Dear Lord of Lords,
You are the only holy God, the One whose power defeats every enemy seen and unseen.
We join this moment to praise Your Righteous Name. You are Truth, You are Grace, You are Mercy, You are Our Father who created us.
Lord, we struggle to know what to do in these times. Virus numbers keep growing. We know You are watching, blessing, drawing those whom You choose.
Do we preach the Gospel? Do we go to the street corners and tell Your people to repent, the Kingdom of God is near?
Do we concentrate on our own families, making sure every blood relation is receiving the forgiveness in the blood You shed?
Or do we just get on our knees?
Forgive us, Lord, that we want to do more. Forgive us that we want to impact this broken world now and not in Your timing.
Lord, please, if you find favor upon us gathering in Your holy name, please reveal Yourself to the lost sheep, those outside the fence, those in the shadows, those pretending to be OK when they are not.
There are sooooo many who are lost, Lord. It can be overwhelming.
We thank You that You see every child You created. We thank You that You hear our prayers. We thank You that You choose whom You want to use to bring the broken to You, to lead the lost to You, to be Your hands and feet in emergent times, to be whatever You direct us to be.
Lord, it is humbling to know You do not need our help.
Your Word says you will lift the humble who love You to bring Yourself the glory.
We here offer our lives to You, oh Holy God. Show us Your glory, God.
We surrender our will and await our direction from Your throne.
In Jesus name we pray,
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but as Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’s sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine our of darkness” (Genesis 1:3), made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:3-6).
Welcome to new and continued readers here! Thank you for gathering with me to pray.
This virus continues. God is waiting. However, God does not sleep (Psalm 121:4). He is working consistently in our world, and in us.
Those of us who know and love Him ought to be seeking Him first in each day and throughout.
You may be the one He calls to stop this virus, either indirectly or directly.
You may be the one He nudges to speak to the lost soul on the street corner, or in your family.
Our listening ears need to be turned toward heaven, wondering, asking for our next steps.
If you do not understand how anyone in this world can love God, please reach out to me by email. All I will do is tell you a little bit about how I came to believe in Him at age 40. Before that, I wanted nothing to do with any religion or God.
The Good News is God is not a religion. He sent His Son Jesus to rescue us from ourselves. And Jesus loves you, no matter who you are or what you have done. Jesus speaks directly to You when You read His Word. If you need a Bible, you can also let me know that.
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Be strong in He who never leaves.
Love in Christ,