After a few weeks of being under the weather and then enjoying a respite at my lake cottage over the 4th of July holiday, I offer my reflections on a page from my personal prayer journal.
“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
“I will not abandon you or leave as orphans in a storm. I will come to you.” John 14:18
“Nothing is too difficult for God.” Jeremiah 32:17
Lord, You gave me hope when I thought all seemed hopeless.
Lord, You helped me to understand how to forgive when I believed forgiveness was impossible.
Lord, You taught me that my identity was not in my career or the material things of this earth, but in You.
Lord, You instilled within me the courage to embrace an unknown future when fear overwhelmed me.
Lord, You replaced loss and sadness with peace and joy.
Lord, Thank You for your gift of Grace in my life and the hope of perfect joy in heaven.
Praying the Scriptures:
“Blessed are (my) eyes because (I) see and (my) ears because (I) hear.” Matthew 13:16
“And this is my prayer: that (my) love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of my insight so that (I) may be able to discern and may be sure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory & praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11
Prayers from a portion of the Journal’s Back Page:
Prayers for a Nation: “Our prayers lay the track down on which God’s power can come; Like a mighty locomotive, His power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.” – Watchman Nee or Ni Tuosheng was a church leader and Christian teacher who worked in China during the 20th century.
Lord, may your presence be felt for those who need healing, comfort, and peace; and may those who seek answers find them in You, as well as, acceptance of Your answer to their prayer. I pray their names although you know their names and situations already. Thank you, Lord. AMEN
Both joy and all adversity are used for good. Lord, may others see You in mine. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN
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