As I was going through some notes, I found this, and wanted to share. Ramblings, (from November 21, 2011). I often feel that my life is a prayer, that everything I do, I do before the LORD, everything I say, I say before the LORD. For me that is what prayer is, bringing things before the LORD in the precious blood and mighty name of Jesus. So, here's a challenge, when you sense yourself questioning something, feeling anxious, sensing concern in yourself, stop and start talking to God about it - that is prayer. I find I do this all day. Now, back to some ramblings.
And the ramblings of my heart begin...
I heard once, we persevere because we are preserved through His blood. What a thought. As I read through the many prayer pages, my heart aches for all the pain and suffering around us, and my thoughts go directly to the Lord. Father, lifting up so many today, and as we come to You as a group, we can trust Your promises through the scripture, and know that as said in Matthew 18, when two or more are in agreement and gather, that whatever we ask will be done. Your will LORD, first and foremost is what we seek, and Your comfort and strength for those we lift in prayer today. We pray for all those mentioned, and all those who request Your presence, as well as the lost. We also want to lift all of Your children who are coming to You Lord on behalf of those needing and asking for prayer. We pray for rejuvenation of the Spirit for every person they pray for, for every request and every tear that falls Father God, we pray for a continuous renewal in their hearts and through their thoughts. We pray for unending hope as we know that You are in control. We pray for the ability to comfort those in need through silence, especially when we want to fix things or provide the answers. We pray for the strength of the Holy Spirit to do what is needed and what You desire us to do. Today in the mighty name and saving blood of Jesus we ask for mercy and tenderness as we seek guidance, refuge and restoration. Amen.
Father we come to You as Your children, and Your servants, we lift our brothers and sisters up to You tonight/today. We pray for those who are hurting, that they will find the strength that you so greatly offer. We pray for those who are ill, that they will find comfort in Your promises and seek Your presence. We pray for those who are lost, as Jesus our shepherd will go after the one, that is who we lift tonight/today. We pray for those who are bitter, confused and enamored with the world, that they will see the emptiness that the world offers and that You are the only fulfillment. We lift all of Your saints, my brothers and sisters with this ministry Mighty and amazing God for discernment as we interact on the pages, for wisdom and tenderness in our responses to those seeking You and help. We pray for eyes to see what You desire us to see and hear what is needed to do Your work Lord. We pray for grace to flow abundantly through our hearts and mercy to be our quest. We thank You for giving us the many gifts to use for the glory of the kingdom. We pray for all that is known to us, and all that is known only to You LORD. We wait firmly and patiently for Your return with our lamps filled and our hearts open and ready to go where You lead. In the saving blood of Jesus, we pray, in the power of the Holy Spirit we praise You and hold all that You are reverently. Amen.
Hold on everyone... He's with you all. We lift our brothers and sisters up to You Lord and ask for favor in our circumstances, and tenderness and mercies within our lives. We thank You for always showing up and leading us through the rising waters, tenuous storms and mounting obstacles. We pray for strength, Your strength and hope in the moments of exasperation or doubt. We pray for wisdom as we seek You through Your word and in our obedience. We praise all that You have done and are grateful for every part of this journey. Thank You Mighty God, in the power of the Holy Spirit we give all our cares, joys and thoughts to You, we pray for Your constant and powerful presence in Jesus’ name. Amen.
We have the greatest opportunities every day to shine the Jesus light for those around us. I believe we do that by staying in His word, understanding that we ARE LOVED GREATER than we will ever know, seeing GOD all around us AND KEEPING OUR EYES and HEARTS on the things that are important to God.
.... and the greatest of these is love, LOVE, LOVE!
"But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love." ~1 Corinthians 13:13 (The Message)
"I thank my God at all times for you because of the grace (the favor and spiritual blessing) of God which was bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,EVERY MOMENT IS A BLESSING, NO DISGUISE, JUST A BLESSING... we just have to remember who we belong to and KNOW that He loves us and continues to draw us near and lead us through to perfection...
"[So] that in Him in every respect you were enriched, in full power and readiness of speech [to speak of your faith] and complete knowledge and illumination [to give you full insight into its meaning]." ~1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (Amplified Bible)
SEE EVERY MOMENT AS A CONFIRMATION OF OUR MANY TREASURES. In the strength and wisdom of the Holy Spirit we will ALWAYS be ready for what comes to us, what we need to get through and respond to.
When it pours circumstances, He overflows You with fulfillment of Your purpose. Keep blinking, because with every BLINK there is a changed perspective.
© 2012 Giving Thanks Daily, Shawn Boreta
We are Wonderfully Made (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wonderfully-Made/130178720330362), living to encourage and Equip His People (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Equip-His-People-Ephesians-411-13/170487976325407) and completely committed to believing greatly Psalm 139 with purpose (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Psalm-139-with-purpose/183264461708034).