National Prayer Day should be everyday
Pray for His healing
Pray for His forgiveness
Pray for His mercy
Pray for His love
Pray for your family
Pray for your friends
Pray for your city
Pray for your country
Pray for this world
Pray for Your heart
Pray for God to renew Your spirit everyday
Pray for God's will to be done
Pray for His kingdom to come down
Pray for conviction
Pray for peace
Pray for joy
Pray for wisdom and understanding
Pray to know God more
“ Don’t think that you’ve been gone too long to come to Him. God is not some spiritual parole officer waiting for you to fail. If you’ve strayed from prayer, He is not keeping some score. If you don’t feel Him at all, tell Him that: “I don’t feel you right now, God.” Pray with any amount of faith that you have; believe that prayer works; ask for faith if you have none. If you’re mad, tell Him. If you’re ashamed, guilty, confused, afraid, doubtful: tell Him. He can handle that. He is understanding, patient, gracious; He loves you. You’ll soon find you’ll want to talk to Him, because He’s actually pretty awesome to talk to.
— from this post, about prayer (via jspark3000)
People get ready. Jesus is coming.
A Conversation With God. (As told by Tenth Avenue North Lyrics)
Me: How long must I pray, must I pray to You? How long must I wait, must I wait for You? How long 'till I see Your face? See You shining through? I'm on my knees begging You to notice me. I'm on my knees. Father, will You turn to me, yeah?
God: Love, I have waited for you. And love, I was wounded for you. Won't you look into my eyes, through the pain and through your pride and find I am true. You're the one I can't deny and I'll never leave your side. I gave my life for you.
Me: It would be easier if You were just a thought in my head. Simply something that I once read. A belief needing my defense.
God: I feel it in your eyes. There's pain that covers up these lies
Me: Now You pull me near You. When we're close, I fear You. Still I'm afraid to tell You, all that I've done. Are You done forgiving? Oh can You look past my pretending? Lord, I'm so tired of defending, what I've become. What have I become?
God: I already know who you are and all things that kept us apart. So reach in and touch My scars and know the price I paid for your heart.
Me: Well I'm falling to my knees. I feel the earth beneath. With the weight of my sin, and this crushing unbelief could You really love me with all that I've done, oh Lord?
God: I'll still love you beyond what words can say. I'll take your every suffering moment and bring a better day. I'll still love you more than what I hope to be. Let me wrap my arms around you. Let me take your breath away.
Me: I'm tired. I'm worn. My heart is heavy from the work it takes to keep on breathing. I've made mistakes. I've let my hope fail, my soul feels crushed by the weight of this world.
God: Come to the Water you who thirst and you'll thirst no more. Come to the Father you who work and you'll work no more.
Me: Satisfy me Lord, oh oh. Satisfy me Lord, oh oh. I'm begging You, to help me see. You're all I want, You're all I need. Oh, satisfy me Lord.
God: I'm there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame. I'm there through your heartache. I'm there in the storm. My love I will keep you, by My pow'r alone. I don't care where you fall, where you have been. I'll never forsake you, My love never ends.
Here at my side My hands are holding you.
If sin wasn’t fun, people wouldn’t be doing it. Before it assassinates, it fascinates.
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