“Sometimes I consider myself there as a stone before a carver, whereof he is to make a statue; presenting myself thus before GOD, I desire Him to form His perfect image in my soul, and make me entirely like Himself.” –Brother Lawerence (Practicing the Presence of God)
I love this imagery . . . we are the stone and prayer is going to God and saying “chip away”. Form me, cut me, mold me . . . make me look like you.
Prayer is to be carved into the image of the Son.
Oh LORD would you carve me with your tools . . . your people, trials, challenges . . .
Oh LORD would you carve me with your Living Water . . . your word, your very presence . . .
To look less like me and more like Christ.