As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Psalm 42:1-2
On today I wanted to remind us of the serenity prayer, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to change the things I can.” There are a lot of things that we are experiencing that we have no power over. For example the Pandemic, crime, and the state of our economy. We have no control over how long this pandemic will last. But we have the power to cry out to God in prayer continuously without ceasing! I am a strong believer that there is power in prayer! My grandmother used to say, he may not come when we want God to, but he is always right on time. Psalm 121:1 I will lift my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my health. We must pick and choose our battles that we are going to fight! Some things we should not even entertain. Sometimes we just have to go through to get to. Some tests are designed to challenge us, stretch us, and expose our character. Remember our God is in complete control and he can handle it. We must mature to the point where we accept what God allows. We understand that it’s a part of his purpose and plan for our life. IF God is allowing it, then there is purpose for it no matter how tragic, painful, unfair, or uncomfortable it makes us. Now more than ever we have to fight in the spiritual realm to maintain our peace! Satan is on assignment to kill, steal, and destroy us by any means necessary. He wants our joy, he wants us to walk around thinking that we are defeated. Well I came to remind you that we are children of the Most High God. We are heirs to the throne! No devil in hell or on earth can stop what God has destined for your life! Amen! Remember when we say Amen, that means it is so or so be it! And that we are in agreement with what God is doing! So we say Amen to your will God! Amen to your way! Amen we will obey! Help us to be completely focused on listening for your still voice. Speak Lord for your servants are listening. Just like the flowers need the rain, we need thee O Lord! Remember we are over-comers through Christ Jesus!
Spirit of the living God, we come at this appointed time and place pausing to lift up holy hands and to say thank you for blessing us to see another day. Thank you for last night lying down and this morning early rising. Thank you for food, clothes, and shelter. Thank you for carrying us through another a week that has been filled with swift and expected transitions. Lord we need you to step in and intervene regarding the senseless crime that we are witnessing all across our nation. Father we need you to heal our land. And yet in the midst of all, we know that you’re still worthy to be praised. You said in your word that if my people who are called by my name, would humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then you will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their and. Help us O Lord, we need you to release your healing virtue all across our land. We need your forgiveness and your mercy to rain down on us. Fill our cups until they run over and then fill them some more. Change us, rearrange us, purge us, and purify us from the top of heads to the souls of our feet. It’s in you, O Lord that we can find our refuge. You said in your word that if we cry out to you, then you will hear us. Give us inner peace that surpasses all understanding…the peace that the world can’t give us and the world can’t take away. Thank you in advance for a break-through, deliverance, and peace. We acknowledge that you alone are in control. You can speak a word and turn lemons into lemonade. Father we need you like never before. We surrender our all to you! Bless us individually as well as collectively as whole. For it’s your darling son Jesus name we pray, give thanks, and say Amen!
Praise: God that he loved us enough to send his son to die for our sins.
Offer Thanks: To God that he created us in his image!
Confess: Any time that you have tried to take control of situations in your life.
Ask God: Let us all touch and agree during our prayer time for God to heal our land.