March 25, 2021

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Heavenly Father I come to You in Your throne room as Hebrews tells us we do when we pray.  I come with a contrite heart, a groaning heart and a grieving heart, for today is the one year anniversary of losing my miracle son.  I still can see him as I found him on that day.  I know of all people You understand the most of what it is to lose a good son to death.  For Your Son, died for all of our sins and died a very cruel death.  My faith and trust is in You or I would lose all hope.  I know because of Your Son my son lives.  I do not get to see the world through Your eyes or see the future, the present and the past as one, I am but a worm as David said in Your eyes.  This past year has tested my faith, my trust and how I view You and the salvation that I have.  I have had to bear the pain of my wife’s doubts and the pain my family has had to go through.  I have had to learn humility in a way I never expected I would.  I have had to rely on You to bring people into my life to keep me from stopping. 

Holy Spirit I ask that not only You put a hedge of protection around my family today but that You bring comfort and You fill them with Your love, hope and give them a new faith to face each day.  I ask that You continue to talk to them when they have doubts and when they do not see the path You want them to walk.  Help them to truly hear You and to know Your presence in near them.  Help each of them to know Your mercy, grace and forgiveness. Holy Spirit I ask that You would walk with and encourage Alyssa’s heart Philip’s girlfriend.  Help her to know that You are real in her life and that You care for her.  Help her family, especially her brothers who got close to Philip to learn the who You are and know the God he believed in. 

Holy Spirit I praise You for giving me purpose in life and that You graciously allow me to pray for people.  I praise You that You have taught me to use Your words and Your promises to claim when I pray so that, like my grandfather, I do not have to trust in my own words. I praise You that Your Spirit leads me each day in what and who to pray for and that You have allowed me to collect some of these prayers to be made into a book to help others pray.  Help me to always to encourage people to talk to You but to also listen for You.  

Holy Spirit help me to pray with a faith that will help build Your kingdom, will give people hope, will protect the ministry, will empower the orphan, the widow, the downcast, the hungry and those in prison.  Help me to learn to pray unselfishly and to pray with a boldness that will allow me to see You move and restore others.  Help me to pray in faith for healing, miracles, and wonders and acknowledge them when they happen.  Help me to most of all, always to pray within Your will.  Teach me to say, write, and communicate the hope of Your salvation and the love of fellowship You so desire to have with each person. 

But, beloved, remember the words that were previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last days there will be scoffers who will walk after their own ungodly desires.” These are the men who cause divisions, sensual, devoid of the Spirit.  But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith.  Pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God while you are waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, which leads to eternal life.  On some have compassion, using discernment.  And others save with fear while pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.  Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with rejoicing, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. Jude 17-24 (MEV)