By Elisa Morgan
Elisa Morgan birthed the “prayer coin” idea as she was struggling in her own prayer life. Should she be blatantly honest about her desires or just leave everything to God and let him lead? An epiphany came when Elisa noticed how Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). Jesus Christ begged for relief from the trial he faced, while utterly complying with what he knew the Father’s will to be. Honesty and abandon – in the same breath.
Elisa discovered that Jesus invites us to both. And the emotional back-and-forth, between full-out honesty and “giving it up” in abandon, actually drew her closer to God.
If Jesus – our Savior, Mentor, and Friend – could pray both sides of the prayer coin, could we as well?