My prayer for you and me this week...
Worship the Lord in spirit and in truth!
Lord, Jesus, help us! Will You hear our prayers and provide for us, please! Will You come to our aid in this time of need? We need You, Lord! Won't You help us?
Even as we utter these words of desperation, the Holy Spirit residing in us recognizes the sound of hopeless, "help my unbelief" cries sent out into space with many question marks.
The Holy Spirit pricks us with reminders of Truth, Scriptures memorized and hopeful memories of the Lord's previous abundant provision. The Holy Spirit whispers comfort, encouragement, and through His prodding, we desire to move toward God, our Father and Savior.
You bid us, "Come to Me!" Tenderly You reach out, "Speak to Me about Your great need." Your love and mercy, Jesus, attract us and draws us closer to Your Throne.
As we enter Your gates and walk into Your courts, we are awestruck with the awareness of Your True identity as King. We've taken Your ever-presence for granted.
How long has it been since we've bowed at Your Feet? How long has it been since we came just to tell You how wonderful You are or simply to offer thanksgiving for our very breath?
The closer we come into Your presence, the greater are You. Your Majesty is overwhelming! In the Light of Your Glory, we fall face down, grateful You call us to Your Throne; we cry desperate for Your assurance we need not fear.
Repentance, Lord Jesus, we come to You in repentance; we turn away from the things of the world and gladly, willingly offer our full allegiance to You. Obediently, we surrender our loyalty and receive Your Lordship.
King Jesus, we praise You and proclaim You are worthy.
You are Holy, Holy, Holy.
Thank You for reconciling us to Father.
Thank You for spilling Your blood in payment of our rebellion.
Thank You, King Jesus, for robing us with Your Righteousness and placing on our heads Your royal crown.
What, Jesus? What was it we had need of? Well, Jesus, in Your presence it's difficult to remember what we were so worried over.
We were out there looking at the world. We thought we should come tell You all that is wrong and bad and in dire need of repair. We were looking at our own circumstances out there... with our backs to You.
And for awhile, we took our focus from You and forgot Who You are. Now that we are close enough to be consumed by Your Glory and our eyes are once again fixed on You, we remember You are the Christ; You know all things!
And so, Jesus, our King, we choose to trust You and Your Kingdom plan. We choose to proclaim Your Sovereign plan is more than enough for all we need.
You are good and You have blessed us beyond measure, more than we deserve.
King Jesus, worthy of all praise, how may we, Your people, serve You today?
For Your Glory, Good King, Almighty God,
For Your Glory and Praise, we worship You!
John 4:23, Mark 9:24, John 14:26, Matthew 11:28, Psalm 100:4, Isaiah 6, I John 1:9, Isaiah 45:23, Revelation 4:8, Mark 8:29, I John 3:20, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Ephesians 3:20, Hebrews 12:28,