Holy King, Righteous Redeemer, Majestic Ruler, Lord of Lords, Yahweh, Jehovah, Shalom, …You are mighty in power you are sovereign and just… you are generous with mercy and love….
Oh Lord, how we are learning to look forward to this time together withyou and with our brothers and sisters in Chrsit who are journeying on this voyage with you. We are one body together in spirit traveling together towards our destiny of the manifestation of Your Power and Your Love in our lives to make a difference here on earth and to ultimately come home to You. I think of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Lord God and the devastation of the affect on all that the crude oil comes in contact with and I think of sin and the devastation that it causes in our lives and in the lives of others that it comes in contact with.
We are are all connected through You Lord and yet we struggle and strain and sometime fight against ourselves with attitudes and words and actions that do not Honor and Glorify You. Oh Lord as You move with the Power that only You can do to protect Your People, to intervene on the behalf of Your Precious Children everywhere and those who live in the Gulf of Mexico, we pray that You would manifest the message of Your Word through every situation and circumstance as You save Your people just as You have spoken in Your word. Let not Your word return void to You….We ask in the mighty name of Jesus Christ for You to intervene and to protect Your people and rescue Your people and Redeem Your people and Transform Your people through each and every circumstance. Move through the land like a strong wind, woo through the power of that wind and whisper to the hearts of Your Precious Children Lord….woo them closer to You and show them Your Holiness.
Oh Lord as we come to you this morning with our hearts and minds and souls humbled and bowed before you we ask that you would clean up our lives of all the impurities that keep us from loving one another as you love us. We are called to love one another as we love ourselves, it is Your Word. That means even those that seem unlovable to us or rude or unreasonable or mean or full of themselves. We bow down to you and we acknowledge to You our inability to keep our hearts pure in the strength and power of ourselves and our good intentions to follow Your word. We are sinners, each of us, prone to wander and prone to worry and prone to lean on our own understanding and prone to act and react and try and fix things in ways that come naturally to us.
We are prone to selfishness, pride and self-righteousness, especially when we think we are right and yet our hearts desire is to be purely transformed into hearts that are filled with Your love and Your Power and Your Grace according to Your Word.
Forgive us Lord God as we bow down to You. Forgive us for those times when we have and continue to fall short or think thoughts that do not conform to Your Holy Word. We confess, we repent…..
We put on our Armor…..Our helmet of salvation, our breastplate of righteousness, our belt of truth, our shoes of peace, our shield of faith to protect us from the fiery darts of the enemy, and the sword of Your Word. Help us fight in the power of Your word against all that we face and not in the strength of ourselves. We surrender our hearts and minds and souls to You, we belong to Your army and we are one army fighting against one enemy….Help us remember that today…..burn it in our brains in red letters that we might not get distracted or caught off guard by the words and actions and deeds that come against us today. We stand in Victory and we walk in Victory. We are empowered by You….We are strong and courageous and bold because we belong to You. And Your word says that if You are for us, who can be against us….We have Your power in us to do Your work….Let us begin anew…..
We are white as snow, You have forgiven our sins and You have removed them and they are no more. Today is a new day, a day to believe that we are united as one body and that as the body of Christ we are being transformed and renewed day by day according to Your word. Your Word states in 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. We have come together on this Blog Lord God and we have humbled ourselves, we are praying and we are seeking Your face and we are turning from our wicked ways of self and we believe that You have heard us from Heaven and that You have forgiven our sins and Your are healing our land. The land that is both physical and emotional….
We trust that You are in control of every detail of our lives and that You are working all things together for good according to Your plans and Purposes and that we will see from the mountaintop of victory and we will look down into the valleys of all of the trails that we took that You Lord God weaved together to get us to where You are taking us to truly see How Omnipotent You are. We Rejoice!! We Praise You!!
Some of us are strong and some of us are weak. Lord we ask that You would bring the strong vessels to the weaker vessels on this voyage and bring the weaker vessels to the strong ones. We need one another to be an effective collective body. We come together and we ask for provisions for those that need them, for jobs for the jobless, for patience for the weary, for energy for the fatigued, for understanding for the frustrated, for empathy for the critical, for healing for the sick and wounded, for comfort for the dying, for time for the stressed out burned out workers in the fields, for breaks for moms and dads, for relationships for the lonely, for signs of hope and victory for the hopeless, for rest for the restless, for connection to church bodies for the seekers, for understanding and wisdom for every detail and every situation in our lives.
We ask for You Lord God to fill us up with You. WE NEED YOUR POWER….We need You..We need to be united in Love as One with each other and with You…..We imagine ourselves in Your Holy courts taking in the Glory of Your presence and we are overwhelmed. ….Let us believe what Jesus prayed for us in John 17-22……I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them that they may be one just as We are one..
We stand in the Glory of what You have spoken and we rest that You will be with us this day and Your Power will manifest itself as we surrender more and more to You….In Jesus name we pray…..amen