Daily Devotional – 5/1/12 “Tuesday Prayer when all you have is despair”

“Our Father whose in Heaven, hallowed will be your name, may your kingdom come and your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Lord, I come before your throne this morning to first thank you. I must thank you for sight, hearing, feeling, touching and tasting. Lord, I thank you for blessing my hands so that I can work, I thank you for blessing my feet so that I can walk the right path, I thank you for blessing my mind to know the difference between right and wrong, I thank you for blessing my heart so that I can love, my tongue so that I may speak life and my ears so that I can hear when you’re speaking.

Lord, I must thank you for giving me skin that heals when folk stab me in the back and when I have to spend more time on my knees praying. I thank you for the tears on days when folk do me wrong; I thank you for the comfort you give when I feel so all alone, for the help when I feel helpless and for hope when I feel hopeless. I thank you for strong shoulders to endure life’s troubles and hardships and for strong legs and arms to carry the heavy burdens that life gives.

Lord, I thank you for allowing me to be a vessel of your word even when I’m not perfect, you still use me for your good because you know my worthiness. I’m grateful for the path you’ve placed me on and I’m even more grateful for the forgiveness you give me when I sometimes stumble. Thank you for being a light in my dark places and my GPS when I’m lost. I thank you for my family, friends and even for my enemies who you use as my footstool to elevate me higher.

Now, Lord I ask that you bless the person reading this. Let them know that you’re comfort when they’re grieving, a tear wiper when they’re crying, a deliverer through trials, a company keeper in their lonely hour, a sleeping pill when they’re tossing and turning, a healer when they’re sick, hope when doors are being closed, a guide when they can’t see their way, help when their back is against the wall, a bill extender when money is low, medicine when they can’t afford it, an umbrella when their storms rage, a fence of protection from their enemies, understanding when there isn’t any and joy when the world has taken all they have.

Lord, I don’t know the needs of all those reading this but you do so I ask, if it’s in your will, to stop by and grant the needs that are being whispered this morning. Enlarge territories, break down walls and remove the stumbling blocks that have been placed in their path. Lord, I know that you’re able and I believe that you will. Bless and continue to watch over the children that are growing up in this mean world. Lord they are facing issues and tragedy every day at the hands of folks who are supposed to love them and take care of them, they are struggling to survive when they should be taken care of, hungry when they should be eating, walking the streets when they should be at school and working the streets when they should be asleep.

Lord, I’m asking you to bind peer pressure, bullying, sex, teenage pregnancy and thoughts of suicide. Protect them now God from the hands of the men and women who wish to do them harm, crown their heads with the wisdom and the knowledge to know when to say no and to turn away when they want to say yes. Lord, do it now. Whisper to the children now oh Lord and let them know that you’re a prayer away. Remove the anger from the hearts and tongues of those who need love but don’t have it and renew in your children the right spirit to be healed from whatever addiction, sickness or disease that’s attacking their bodies now. Heal and deliver on today Lord.

Set free whoever is in bondage or in an abusive relationship. Raise up those who have fallen and don’t think they can get up. Feed those who are hungry, clothed those who are cold, cover those who are sleeping outside and release those who are fighting a war within their own mind. Lord, we need you down here and we can’t get along without you. Don’t leave us in the midst of our trials but come in and sup with us. And when you close our eyes on this side, our work down here is done and cross has been carried, let us rest in peaceful sleep until the day you return for us. Do these things for your child now as I humbly submit this prayer to you because it’s in your name I pray.”

Amen

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