Good morning. I just wanted to talk to the Lord, with you on this morning, if that is alright? Let’s pray.
Oh most Holy Father. We thank you for giving us the ability to approach your throne of grace. We thank you for who you are. We know that you are God and there is none other like you. We also know that you are our Father, and you are concerned about every detail of our lives.
We thank you for allowing your angels to serve and protect us in our homes while we slept during the evening hours. I ask if you would continue to be a shelter and place of refuge during the day for us. Relocate, direct, and reroute those who have had to leave behind everything in Texas, to cities where they can flourish and excel. You said that everything works together for our good. Make it GOOD for them. Give us the strength to endure the trials in our lives.
Help us to love the people who are hard to love and to forgive the people who have hurt us, taken advantage of us or maybe even abused us. Burn away the sin in our lives so that we may live for you.
As we begin our day today, allow us to remember your word. As a child who prepares to leave for school and a parent who gives a word of hope, encouragement and strength, you have given us your words to prepare us for whatever life presents to us. With all that we see occurring in Houston and the state of this world, it is easy to become worried; but You spoke a calming word and told us to not allow our hearts to be troubled (John 14:1). With what we see every day in our communities and the issues we face in our own lives- when we feel like you are not there, you told us to keep pressing towards the mark (Philippians 3:14) and to place our hope in you (Psalms 42:11). When it feels as if all of our efforts to be positive and uplifting are for nought, you said be steadfast, unshakable and continuously abiding in your word because our efforts are not in vain (I Corinthians 15:58).
I humbly ask that you accept this prayer. In Jesus name, amen.