Over the weekend, my heart of prayer was full. As I hear requests, I collect burdens and store them in a secret place … until the time comes to be ever so still and seek My Lord:
Listen, God! Please pay attention. Can You make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need Your help. Every morning, You’ll hear me at it again. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on your altar and watch for fire to descend (Psalm 5:3, Message Bible).
He knows whom and how much I carry to His feet. He hears each prayer, whether spoken or not.
In His kindness and mercy, Holy Spirit gave me a vision:
Imagine yourself overwhelmed, a heart full of names and things you cannot control, tears not yet cried for those whom you know are dying and in a trap of soul-pain.
Before you is the throne of God. You cannot see His face because you are small. He sits mighty with Jesus at His right hand. He gives His Holy Spirit instruction.
Lay your heart upon the altar. Trust Your Father and His Son to listen to every beat, to give you what you need and perhaps what you desire. Lay your heart and release it. His holy fire will cleanse, mold and uphold you.
To You, I give my praying heart.
Yes, Lord, I watch for Your fire. I welcome its power to change me and those I lift to You.
The Mighty One, God, the Lord speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.
From Zion, perfect in its beauty, God shines forth.
Our God comes and will not be silent, a fire devours before Him, and around Him a tempest rages (Psalm 50:1-3 NIV).
Then, this morning, a nudge to gather again. Put a call out to sisters and brothers who long for real-time meetings but are currently confined to online.
Yes, Lord, gather to pray the Psalms, whichever one You give.
The psalms invite us to express the fire inside our souls burning to help others, and release it. The psalms let us know we do not have to hold back from Our Mighty God. The psalms remind us to praise during the routine times, as we pray, as we go through our day.
So, if you want to join, we will gather at https://Facebook.com/jdibble4Him tomorrow, Tuesday April 21st at 10am Eastern time. Please read Psalm 32 before joining. Then feel free to comment what stood out to you in this psalm. I will read the psalm and gather your thoughts before praying.
Welcome to all new readers and to all here today.
The pictures here are mine. The one of the cross at night is again from a local bed and breakfast. They have a farm, and this cross sits atop their barn. The one of Jesus and disciples is from a cemetery across from my doctor’s office. Sometimes I walk there 🙂
Every day is a good reason to draw near to Our God. Every day is a good day to give Him your burdens. I pray you do both today.
Feel free to start a conversation here in the comments or email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love in Christ,