Praying for the Generations
How much can one love?
The love I have for these grandchildren of ours prompts me to pray often for them--their salvation, their direction in life, surrendering the Lordship of their lives to Jesus Christ--
Every Monday (yes, I took quite a long Christmas break from blogging) here on the blog, we dedicate this time to pray for the precious ones--those closest to us--what a privilege it is to bring them before the Lord in prayer and ask His blessings upon them.
From left they are Caroline, Kailey, Kennedy, Noelle, Katelyn, Ashton, James and Kendall.
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
Father, I love you. I give you praise.
It is for the precious ones that I meet with You here and ask You to bless them.
I pray that the scripture above will be their earnest prayer--
that they will recognize that You are their God--
that they will seek You with all their hearts--
That they will thirst for You and long for You
in a deep and holy way.
Father, would You saturate their dryness with Your precious Holy Spirit?
Would you be an oasis, a deep well, a river of living water that will
spring up from within them and minister to them all the days of their lives.
Father, how I thank You for the gift of prayer--
especially that of praying scripture.
My heart beats hard, Father, when I pray scripture,
because I know that You are touched by Your Word
and also touched by my infirmities.
You will respond to Your Word and I am confident when I pray
Your Word that You will bring things to pass--
You will open doors that have been seemingly sealed shut,
You will make a way where huge obstacles block the path,
You will bring light in extreme darkness.
Father, I love the word extreme--
Because that is what You are to me.
Extreme in Your love,
Extreme in Your faithfulness,
Extreme in Your holiness,
Extreme in Your grace and mercy--
Extreme in Your Extremeness.
Forever to worship You.
That is the extreme ultimate.
I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen
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