Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Life is a Prayer - May 5, 2016

It's been a while since I shared here through words, and today, there are only a few that will come out. Chris and I just returned from Costa Rica, our first vacation in 17 years - much needed, and we had a wonderful time. It always seems more time is needed, yet being home and sleeping in our own bed was like heaven.

As my brain whirls and desperately tries to relay a prayer, I remember that it's not the words that are said, or written, it is the heart revealed to our heavenly Father. I am grateful Father for Your protective covering, that though this body may fail me, Your love for me will not... Will not ever!

II know so many are suffering. And I pray you are encouraged even in the horrible of whatever ailment you are dealing with, I pray for others to surround you to minister to the pain, lift your spirits and comfort you down to the soul. I pray for moments to experience God's presence, to explore His goodness through worship and study. I pray for peace and gratitude to reign in your heart, mind and soul. Jesus, we come to You in whole heart and seek Your presence, and it's in Your saving grace and unending mercies we sit before You... help us through the work of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

There are so many to pray for, and the names come, or the face comes or the snip-it of their need comes to mind as I come before the throne - and I know it's OK. For whatever is not relayed, Jesus knows my heart and knows the desires of my heart and the pleas before they are formed. Father, there are so many afflicted with physical pain, and I do pray for their healing and for the medical attention needed, regardless of their financial status, but most of all Lord Jesus, I desire for them to KNOW YOU... to seek Your presence in the good, the bad and especially the horrible. As I pour out my moments of prayer, I ask You to remember those I have already prayed with and for; to remember the needs and the desires according to Your will. Help those who suffer so greatly that HOPE HAS BEEN LOST in their own moments, and bitterness and hurt, both physical and spiritually hinder their approach to the throne. Forgive me in the moments when I forget Your goodness; and I forget the gifts You've already given me; and I forget to be grateful for Your work on the cross and Resurrection. Help me LORD to see You in the midst of everything.

I lift my family up Abba, that they too will seek You constantly in the midst of this life. I pray for those who do not know You, that they will come to You wholly. I pray for every day of my granddaughter's life that she will follow You, hold You and trust You in all things. I pray that the heart of that baby will thrive one day in Your presence, grace and mercies. Thank You Father for hearing my prayer, for walking with and carrying me through. Thank You for the good days, so many good days. Thank You for leading me to the deeper waters of faith, the higher elevations of belief and the never ending hope of Life Eternal. Amen.

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