Let us just sit on that a moment. We adore You – that we should be the apple of Your eye blows my mind. You are for us. You are for our children – they belong to You. Lord, we ask that You would halt the plans of the enemy over these we love as we bring them before You right now. We pray that his schemes be demolished and that Your plans for good, for a future and hope, would prevail. Would You open blind eyes that they might see Your Truth? See Your hand moving for them?
Would You rescue those walking in darkness, and heal the deep wounds of those who’ve been hurt?
We pray for the miraculous intervention of Your Spirit to draw them to Yourself, to work strong on behalf of our loved ones who are wandering.
For You came with good news,
And, promise … to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for captives
and, release for the prisoners.
Though we deserved penalty for our wrong, You stood in our place and took the blows on our behalf. You choose to die, so that we can live. Forever and free.
Lord, forgive our unbelief. Forgive the times we’ve doubted that You could ever change a heart. Forgive our
or forgetfulness to “pray continually.”
Thank You that You never give up on us. Remind us of how You’ve changed our own hearts. (Oh, yes Thank You!) How Your miracle of life and hope has sprung up deep within our souls.
We love You, Lord,
we need You,
and we thank You that You hear our prayers and are at work even now.
Thank You for the gift of our Savior, God with us. Thank You for Your goodness and love.
In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.