Saturday, July 30, 2016

Prayer based on John 4:1-42

Meditation on John 4:1-42

LORD Jesus, you know what it is to feel weary as a human being.  To stop and sit down thirsty.   Help me today to see that you understand when I am tired.  Enable me to feel that you have empathy when I am worn out.  Come to me now and renew my strength.

Lord Jesus, help me to see you are the gift of God come to refresh and give living water to my soul.   Let me experience this life giving spiritual water.  Help me not focus on the physical needs I have but on the spiritual necessity of having fellowship with YOU.  Come now to me and help me feel your presence and power.

Lord Jesus, let me now hide my shortcomings and immorality from YOU.  YOU know me in and out.  Every action, thought, word, and feeling has occurred in front of YOU.  Help me now.  Guard my heart from evil intentions.

Lord Jesus, make of me a one who will provide true worship in passion, integrity, truth, and Spirit.  Fill me Holy Spirit and open up a new level of vision that I may be led into a new level of admiration, awe, and praise.  Lord, teach me to worship.

LORD Jesus, help me more and more see that YOU are the Messiah.

Lord, help me value small things less and big things more.

Grant me the boldness this day to share my encounter with YOU with others.

Help me find nourishment in doing YOUR will.  Let this be more vital to me than the physical food I eat.  Lord change my feelings and outlook on priorities so that doing YOUR will is the most vital thing for me each day.  Let me hunger and thirst to do YOUR will on earth as it is done in heaven.

Put me into white fields of harvest.  Lead me to people ready to become disciples.  Help me reap where others have sown.  Give a great harvest to us now.  Bring many to be your disciples.  Convert the children raised in Christian homes to become true disciples.  Lord, help us now.

Lord Jesus come to me today as YOU came to the Samaritan woman and encounter me in my daily doings that I might see YOU and be changed by YOU.   Amen

Friday, July 22, 2016

Prayer based on Psalm 40 & 54

Lord, I try to wait with patience in my desperation. I need you to hear my cry weak as it is. Draw me out of the destruction that seems to be coming on every side and dragging me underneath waves of grief.

Set my feet on a solid rock. Be my solid rock. Help me know some security in an ever-changing world.

Put a song in my heart and mouth. Let me praise you in the dark. May other see your work in me and trust YOU. Help me trust YOU.

Give me your blessing Good Father of Eternity. Let me not trust in myself but in YOU. Keep me from the lie of self-reliance or reliance on any aspect of creation. Let my trust be in YOU. Multiply my vision of your deeds and wisdom. Let me be in awe of YOU.

Messiah Jesus, YOU submitted to the plan of salvation help me submit to the plan for my life.

Help me to find the story of your deliverance, faithfulness, salvation, steadfast love and speak it to my heart and to the world. LORD, great is your faithfulness, help me see your faithfulness, and then proclaim your faithfulness.

My one hope is in YOU. Do not restrain your mercy but now preserve me in your committed love for me. I see more and more my evils and iniquities. My heart fails in light of my failures.

Crush now the dark lord's plots to kill, steal, and destroy your plan for my life and him who delights to bring me hurt. Demonstrate your great power to save and deliver. Place me under YOUR blood and the true confession of the gospel of peace. Show in me, and my family, your power to save.

LORD, you are great, good, full of grace, ever with me in my grief, and using my grief for ultimate good. Help me seek you. Give me joy in my sorrow. I am poor and without strength. Take thought of me. Be my help and do not delay to come now to me and mine.

All powerful and compassionate ultimate and supreme true Creator and Redeemer hear the deep cries of my soul and heart. Give ear to the great needs of this day.

Destroy the ruthless dark spiritual forces that seek to bring destruction and death delighting in bringing harm. Save your covenant children from their own foolishness.

Be our helper and upholder today living and true LORD of light and life. Overturn the plans of the unbelief and foolishness. Allow your faithfulness to put an end to these plans and establish your good will on earth as in heaven.

Thank you for hearing my cry. Thank you for being always good. Let my eyes see your triumph over the present evil. Act now in ways beyond my imagination to turn back the darkness and shine the light in abundant waves. Shine us now! Shine us now! Awaken us now! Act now! We need YOU! I need YOU!

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies they never come to an end,
They are new every morning, new every morning, great is thy faithfulness oh Lord, Great is your faithfulness. Amen

Friday, July 15, 2016

Prayer of sorrow

2 Chronicles 6:29
whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house,
Psalm 31:10
For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.
Psalm 119:28
My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
East of Eden is filled with sorrow. Lord, you know that our losses become so great and our sadness over what we have lost becomes more than we could imagine that we could bear. Good and loving Lord, you have told us we will have sorrow in this life. YOU have sorrow over all that is out of order in this world. Because you suffer from the brokenness and immorality of this world, you have told us that we will have sorrow here.
Without your strength Lord, I know I would be crushed. Things are wildly out of control. Losses accumulate and seem like waves crashing upon be, dragging me out from the shore and under the water. So many sorrows and struggles. So much lost.
I stretch out my hands towards YOU and remember me in your compassion and grace. Help me now to seek you today. Provide for me new hope. Help me now. Amen