Sunday, June 25, 2017

PRAYER: Father, Seal Us For The Strife!





Lord, 
Have Mercy On Us Who Care!
Have Mercy On Us Who Pray!
Have Mercy On Us
Who Look For The Day
When The Great God Of Glory
The Conquering King
In Splendor And Beauty
In The Eastern Sky
Shall Appear!


Father Most Faithful
In Truth 
I Come Before You
Saying The Name "Jesus!"
For I Am Petitioning You
For Favor
For Blessing
In Love 
And
With Trust
Please, I Beseech
Harken To The Words
Of This Child Of The Dust!


I Am A Mere Mortal
Approaching Unto The God
That Is Consuming Fire
Knowing
That Without Jesus
My Position Would Be My Funeral Pyre
But
Jesus Christ
The Beloved
My Accepted Savior And Lord
With His Innocent Blood
Made Provision For Me
So That I Can To You
Reach Higher And Higher!


I Am Human
A Creature Of Unclean Lips
Unclean Hands
Impure Thoughts
Deceitful Heart
And
I Sin Against You, Father
In Thought
Word
And
Deed
And
Often Behave
As One Who Knows Not
That I Have The Need
To Confess My Sin
To Repent Of Evil Ways
To Plead For Forgiveness
To Walk In Narrow Paths
And
To Abide In Straight Ways!


Father,
I Need Your Green Pasture
I Need Your Oil To Anoint My Poor Head!
I Need The Still Water Of Life!
I Desire The Bounty From You
With Which Only The Faithful Are Fed!
I Desire The Protective Services
Of Angelic Companions
Who Excel In Strength
And
I Desire The Peace
That Passes Human Understanding!
I Desire To Reside In Your Tent!


Father,
My Father
I Do Truly Love You
Even Though There Have Been Times
When I Have Acted
As Though I Do Not Know
Or Own You!

Forgive Me! - I Am Sorry!
I Hang My Head In Great Shame
For I Repent
Were It Possible
In Sack Cloth And Ashes
For The Many Times
I Have Brought To Your Holy Name
Great Shame
For I Did It Profane!


Father,
In This Hour
I Do Not Ask For
Bread
Shelter
Shoes
Or
Clothes
For
With Yesterday's Blessing
I Already Have Those!


My Petition
- By Faith -
Is For Today's Measure Of Increase!
I Need
Faith For My Journey
Grace For My Head
Mercy For My Person
And
To Be Holy Spirit Lead
Even As I Am Comforted
That My Redemption
By Christ's Salvation
Is Just Up Ahead!


Father,
I Covet That One Thing
That Many Men
Many Bright Minds
Totally Discount!
My Heart To You
Is Totally Open!
Fill Me From The Fount
That Fount Of Every Blessing
The Fount That Is The Rock
The Rock That Is My Salvation
For Which Striving
I Am Ever Under Attack!


Father,
I Need The Promised Protection
You Ordain For Those
Who
- By Your Leading -
Will Follow You
And Grow
And
Continue Growing In Grace
And Keep Walking
Going To The Eternal City
At Which Entrance
They'll Have The Right To Enter The Gate
And
Will Never From Your Lips
Hear:
"No, I Know You Not!
Away From Me, Go!"


Lord,
My Heart Is Full - Fill Me!
My Faith Is Strong - Strengthen Me!
My Will Is Yours - Take It!
Sin Has A Hold On My Human Nature - Break It!


Father,
I Accept The Wedding Invitation
And
I Truly Love The Wedding Garment
Which
To Me, You Do Provide!
Help Me To Keep It Spotless
So That In The Great Day
- From Your Majesty -
I Will Not Run To The Rocks And Hills
Beseeching Them
My Vile Personage To Hide!


Lord,
I Am Coming Home
With My Jesus
And
I Am Giving To You My Will
And
My Way
And
I Fully Expect You
To Make Homecoming So!

I Am Determined
- By Your Provided Grace -
To Cooperate With You
So, Please
Help Me To Remember
The Living Word
So That I May Thrash The Evil One
With A
"Thus Saith The Lord!"
And
Chase Him Away
From Outside My Door!


Remember, Lord
The Lost
The Lonely
The Demon-Possessed
The Devil-Oppressed
The Beguiled
The Benighted
Even Those Who Are
Devil-Worshippers
Proudly Foolishly
Coined And Styled!


Remember, Lord
Your Faithful
Your Grace-Filled
Your Fearing, Caring, Few
Some - Even Now - Already
Persecuted
Prosecuted
Tormented
Imprisoned
And
Being Murdered
For You
And Your Holy Word
Immutable
True!
 
Father,

We Believe
We Love
We Trust
We Honor
We Worship You
And
We Obey
And, Lord
Please
In The Name Of The Holy Jesus
Seal Us For The Coming Conflict
And
For Our Sakes
- As You Promised -
Shorten The Day Of Jacob's Trouble
For The Elect's Sake
And
By Your Will
And
In Your Known Way
Hasten, Lord, Hasten
The-King-Is-Coming Day!


Until Then, Lord
Defend!

We Love You
And
We Bless You
And
Ask You With Humility
In Jesus Christ's Name
Our Few Petitions
To Grant
According To Your Pleasure
And
In Your Way!
AMEN.