Lord hear our prayers for the people in the path of this mighty storm.
Lord spare lives and turn away their destruction even in the middle of crisis
Lord speed the way and make level paths for those fleeing the floods
Lord save souls caught in the path of destruction
Lord see us once again with eyes of Mercy though we have turned our backs in the past. Tonight we urgently and humbly pray seeking your help on this time of need.
I would so appreciate everyone’s prayers. This Corona virus may not be life threatening for the average young and healthy person; but for our friends in Long Term Care that is not the case. I am personally pausing my own outreach until things are more clear in order not not unduly put others at risk.
Remember please to also pray for the staff that is on the razor’s edge right now. Almost no one works in long term care just for financial reasons. They need our love prayers and encouragement also. Blessings to all. I am trusting God is faithful to see us through!
Prayer Lessons: Day One
Now Jesus was praying in a certain place and when He finished one of His disciples said to Him “ Lord teach us to pray… Luke 11:1 ESV
My step father was a concert clarinetist and when I was entering first grade he decided it was the perfect time for me to begin to learn to play. Lessons were every Saturday and I was expected to practice every day after school. Now I confess I never liked clarinet but the lessons taught me the discipline of music and later I fell in love with singing.
No one; not even my very strict step-dad expected me to just spontaneously begin playing one of Beethoven’s Symphonies for a while.
So why do we think that praying is any different? Jesus wasn’t angry that the disciples didn’t know how to pray. He welcomes us to ask Him to teach us and He began by teaching what we call The Lord’s Prayer.
Pray then like this: Our Father who is in heaven hallowed be your name. Matthew 6:9
Lesson one in prayer is that we can only begin as a child of God. Jesus didn’t tell us to pray to the creator of the earth; the king of heaven or the master of the universe. Jesus invited us to come as children. We must accept His invitation to join His family before we can pray as we should. And as a part of a family we say “Our Father” humbly accepting that we are a brother or sister to everyone who comes to Him by faith. Are you ready for your prayer lesson today?