Sunday, December 25, 2016

PRAYER: Help Us To Accept You, Lord, At Your Word!




Father,
I Come To You
As A Child
Seeking Blessing
Counsel
And
Guidance
And
Willing Your Sure Word To Obey!

I Beseech You
To Help Me Ever To Hear
Your Still Small Voice
And
With My Hearing, Lord
Help Me Ever To Heed
So That I Will Not Turn
To The Left
Nor To The Right
Being Spun Around
And Used
By Satan
For A Disposable Steed!

Lord,
Help Me To Live
In The Blessed Light Of Life
That I Have Received
And
Help Me To Grow In Your Grace
As I Walk
In Faith
Towards The Heavenly Home
The Eternal Resting Place
From Which Overcomers
Through The Beloved Christ
Shall Never Roam!

Father,
Grant Unto Your Blessed People
Ever Increasing Knowledge
Of Your Truth
Understanding To Accept It
And
Wisdom For Its Use!
Help Us Not To Use Truth
Like A Big Stick
Nor As A Battering Ram
Nor As A Wet Noodle
To Tickle The Ears Of Those
We Are Reaching For 
Your Living
Loving
Holy, Coming, Kingdom!

Help Us, Lord
To Be Compassionate
Speaking The Truth In
And With Love
Not Hiding Brass Knuckles
Inside Pristine White Gloves!

Help Us, Lord
To Speak Soft Answers
To Turn Away Cruel Wrath!
Help Us To Walk The Straight And Narrow Path
Never Uttering False Words For Graft!
Help Us Never To Be Double-Minded
Nor To Indulge Craftiness
And
Deceit
Devil-diving For Dollars
Nor Be Inclined Unto Conceit!

Help Us, Dear Lord
To Lean Ever Upon Christ
Never Betting Our Salvation
On Satan's Loaded Dice!
Help Us To Accept
Your  "No!"
Your "Yes!"
Your "Wait!"
Your "My Grace Is Sufficient For You!" Too
Trusting You Wholly
Because You Are Faithful
Kind
Loving
Holy
And
Eternally True!

Grant Unto Us, Dear Lord
Grace
And
Faith
For Each Day
The Comfort Of The Holy Spirt
Strength For The Journey
And
Courage
And
The Angelic Guard
For The Way We Must Walk
No Matter How It Is Paved!

Bless Those, Lord
Who Bless Us By Speaking The Truth!
Pity Those
Who Elevate Falsely Acquired Youth 
Over Acquiring Your Holy Truth!
Satisfy Those
Who Hunger After The Truth
And
As Promised
Mark Well
The Graves Of Those
Who Died In And For
Christ's Truth!
Hear Our Prayer
And
Bless Us With Peace
And
The Healing Rest Of The Just
In Jesus' Name We Plead!
We Love You, Lord!
AMEN.