So when my friend Heather Mertens asked me if I would like to share a prayer once a month for her closed ALL IN Prayer and Praise group on Facebook, I felt pretty humbled because she has some great warriors in the group. I said yes of course, because I can learn so much from y’all. Hey, as a Canadian I do like that little bit of slang!
I am choosing to use my blog for my prayers, simply because I like writing out my prayers and posting them. I think many of you like it too…
We are a needy people, of that there is no doubt Lord.
We need reassurances from You all the time that You will meet our need, heal our bodies, our memories, hear us when we pray, meet the deadline You know we have…
Most of all, we need You to be the God You say You are. And yet we have the promise that You never change, You are not a man that You should lie and all Your words are true and reliable.
Oh, Father, how You must chuckle compassionately at us! How will we ever come to know You in Your many facets unless we experience a variety of circumstances?
You have already told us that all things work together for good for those who love You, so we should rest confidently in Your word.
And love You, we do, Lord, even if we do get ourselves in a bit of a stew before we begin to steadfastly trust You.
We know, Father, that a life of faith pleases You and yet it is so easy to not want to progress or live in the deeper water of Faith Sea. It’s over our head and we can’t touch bottom and the waves are billows roundabout us.
We breathe and we float. You are the very air we breathe. Your Presence encompasses us in the waves and You never allow us to be overcome by the waters.
Oh, Father, even if it FEELS we are overcome, we are NOT. Even though we may feel faint hearted, we CHOOSE to oBEy Your word and BE of good courage.
We choose. We make the decision. We choose to BE.
Because, over and over in Your word, You have encouraged us to not be afraid.
You encourage us to trust, to give, to live free.
Our times of testing prepare us for each subsequent opportunity to trust You. Each test is a little bit harder, a little more challenging than the previous experience. And if our faith were like building blocks, our fiery crucible would soon become of Crucible of Praise.
You have been teaching us and we have been learning all along the journey to let go, to simply surrender ourselves to You.
In the natural, Lord, if we are caught by an official doing wrong, we lift our arms in surrender with a very real possibility of being imprisoned.
Not so, with life in You, Father. When we choose to lift our arms and surrender to You?
We live free.
I’m ALL IN, Lord. No holding back or holding on.
You have prepared and readied us, Father, for each level of faith and the blocks below are secure.
We are ALL IN Faith Sea and Your Word preserves our soul.
Thank You for being a faithful, loving Father to us. You look at us with eyes of faith and see mighty warriors of faith. You see a people covered in love and seeing life from Your perspective and from the depths of Your heart because we have taken the time to get to know Your heart.
Thank You for making a way for us in the wilderness of our lives.
Thank you for building in each one of us a heart You delight to call Home.
Beckoned by the King, I come running!
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