What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our Prayer For Today

by: Chelsa

Oh Lord, our God,
We acknowledge you as our Creator and the giver of all good things.
You are Great. You are Mighty. The All-powerful God.
You are worthy of our praise.
We humbly bow before you this day as an outward sign of honor to You.
You are our Lord and our Master and our King, and we are unworthy servants.

But how long, oh Lord, will you withhold your blessings from us?
Why is it so dry?
Why is there no rain when you have the power to bring it?
Why does our land have to suffer this terrible heat and drought?
Why won't you bring relief?

And why do so many in our midst have to suffer so terribly
with sickness and pain and sorrow?
You alone are the giver of life.
How long will you withhold your hand of healing?
Why does this have to happen to your children, the children you saved?
Sometimes we grow so weary with the heaviness of this fallen world.
Our hearts are tired and heavy and weary.
We don't understand.
We cry out to you!
Why? Why? Why is this happening to us?

But even though we don't understand it all, we trust you Lord.
Your ways are higher than our ways.
Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts.
We don't always understand,
but we do know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you love us.
You proved that when you sent Jesus.

You are a good and beautiful God and you have been good to us.
Help us remember your blessings.
You have showered us with your mercy.
You sent Jesus to save us.
We are forgiven.
You have given us your Spirit to help us cope.
We thank you that you can fill us with your peace and joy
when in some circumstances peace and joy seem impossible.
Thank you for promising never to leave us or forsake us.
And thank you for giving us each other to lean on.
May we rest in your peace and in your love.
Amen, through Jesus our Lord.

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