Saturday, January 10, 2015

Is Your All On The Altar - Sabbath Prayer and Blessing

Bless the Lord, Oh, my soul! And all that is within me, bless His Holy Name!

Father, we come before You on another Sabbath Day and thank You for this opportunity to stand before You in quietness, and in peace, and safety.

We thank You, Lord, for the Blessed Assurance that makes us able to stand before You redeemed, justified, and sanctified, all because of Jesus.

Thank You, Lord, for the myriad blessings You have bestowed upon us during the hours of the week now past, and for numerous blessings You will bestow upon us before this Sabbath is over.

Father, we thank You for the gift of Calvary. We thank You for the roofs You caused to be placed over our heads, the food You bountifully placed upon our tables, for good health, for supple strength, for loving friends, and devoted family, and we especially prayer for straights paths for our children,

Have mercy, Lord, on the leaders of our various nations and assemblies, and we ask You to open their eyes so that they may see that You, the Most High God, rules over the affairs of men, and that Your Will is sovereign. Help them, Lord, to return to the old way-marks whereby there is safety.

Father, we pray for Your children around the planet who are facing stiff opposition for their faith in the Lord, Christ, for their standing for truth, for right-living, and for love of the Edenic family. Oh, Lord, have mercy on us.

We pray, Father, for the presence of the Holy Angels to surround and guard, and guide each and every member of the Family of God, and we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in double portion, and for the direction that only the Spirit of God can provide so that we may speak powerfully of the Gospel of Christ to this dying world.

Father, we beseech You to help us to sit still and listen... to the Quiet Voice, and grant us spiritual ears to hear, and the will to obey, and to place our all on the Altar of Sacrifice. Help us to let go of our reigns to the Holy Spirit, and let Him take control of our will, our ways, our days and our years.

We ask You to help us to STOP, as ordained of the Sabbath, and to rest, and find refreshing from the hustle and bustle that marked each weary day of the work-week. Please quiet our minds, our thoughts, and our actions so that we may indeed be filled from the Storehouse of Heaven, and be blessed.

We ask You, Lord, to help us to live as the peacemakers, the hungry and the thirsty after righteousness, the meek, the merciful, the mournful, the pure in heart, the poor in spirit, the persecuted for righteousness sake, the salt of the earth, and as light in and to this dark world, so that we may obtain the blessings of Christ. Help us to rejoice, and to be exceedingly glad for the great reward that awaits us Heaven.

Grant us Your Grace, Lord, to stand firm, to the end of our days, so that we may be counted worthy to be citizens of the Kingdom, and to receive our robes, and our crowns.

Father, please bury Heaven deep within each of our souls until the Day breaks when we shall see King Jesus.

We love You, Lord, and we thank You for hearing and answering the prayers of Your believing children. AMEN.