Prayer for September 1, 2012

Heavenly Father, I come to You, Father, knowing that You are the Great and Eternal God who reigns Supreme over all. You are the Creator, and You are the Sustainer of that which You have made. You are the Author of every beautiful and praiseworthy thing. You are the Potter, who makes the objects of Your desire as You please, to do with as You will, and I thank You for all You are and all You do. You have made Your design and laid it upon the fabric of history, upon our lives, and I pray Father, that You will help me and all Your children to know that, though we may not understand, You have made, given, and provided, all that we may ever need, and that nothing has nor will ever come to pass that is not Your good and perfect will for our lives.

Heavenly Father, I thank You for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I thank You for sending Him to the cross, and for His being willing to go. How I mourn that my sins were among those He carried and bore upon the cross, and yet, how glad I am that He took all that which is most vile and hateful in me, and put it to death, and that He rose again so that I might rise with Him in all that He is unto Eternal life, so that I, too, will be among those to give my Lord praise, worship, and honor forever more. Father, never let me forget, not even for a second, that my life, and all life, is about my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and that so long as I have Him, I have all, and death shall never be a curse for me anymore, but only a key by which I may enter into an Eternity whereby I shall live forever in the light and love of the Eternal God who made me.

Heavenly Father, I come to You, Father, and I ask You Father, in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to be with these petitions I bring before You. Father, there are so many who suffer, who are in the midst of pain and strife, who are facing calamity and the loss of all possessions, and indeed there are those who at this very moment our losing their fight for life. There are those who are struggling just to make it through another day, another hour, who hunger and thirst for the righteousness that can only be found in the Bread of Life, and the Living Water in the form and person of my beloved Savior Jesus.

Heavenly Father, so many, of Your children are suffering and struggling to live in this world of darkness, and I pray, Father, that You would help us, Your children, to have eyes to see, and ears to hear, so that we may know that You would not have Your children to be wandering so, to be struggling as so many of us do under the weight of burdens we were never meant to carry. Father, help us in our unbelief, in our lack of trust. Help us, Father, to lay hold of, and to make a firm grip upon He who shall never let us go. Help us to stand upon the foundation of Your truth, to rest under the secret pavilion of Your Love, and help us to know that You are our shield and our buckler, and no harm shall befall us that You cannot quell.

Heavenly Father, I come to You, and I ask that You be with Pastor Jon Cardwell, and His family, Lisa and Rachel, and with ‘Sovereign Grace Baptist Church.’ Father, I know that Pastor Cardwell is one of Your bright and shining lights, and that He has been a faithful and true witness for and of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I thank You, Father, for his life, and for his willingness and his undying passion and desire to serve You and to faithfully proclaim Your Word of Truth. Father, God, I ask that during this time of trial, that You would be with him; that You would lay Your healing hand upon him, that You would take him into Your loving arms, and that You would hold him close, and reassure him of Your love and commitment to him. Give him Your peace, and the courage and strength to walk through this present darkness toward the beckoning light of Your love and grace. Father, I ask that You be with his family, that You would show them great love. That You will shower them with Your compassion and Your mercy, and that You would give them the strength and courage to meet the challenges they face, and that they might face those challenges in such a way as to give witness to Your Great Love. I pray that You be with the members of ‘Sovereign Grace Baptist church,’ and that You will take them into Your embrace, and that You will give them all that they need so that they might be able to do all that You have called them to do.

Heavenly Father, I ask that You be with all Your children in these dark days that are so filled with uncertainty. Father, God, I know that You are in control; that Your plan is even now being carried out, and that You have not forgotten Your people. Father, I pray for the nation of Israel, Your chosen people, and Father, God, I pray that You will remind this country and it’s citizen’s of Your promise to “Bless those who bless Your People, Israel, and to curse those who curse it,” Father, I pray that You will touch the hearts and minds of our people, and that You will call forth all that they know to be true in You, and that You would help us to rise up and proclaim Your Son, Jesus, and all Your truth throughout this land once again. Father, I ask, that You make us, Your children, sensitive to the needs of those around us, and that You will help us to carry Your love and goodness to all those who are so in need of it. Help us to support with our money, our love and our prayers those here and overseas that are being persecuted for their faith in You, and that we might never forget those who are helping and taking care of those who are less fortunate out of love for you.  In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

 

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