It’s been a dizzying week for many of us. Are you yearning for a reset for your soul? Perhaps this week’s prayer can help you do just that.
This week is heavy for many of us. We feel a sense that an enormous amount is on the line, and our anxieties are winning the majority of our minds while our heart and spirit feel smaller and demoralized. Prayer really can help. It’s not a cliche. Yesterday, I ran across this incredible prayer from Nadia Bolz-Weber. She has a way of just laying it out there before the Lord that I completely respect. He hears us. Give it a go.
With the Presidential election before us, we are called to examine our hearts and minds and search our soul for who truly leads us.
This strange season of quarantining, physically and socially distancing ourselves from others, and near constant monitoring of how we are collectively faring against COVID has produced in many of us a feeling of hitting the wall when it comes to prayer. Those of us for whom prayer is a lifestyle are ambling through days and nights, both wanting to keep and deepen our walk with God and struggling to stay on that path.
Sometimes, life is hard. Really hard. And as much as we’d like the Holy Spirit to take us by the hand and whisk us out of the war, it’s much more likely that what we are experiencing is indeed entrusted to the mystery of God’s holy plan in our life. This week’s intention is about reminding ourselves of God’s promises in a time and within a world that is quick to convince us otherwise.
Recently, The Reverend Dr. Francis MacNutt – co-founder of Christian Healing Ministries – went to be with the Lord after a lifetime of ministry. This post is written in two parts: one from Jamie’s heart and the second from David’s heart.
This week’s intention focuses on the strength, focus, and peace we receive through worship. In the words of Tozer, worship is why God created us. Let’s walk this week in our innate purpose.
We pray for You to calm, dissolve, or re-direct Hurricane Dorian so that all life is spared. Send your holy, warrior angels to form a hedge of protection around the families living along the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida coasts. Protect them, Lord, and their property from destruction. Keep them safe under the wings of your angels until danger has passed.
Saying yes has been a life-reckoning decision. Mine was a big yes, but what has followed has been a hundred more, seemingly smaller yesses that’ve been followed by impacts I both see and do not see. I’ve realized that once I said my big yes, God began speaking to and through me, and that it’s up to me to continue to obey if I want to go deeper and live out His plan for me.