... of countless ways in which
Our Creator constantly romances us.
Father, we put today under Your authority and care, trusting in Your infinite grace and mercy.
We thank You for today and all it may bring that is from You and we bless You for it.
We give You every thought and intention and ask that You sanctify them and bring them in accord with Your mind and heart.
We stand in You against every scheme of the enemy that has been sent against us either in the night or today, so that Your perfect will may be done in our lives.
We put all natural and spiritual family members under Your protection and bless them with Your love and truth.
We bless all who are in any leadership role with protection from the enemy and ask that their wills come into alignment with Your Holy will for the good of all people in their care.
We pray for the Kingdom to happen in our lives and around the world, as it is in heaven may it be so on earth for Your glory.
We pray in union with all Your people on earth and in Heaven the prayer You asked us to pray:
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
You give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
This prayer (by Molly Sutherland) is one of the prayers our little angel Hrachik gave us at the birth certificate office in the story I told a couple weeks ago about our miracle. 🙂 Since then we’ve been praying it & the others every day. So powerful. Thank You, Abba!
Abba, You are almighty, unchanging, holy, and perfect. You love me completely–not just the “good” parts, but all of me–my doubts, insecurities, addictions, depression, distraction, all of it. You are brilliance and strength, eternal youth and ancient wisdom. You are capable of absolutely anything at any time. Nothing is too big or too complicated for You. And You are all good, all pure, all love.
I confess that I feel completely useless, worn out, depressed, and hopelessly distracted. Last night I obviously trusted more in my addictions’ power to comfort and numb me than in Your power to redeem the time and make my evening something magical. I confess that I’m caught in a web and don’t know how to get out. A lot of the time I don’t even want to get out.
Thank You that You keep pulling me back to you, even in the midst of my mess. Thank You that You never give up hope. Thank You that I am on an endless journey through eternity and there is plenty of time.
Please cure me of my hurry-sickness. Please direct me toward the highest and best use of my time, and don’t let me get distracted by that which is unessential to Your purpose. Please bring healing and tenderness and connection to my marriage. Cleanse us from our worldliness and complacency, and set us on fire for You. Redeem this season and make it our best Christmas yet. Thank You for our freedom and power. Please help us to use it wisely. Draw us close to You every minute of the day. Don’t let me wander like a sheep. I’m desperate for You, Abba, yet still running to my unfaithful lovers. Rescue me from myself!!! I beg You. Don’t let me waste even one more day.
Thank You for Your grace, and that defeat is never permanent.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.