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Saturday Prayer 49

When I saw Him, I fell at his feet as though dead. (Revelation 1:1 NIV)

Jesus,

You are complete in Your glory -
there is no other who perfectly displays the Father
there is no other whose very life sings forth the perfect mixture of goodness and greatness

You are overwhelming in Your power -
when the world was made, You were there
as the Word of the Father through whom all things were made
when lives are touched with the redemptive work of God,
You are the Word who brings new life and salvation

You are startling in Your humility -
not considering Your glory the sort of thing to cling to
You stripped down into earthy servanthood,
You considered the Father’s will worth living for
and humanity worth dying for.

I praise You.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 31

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)

Lord, You are greater than any human power. You created all human power and stand behind it all, sustaining all creation. My trust is not in human power. It comes and it goes. It is strong compared to some but weak compared to others. Human armies and governments have no power against the spiritual powers for “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:1-2).

But, Lord, You are greater than all these. Before You, Lord, who can stand? “Now, this I know: the Lord gives victory to His anointed” (Psalm 20:6).”

Thank You that in Jesus Christ the victory has been already won. “Having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Colossians 2:15). And “thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25). You gave victory to Your anointed, Jesus Christ.

We stand now in His victory: free from sin, raised to life, and seated in the heavenly places in Jesus Christ.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 14

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)

Lord, You are greater than any human power. You created all human power and stand behind it all, sustaining all creation. My trust is not in human power. It comes and it goes. It is strong compared to some, but weak compared to others. Human armies and governments have no power against the spiritual powers for “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:1-2).

But, Lord, You are greater than all these. Before You, Lord, who can stand? “Now, this I know: the Lord gives victory to His anointed” (Psalm 20:6).

Thank You that in Jesus Christ the victory has already been won. “Having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross” (Colossians 2:15). And “thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25). You gave victory to Your anointed, Jesus Christ.

We stand now in His victory: free from sin, raised to life, and seated in the heavenly places in Jesus Christ.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 10

Our Father,
who is in heaven,
holy is Your Name …

Your Name that splits open the earth,
causing hills and rocks to come forth.

Your Name that brings the sun to rise
and bathes the cool earth in lighted warmth.

Your Name that births scorching suns across
the universe as speckled stars in our night sky.

Your Name that keeps my heart beating
this morning to bring life to my body.

Your terrible Name of strength, power,
creativity, and desire -

Your Holy Name.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2012 in prayers

 

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Saturday Prayer 8

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. (John 10:14, NIV)

Jesus, You are the good shepherd of the sheep. Thank You that You lead us and speak to us. Thank You that Your voice speaks our names, and that You allow us to know You.

I long to hear Your voice more and more clearly each day. Today, help me to hear You amidst the clamor of voices and sounds around me. Open my ears so that I might more clearly discern what You are saying, and then follow You.

And give me strength, Lord, to truly follow. At times the push and pull of dreams and longings wash over me and pull me off Your pathway. When that happens, Jesus, please correct me and set me back on the path. Help me to work with You and not against You.

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21, NIV)

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in prayers

 

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