Friday, September 10, 2010

Sweet P's: For those of us who've lost our bearing

Sweet P's are: Prayers, Petition, Praise!, Courtesy of teawithtiffany.com

Each Friday, Tiffany (Tea With Tiffany) hosts a meme requesting that other bloggers join her in a round of sweet P's (Prayers, Petition, Praise!).

I'm praying for those who've called me, emailed me and those bloggers who've shared their struggles. I'm burdened by the isolation and helplessness you feel. Please know that you're not alone; God loves and cares about you.

Father God,

There are those times when it seems as if circumstances overwhelm us and it seems as if there is no clear direction from you. I know in my heart that's not true because Jesus said, "I am the way"; and yet, here I am where it seems that I'm so far from You Lord. I ponder the questions, I confess my sins, I pray and meditate but still, I feel so alone.

Help me Lord! In my distress, I will call out to You. Through these tears, I will lift my eyes toward You. In spite of the pain, I will stretch my hands out to You. I am a sheep from Your flock. I've wandered off alone and without You, I'm weak, helpless and vulnerable; Lord I'm afraid to take the next step.

"Why, O Lord, do You stand far off? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?"

"How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?"

"But I trust in Your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in Your salvation."

"He reached down from on high and took hold of me..."

My confidence in You Lord is unshaken; though darkness seems all around me. I trust You Lord. You are my rock and refuge. You bolster me with Your love and grace; I am strengthened so that I need not fear. "...my God turns my darkness into light."

You nurture and feed me as a bird feeds their young; You satisfy me Lord. Who can separate me from the love of Christ? I will testify of Your goodness. Though some may cover their ears, I will not be silent. I will proclaim Your infinite goodness. You are just, holy and faithful. Your promises fail not; You've made provisions for me and my household.

I will not give in to my doubts. I will not listen to my fears. I will not walk away from You Lord. My hope is in You Lord. I will overcome by the blood of the Lamb of God and by the word of my testimony.

"Your ways, O God, are holy...You are the God who performs miracles...I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds."

Your light shines bright, illuminating my path, leading me back towards You; I hear Your voice calling out to me. My child, come back to me. Lord, You are my refuge. In You I find rest; You give me joy and hope.

I give You thanks my Lord and my God. I ask You to look now on those who've spoken or written to me, sharing their innermost concerns. I lift them up to You Lord and I ask You in the name of Jesus, the name that stands above every name, please comfort them in this their time of need. Extend Your bountiful grace to them that they would be encouraged. Assure them that they can trust in You. Touch them in the way that only the Living God can do, that they may benefit from a spiritual gift You impart to them.

Thank You for a love that endures, even in those times when we ourselves have been unloving; You love us. Thank You for Your grace that abounds. May You be glorified in us. Amen.



(If you aren't writing Sweet P's, feel free to comment like normal if you choose.)

To join our blog hop we post every Friday through Sunday. Join anytime by following these 4 steps:
  1. Write your Sweet P's on your blog, which is You WRITING A PRAYER, PETITION or PRAISE to God. It's not asking for prayer, it's writing prayer.
  2. Grab the Sweet P's code on my sidebar. Post the code anywhere inside your post.
  3. Come back and add your blog link to blog hop. Visit other Sweet P's listed.
  4. Grab "get the code" for the blog hop and paste inside your post. This allows you to access the blog hop list from your blog.


9 comments:

Tea with Tiffany said...

A hearty amen. I'm agreeing with you for all those who need hope and have lost their bearings. I know God's Word will not return void. Your prayer holds the truth that heals hearts.

Thank You, LORD, for allowing MTJ to minister to many in their time of need. Thank You for the prayers of the saints as we gather together to offer our hearts to You in praise and petition. We love You, Jesus.

Peace, friend. Have a joy filled weekend.

Karen said...

Wow...this prayer has been the cry of my heart many times...I love how praying the word takes us from uncertainty in a situation...to complete assurance of our trust in Him...

Debbie said...

Thank you for your prayer. Part of it really spoke to me regarding a dear friend of mine.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

It is such a blessing to have friends from the blog world to pray for each other.
God Bless,
Ginger

Stuff could always be worse said...

I agree with this thoughtful prayer...AMEN
kim

Wanda said...

Such a heart stirring prayer. I've found myself uttering "How long, Oh Lord" so many times lately.

Mari said...

Wonderful prayer, what a blessing it is to visit your blog.

"Your ways, O God, are holy...You are the God who performs miracles...I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds." Amen

God bless you all :)

Lily said...

I feel like you said all that was in my heart today. Amen and thank you.
~Lily
www.neverfadingwood.blogspot.com

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I'm praying for those who've called me, emailed me and those bloggers who've shared their struggles. I'm burdened by the isolation and helplessness you feel. Please know that you're not alone; God loves and cares about you.

Thanks for the prayer :-)
I'll take all the prayers I can get.

~Ron