Lord, thank you for giving me hope and courage. Please continue to show me the thorns that choke your presence and hinder your teachings, and grant me the strength to uproot them with you.
As my response to your invitation, Lord, let me spend some time in prayer to reflect on those teachings that had been choked in my heart, and allow me to reclaim those seeds and let them grow in me again.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.