be rooted in You and blessed with the dew of Your graces.

Help me to draw strength from Your treasure every day so that the words of Jeremiah will apply to me:

“He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:8

I look forward to this blessing and reflect on what the apostle Paul says: 

“As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” 

Colossians 2:6–7

Help me to remember this every moment of my life as you gradually take root in me. Let me cultivate an attitude of gratitude for Your grace, which comes from the gift of baptism and the fullness of Your promise: 

“You have come to fulness of life in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority.” 

Colossians 2:10

May I abide always in the dominion of Your kingdom, my King.

May I breathe in Your breath of life, Lord. May I stretch my branches to soar in the wind of Your breath. Let me move as You will, and dance in the wind You offer so I do not grow weary of trials. Thank you, Lord, for all the challenges of life that make me flexible in thinking, acting, and growing.

I humbly ask you to fulfill in me these words of the apostle Paul:

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.” 

Ephesians 3:17-19

Let me be aware every day that I am Your child and that I am dependent on You, Father. Let me not be powerless but take advantage of the opportunities that You, my dear Father, give me as your child. Let me accept Your school of education for all eternity.

King Solomon said of wisdom

“She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy.” 

Proverbs 3:18 

Lord, teach me Your wisdom to keep my path safe and calm. Protect me from the illusion of apparent happiness that this world offers.

Beloved Jesus, grant that I may not waver and mourn my pain, but see the power and salvation You have given me on the cross, the Tree of Life. Grant that I may share it with You for many who seek the right path. 

Just as a tree does not wonder how it will survive, help me not be alarmed by the strong wind of trials that suddenly shake me. Let me not reject my current drought. I trust and believe that You are stronger and more loving than anything I’m going through:

“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.” 

Ephesians 3:20–21.

May I glorify You, Jesus, “for to know thee is complete righteousness,and to know thy power is the root of immortality” (Wisdom 15:3).

Thank you, God, that when You take root in me, I can progress even by millimeters of growth in You.

Amen.

6 responses to “Lord, Take Root in Me”

  1. Judy Heinz Avatar
    Judy Heinz

    Amen

  2. Carmen Ramsundar Rose Avatar
    Carmen Ramsundar Rose

    Please send me your daily prayers to start my day with God.
    Many thanks
    Carmen

    1. Operando Avatar
      Operando

      Dear Carmen, daily prayers are still here, only in video format. Click play button and follow the prayer. Blessings!

  3. Judy Heinz Avatar
    Judy Heinz

    Praise God

  4. Margaret Avatar
    Margaret

    Praise the Lord

  5. St Tyler Michiel Knight Avatar
    St Tyler Michiel Knight

    Amen

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