Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lenten Prayer # 18 That God Will Be Praised By Those Who Once Were Lost

Isaiah 12:1-3
In that day, you will say:
"I will praise you, LORD.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.

Mark 5:19  Jesus...said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

We pray to you on behalf of those who fear your anger but doubt your love.  We pray for those who are hiding from you, becoming a shadow of what they could be.  Reveal to them the love demonstrated on the cross of Christ.  Find those who are lost and wandering, unsure of their direction, of their source, of their destination.  May the good news of your love and your grace ripple throughout the families and the friendships of our towns and cities.  Give new boldness to those who have walked with you for years, and allow them to tell their stories, once again, with renewed joy.  May your mercy amaze us.  May your love become spectacular, for yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory. Amen

1 comment:

R.A. said...

This one especially blessed me! And I say "AMEN!"