Come, Lord Jesus by Julie Luetke
Most people, Christian or not, have heard the common table prayer: Come Lord Jesus, be our guest and let this food to us be blessed. Amen.
Why do we use this nice little invitation only at meal time? God tells us to, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)
That’s a lot of praying! Is it really possible? We are working, listening to children, spending time with our husband, parents and friends. We volunteer, we counsel, we shop and on and on.
I want to get into the habit of using the simple table prayer to bring Jesus closer to me so I talk to Him more and more. Let me give you some examples:
Come Lord Jesus and let’s enjoy the quiet of the morning on the patio.
Come Lord Jesus help me pick just the right gift for Dad.
Come Lord Jesus to the funeral so I don’t say the wrong things.
Come Lord Jesus sit by me in the dark while I sleep.
Come Lord Jesus help me be productive at work today.
Come Lord Jesus to your house to sing and worship.
Come Lord Jesus I just want you to be near me. I am feeling anxious today.
Come Lord Jesus let’s go for a walk together, just you and me.
We know Jesus is with us always but it sure helps to remind ourselves of His presence. Knowing Jesus is near brings us peace and warms us with love for Him and others.
Come Lord Jesus, be my constant companion. Thank you for always coming when I ask. Amen.