Prayers for the Parched: Let Me Hear Your Voice

The Voice of the Lord is over the waters.  it is powerful and majestic

The Voice of the Lord is over the waters. it is powerful and majestic

Psalm 29:3-5,7,11  “The voice of the Lord is over t he waters, the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.  The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic.  The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.  The voice of t he Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.  The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blessed his people with peace.”

 

Let me hear your voice

How sweet is the sound of a message directly from you

My ears are sharpened with my obedience

My heart is turned toward you by the world’s cry for love

My mind is open because of its renewal as it chooses life over every contrary thought

let your words be like seed in the fertile ground of my soul

let your truths take root to the soles of my feet so i may walk in they ways

Attune my focus to hear you

Even as you rush by like the wind, redirect this vessel so my sails can catch the wind and sail by your guidance

As I continue to search your work, illumine and highlight your scriptures as appropriate, for my daily walk and for my life purposes

I seek your counsel in all my decisions

I lift my finger to the wind of your Holy Spirit

I come into thy presence longing to hear from you

Thank you for communicating with me

Even in your silences there is grace while I adjust

Bring me to that peaceful state of calm

Let me hear your voice in the stillness


Prayers for the Parched: Praying for Strength

The Lion - a picture of strength and power

The Lion – a picture of strength and power

Psalm 68:35  You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary, the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.  Praise be to God.

We often pray for God to give us or someone else strength.  This prayer is the expanded version of that prayer.

I ask for…

strength of character

strength of will

strength of affection

strength of judgment

strength of ideals

strength of achievement

With the might of your Spirit, grant us

strength to go on

strength to focus

strength to do the will of God

strength to wait

strength to be still and know you

strength to submit to you

strength to submit to people to whom we are under authority

strength to be humble

strength to love

strength to choose life at every decision point

strength to act

strength to move forward


Prayers for the Parched: I Will Be Your Vision, Part 3

Psalm 146:8-9  The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down the Lord loves the righteous.  The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrated the ways of the wicked. 

 

There will be peace available to you from heaven

He has dispatched to you this peace, this rest, this relaxation

It brings a comfort of life and a full enjoyment

God hasn’t made any mistakes with you

You were born exactly at the appointed time

Your age will work for you

God has been the one who opened doors

You have done well with your opportunities

There is a new set of opportunities about to open

(And here’s where theprayer went to first person)

Ask me to show you by opening your eyes

I will be your eyes for your life, George

Even people with perfect vision need my illumination to see

Learn who you are in me.  You are righteous

Know my eye is upon you

I promised I would deliver the righteous out of all their troubles and indeed I will

I am a God who keeps every promise I have ever made

So learn of my promises

I long to share with you the fullness of life

George, some curves in the road will not be easy

There are snags

But turn your face toward me and my glory

I will show you how to stay standing and keep moving forward

I know the place I have for you to live

But I want you to commit that place to me and my purposes

As you do this, victory will be yours, and peace

I myself will protect it then

Open yourself to my love, my healing love, my perfect love

It will change you.  It is the fountain of life

In Jesus’ name

In his power, may these words go forth and bless you.


Keep on Walking

Isaiah 43:1-3  But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.  (NIV)

 

Lord, teach us to

Walk in love

Walk in liberty

Walk in victory

Walk in power

Walk I the anointing

Walk in humility

Walk in boldness

Walk in God’s strength

Walk in peace

Walk in God’s grace

Walk in the Spirit

Walk in faith

Walk according to the word

 

Teach us to walk through the circumstances

Walk through the flood

Walk through the fire

Walk out of the wilderness

And into the Promised Land

Walk in the light

Walk in integrity

Walk in the name of Jesus

Walk in Thy statues


Holy Spirit Job Description

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

John 16:13-15   “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” (NIV)

In seeking more of God in my life, I sought to learn about the least know member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit.  He is amazing.

The Holy Spirit is our guarantee that we will get what God promised for his people

The Holy Spirit brings full freedom to the people who belong to God

The Holy Spirit brings praise to God’s glory

The Holy Spirit convicts people to take their sins to the cross and receive forgiveness

The Holy Spirit helps us become right with God

The Holy Spirit knows and reminds us that the ruler of this world is already judged

The Holy Spirit guides in all we do

The Holy Spirit speaks words he hears from the Father

The Holy Spirit tells us what is to come

The Holy Spirit is the spirit of all truth

The Holy Spirit brings glory to Jesus

The Holy Spirit encourages us

The Holy Spirit comes alongside and comforts us

The Holy Spirit transmits the things of Jesus to us

The Holy Spirit continually sanctifies us

Hallelujah and thank you, Holy Spirit

Thank you, Jesus, for giving us the Holy Spirit

Thank you and praise to you, Holy Spirit, for being so good, and so relentless in your function in the Trinity.


Anything at All

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”  Jeremiah 33:3

 

Father,

I praise you that I can tell you anything

I can come before you fearlessly, confidently and boldly

I ca receive mercy for my failures

And find grace to help in good time for every need

Thank you

 

Thank you for not being a God of anger

You allow me to put my sin on Jesus Christ

His cross bore your anger

Now it’s your love I seek

It’s reuniting

Its being in your presence

It’s entering into your rest

Draw me closer


Facing Change

Some changes in life are mere adjustments. Sometimes they are major. Throughout it all, God is unchanging. He promises to be with us. And He knows what is best for us. And he is making all things work together for good – somehow. This prayer came after listening to a sermon by a minister telling his congregation goodbye and moving to another geographic location to pastor a new church. He preached on change. I came home and sought God’s unchanging nature in the face of my changing life events.

God,

New Direction, Crossing Over

New Direction, Crossing Over


Help me to let go of the known and move into the realm of the unknown
To let go fot he familiar and embrace the unfamiliar
Let me see the possibilities, and not just the risks
Loosen my hands around the good
Where you want to give me great

You are always with me, even in a changing world
You are bigger than my circumstances
You are the same today, tomorrow, and forever
Even as technology, nations and friendships evolve
Teach me to be satiated with your presence,
Rather than a fixed set of circumstances

You are mighty, whether I am weak or strong
It’s by your spirit, not by might, that your will happens

Lord, I trust you, I love your unchanging nature
You have been there already
This is a comfort as I move forward

Malachi 3:6 “I the LORD do not change.
So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.”