Prayer for Today, 8/7/2014

Our Father in Heaven, I come to Thee in worship and praise.
In gratitude for all that You are, and for all that You do.
You are the most High God, The Almighty and Great God,
and there is no one over You.
You are Sovereign over all, and there is nothing that You
don’t see or know…even to the deepest part of each and every human heart.
You only are worthy of all our praise and worship.

Father, I come to You, seeking Your will, and Your blessing upon all Your children.
I pray that Your will be done here on earth as it is in Heaven.
I pray that we, Your children, may be as quick and eager to do Your will,
to obey You as the angels in Heaven are.
May we as Your children seek You first before anything else, and may we seek
and take advantage of every opportunity to express Your love, and to stand boldly upon the truth of Your Holy Word.

Father, to You, I come, and humbly ask that You in Your goodness and mercy would meet my needs, and those of my brothers and sisters, today.
That today, You will provide all that I might need in every way.
Help me, Father, to live for today, to take this day You’ve given me,
and allow me to use it for Your glory, to honor You, and to express Your love and goodness to each and every person I meet.
Let me fail to miss any opportunity You send my way to love and help those around me.

Father, though I come to You in adoration, in praise, and worship. Even though I come with joy in my heart because of the knowledge You’ve placed there;
I also come with a heavy heart, and in sadness, because I see so many things that hurt my heart, and because I know that there is so little I can do on my own to change those things around me.
My grief would be overwhelming were I to know that You are not in control, that You are not Sovereign over all, and that You have no care or love for us all.
I can’t say that I understand everything that happens, Father, or that I’m not deeply saddened at seeing so much that is wrong and just plain evil happening in the world around me, but I am comforted in the knowledge that though I don’t know nor understand I know that You do.
I know that Your ways are not my ways, that You are limitless, while I am limited
to only what my senses tell me, so please help me to see those things happening in the world at large around me, and the circumstances in which I live day to day through the eyes of hope and faith.

Father, I come to You, not only for myself, but for so many others.
I come to You, Father, on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ. I come to You, Father, and I ask that You strengthen us all, that You fill us with Your love and grace, Your mercy and forgiveness. Your gentleness and kindness. Your peace.
Help us to stand upon Your truth, to live according to Your Holy Word, to walk in obedience to Your truth. Most of all help us to walk through this dark world in the light of Your love, beaming, shining in brilliance, as beacons of hope, and faith, and love.

I ask that You be with Your chosen people Israel, Father, that You would put a hedge of protection around them; that You would strengthen them in every way, that You would grant unto them the wisdom and the courage to do as You would have them to. I pray, Father, that You would help us as Your children to express to the world why our hearts should be with them; why we should seek in every way possible to help them, to support them, to comfort them.

I pray, Father, for our country and its citizens. I’m so saddened to see what is happening to our country, Father, and yet I can’t find it in my heart to ask that You ignore the things we’ve done, or that You extend mercy to us when as a country we’ve trampled upon all that You proclaim Holy and precious.
Our sins as a nation are such that You, as our Supreme Judge, as our Perfect, Holy, and Righteous Judge, are so grievous and terrible that we deserve the full brunt of Your condemnation upon us.

Father, I pray for the lost, for those who don’t know Your son, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Savior. I pray for those who are lost in this world of decadence and depravity, who are slaves ruled by their own passions and desires, who are imprisoned in jail cells of their own making. Who have no hope, no faith, no ability to see beyond this world, and who are living useless, wasted lives with little or nothing of true value to show for their lives. I pray that You will touch these people with Your great love and mercy.

I pray for all those, Father, who are in the midst of struggle. Who are in despair. I pray for those who are mourning the loss of loved ones, and for those who are ill and in pain, for those who are struggling financially. Father, I ask that You will be those in this world who are enduring persecution, who are being martyred for their in Jesus Christ. I ask that You protect them, that You would send them the people and resources that can help, support, and protect them.

Heavenly Father, I pray for those people who are in service to our government. For our President and our representatives in Congress. I pray that You will give them the strength and the courage and the wisdom to make those decisions and implement those policies that would benefit the citizens of our country, and that would help us to be able to those throughout the world who cannot help themselves.

It hurts my heart, Father, when I look at the people around me in this country, and I see the division and hatred that so many have for others. We’ve become so divided as a people that we’ve forgotten that the most important things we have, things that You have given us such as freedom, independence, privacy, and respect are being taken away. Father, I pray, that You would work in my life, and in the lives of all who call upon Your Son, Jesus, to remember our first obligation, and that’s to love our fellow men and women. Help us to remember that no matter what we believe, no matter what we think, no matter what we want, that none of us has the a right
to deny others their right to express and think what they like.

I pray, Father, that You would bring back to us as a nation, and as citizens, to a remembrance of what our country has been in the past, and what made us great in the beginning, and that was our allegiance to and love of You. Never let us forget that it was nothing we’ve done of ourselves that made us great, but it was who, the Almighty and Supreme God, that we were under that made us great.

I thank You, Father, that even as things stand today, that I can still see evidence of Your work and will in this world; that Your love and mercy still flow, and that Your truth, in the form of Your son, our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as expressed in the Holy Bible still reigns Supreme as Lord of Lords, and King of Kings. May we ever be faithful to follow as He leads.

In His precious name, I pray, Amen.

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