Sunday, July 16, 2017

PRAYER : Help Us, Lord, To Grow!


Father,
I Love You
And
Because You Are
The Giving Holy Faithful God
I Pray For Daily Grace
And
I Ask You, Please 
Help Me To Keep My Faith!

Father,
I Pray For Faith
Enough To Accept The Mercy
Freely Available To Me
For
I Am Thankful For The Word Of Truth
The Light Given By The Gospel Story!

Bless You, Lord!

Father,
I Will Speak The Truth
- For Between Us
That Is The Only Way -
And Say
I Am Grateful
That You Called
And By Your Spirit
I Answer
For Now I Have Hindsight
To See Where I Walked Wrong
And Recognize
That I Am In Receipt Of Foresight

To See
To Know
To Believe
The Word Of The Holy God
And

To Know To Whom I Belong!
Lord, I Give You Praise!


My Spirit Is Troubled Within Me
And So
I  Repair, Lord
Unto You
The Only True God
And
The God
That Is Life
That Is Love
That Gives Hope
And
Provides Ready Answers
To All That Perplexes
And
Benights
The Human Life
And
Who Shines Light On All
That Blesses And Graces
The Human Existence!


Lord,

Where Would I Be 
If I Did Not Know That You Truly Love
And
Daily Care For Me?!


Father,
I Listen 
I Read
I Study
I Learn
I Write
And I Look And See Those Who Doubt
And
Who Deny
The Very Existence Of The Lord Christ
And
I Wonder
Why ...?


Why Do I Believe?
Why Do They Doubt?

Why Should I Care
When For Their Own Souls
They Do Not For Peace With God Shout?


I Care, Lord
And
It Troubles Me Greatly
When People Boldly
- Often Aggressively -
Vocalize Their Doubts
And
Heap Disdain
Upon The Worthy Name
And I Cringe
And Am Appalled

At Their Apparently Sincere Lack Of Shame
And
I Want At Them To Shout!


Father,
Help Us - We Need You
For Your Word Is Potent
And
Is Daily Proven True!
Men Women Children
The Young The Old
The Bold And The Restless
All Their Hearts Are Grown Cold
And Desire Is For Self
To Self
To Only Be True
Even If It Means Destroying Another
For They "Know"
That There Is Nothing
To Them
That You Can Do!


They Speak With The Confidence
Of The King ... Liar, That Is!
Pity Them, Lord
And Open Their Eyes
And Unstop Their Ears
And Grant Them Wisdom's Understanding 
That They May Repent
And From The Unclean Spirit
Turn Away
And Turn To The Light
And Live!


Please, Lord
Grant Unto The Willing 

Grace
For The Glorious Day!


Lord,
Today I Say

With The Conviction Of Faith
That I Am Glad 

That I Am What The Enlightened World Calls
An Out And Out Coward
A Traitor To Myself
A Sell Out To A Slave-Holding God
A Servant To An Invisible Being
Obviously Too Ugly
To Let The People See
Whom It Is That They Are Blindly Serving! 


Father,
I Beseech You
Let Me Not Become So Confident
In My Finite Sphere
That I Can Boldly Accept
The Gifts Of The Living God
But His Power And Name Disdain
And
At The Same Time
Supposedly Enjoy
Praise And Market
The Offscourings Of Satan The Damned
And
Tell All The World 

That I Know What I'm Doing ... With Calm!

Pity Us In Our Folly!
Forgive Our Sins
And

Cleanse Us From All Unrighteousness!

Father,
This Is The Day
That You Have Made
And
I Am Rejoicing
For I Am Alive In It!

Please Teach Me Your Ways!
Light Thou My Path!
Please Quench Thou My Thirst
And
Feed Me The Bread Of Heaven
For
I Desire To Live With You
In Your Eternity Vast!


I Am Praying, Lord
For The Kingdom To Come
For
I Know Of A Truth
That Until Shiloh Come
There Shall Never
On This Earth Be Peace
Because The Lord Of Dung
- Satan -
The Progenitor Of Sin
Is Celebrated With Pagentry
And
Due-To-The-Living-God Praise
Worship And Song
And I Ask You
- Child To Loving, Loved, Father -


Father,
How Long
E'er We Hear The Glad Song?!


I Love You, Lord!
Please Hear My Cry!
Preserve Me!
Protect Me Through The Strife
And
- As Promised -
Mark My Grave
Should I
- Before The Great Day -
Die!


Please Remember In Mercy
The Beloved Brethren
- Near And Far -
And
Our Friends
Our Families
The Well-Wishers
And
The Naysayers
And
Those Who Are In Other Flocks
Those Who Shall Be Called Out
To Salvation
For You Have Clearly Stated
That It Is Not Your Wish
That Any Should Die
But That All
Should Come To Repentance Come!

Remember All Who Dwell Under The Sun
The Grateful
And
Those Who Are Ungrateful
And
Provide For Each
According To His Need
For You Are God And Gracious!


Please Pour Out Your Spirit
On All Flesh!
Teach Us
And
Help Us
The Living Truth To Accept
And
Digest!
Help Us To Grow In The Truth!


Bitter Or Sweet, Lord
Let Your Word Stand
For
We Will To See Jesus
The Holy Son Of Man
The Great I AM
In Whose Dear Name
We Pray And Plead. 
AMEN.