REPLENISH ME



We are at week six in REsons to REad God's REvelation.

REplenish Me   Psalm 119:32  "I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free."

Dear Lord, I am running the course.   I want to be energetic in my response to Your commands.  You have set my heart free and I love that I don't get weary as you have promised to replenish me and set my heart free to run the race set before me.  To see the finish line and not give up.  I love you Lord.  I love your Word.  Amen.


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Simons Cross





Matthew 27:32 (ESV)  
    "As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross.”

Father as I think about this passage and consider this man Simon I marvel at his unique honor and incredible privilege to help carry the cross of Christ. In doing this, though so reluctantly, he stands alone in history as the only one to serve the Savior in this way.

On Simon’s garment, arms and hands must have been blood from Jesus’ lacerated back which dripped from the cross prior to Simon shifting it to his shoulders. What was an infamous moment for Simon became glorious for all time. The emotions Simon felt as he carried the cross must have nearly overwhelmed him. And I am sure that as he thought back, later in life on this sacred event, he must have bowed in humility and worship of such a holy memory.   


Christ’s cross became Simons cross as it does for all of Jesus followers. And Father may we say with the Apostle Paul:   “….God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Galatians 6:14 (KJV)  Yes Father it was a glorious cross Simon carried and a glorious cross we serve because of the Glorious Christ who sacrificed his life for us on it. 

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Prayer for Migraine Sufferers

For weeks now I have had a migraine that has affected the vision in my left eye.
I have been to a neurologist and have had an MRI. As I await the results, I pray ...

Lord have mercy on those who suffer from migraines and headaches.
May your healing presence comfort those affected.
May wisdom be granted to doctors and others.
May faith arise and peace encompass each in our need.
May life flow out of death and healing from pain.
In all things we confess our trust and belief in the name of Jesus.

Amen
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Not a Fireman

Sometimes we can see God as a fireman, someone to come and rescue us when we really get in trouble. But God would have us trust Him not just for the big catastrophes, but for our ordinary, everyday needs in life, our daily bread.

Father,

Help us learn to trust You, not just in time of disaster, but in all the ups and downs of life. Help us remember there is no problem so small it cannot be brought to You. Help us trust You with all of our lives and live them in constant dependence on You. For You are the One we need so we that can face with confidence all life throws at us.

In Jesus' Name,
Amen

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Lent: Week Two

May love be stronger in me than the fear of the pain that comes with caring. Amen
from Justin McRoberts

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REFUEL ME




This is the fifth in the REasons to REad God's REvelation.

REfule Me.  Psalm 119:131  "I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands."

Dear Lord, I need re-fueling in my life every day.  I long for your Words to fill me like the gasoline filling the tank in my car.  My mouth is open, my heart pants for you.  Fill my life with the fuel of your love, your kindness, your goodness your peace and mercy.

Lord in a world of emptiness ~ Only YOU can REfule us and fill out lives to overflowing, so we use that overflow to bless others.  I love you Lord.  Fill me!  Amen.






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Speaking Up


 
 Revelation 20:4 (NIV)
   “….. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God….”

Proverbs 24:11-12 (NIV)   
    ”Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. 12 If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?”

Proverbs 31:8 (NIV)
   ”Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…”

Father because of the appalling slaughter of these Christian men I am reluctant to place this picture on the prayer blog, yet the visual impact of what is portrayed leaves me no choice. I pray for the families of these men and so many others that have been martyred for their faith in Christ. These are noble, decent men who simply loved you and paid the ultimate price for their devotion.

I ask Father that the voices of many nations, along with that of America, will be raised to speak up on behalf of Christians and others suffering degrading treatment at the hands of godless men who do not value human life or the dignity with which all humans are born.
 
And help us Father to follow the admonition of Hebrews 13:3 (NLT) “Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.” And I pray this in the Name of Jesus who understands and sympathizes with those going through such horrific ordeals: “Since he himself has gone through suffering..…” Hebrews 2:18 (NLT)


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Loving God

Do we love God? That may sound like a strange question, but I think sometimes even Christians can start to see God as a harsh father or some sort of cosmic kill-joy. It is important for us to remember God's love and grace toward us.

Father,

Help us to grow in the love and understanding of You. Help us to remember who You are and what you have done for us. Help us not to fall into the world's way of thinking of You. Help us to live a life that grows in the steadfast love of You.

In Jesus' Name,
Amen

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Lent: Week One

Father, as we enter this season of Lent, may we be reminded of our condition outside of Christ and our need of your grace. Give us a deeper appreciation of your love and mercy. Amen

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REPAIR ME





This is the third RE in REasons to REad God's REvelation.

REpair Me ~  Psalm 119:116  'Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live;  do not let my hopes be dashed."

Dear Lord, so many times my dreams and hopes are "dashed".  Sometime because of my own selfish desires, but sometimes because you want me to keep my focus on You, and know that even in my weakness moments, when my hope is broken, dashed, crumbling ~ you have promised to sustain me.  I rest is that promise.  Thank you for always being ready to REpair Me.  I love You, and I love Your Word.  Amen.

God can....

REscue Me
REexamine Me
REpair Me

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