Monday, May 23, 2005

A Prayer During Revival

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 7:00 PM Revival

We have been challenged during these services to be people who take stock of our lives and who utilize the technology of the Kingdom namely prayer. Last evening we were encouraged and challenged to “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” With this truth before us, let us lift up our hearts and minds to the Lord who hears us, to the Christ who serves us, to the Spirit who resides within us

Father in Heaven, this is a good place, a good land, we live amongst good people. In all that is good we find the display of the your glory, of your goodness. In the listening ear of a friend when we pray we find that you listen even closer. In the delight of fresh fallen snow we sense your delight with your creation, with us. In the midst of busy lives, cramped roadways, rushed papers, nervous doctor visits and ringing cell phones—your peace moves in, sets up a tent and provides us with a place of refuge.
Into your grace we come tonight, into your tent we’ve assembled—the picture that you’ve been painting for us through your servant is that you are waiting for us. As you met with Moses in the tent of meeting, so you wait for us.
So tonight we come
- we come through the blood of Christ Jesus
- we come to listen to you—quiet our racing hearts so that we may hear your still small voice
- we come to bring you the needs of our friends our neighbors, of our neighborhood
- we come to receive from you the burden that we are to carry for our families, our church, our community
- we come with an offering of praise and thanksgiving for what you’ve done, we don’t just pay lip service, we bring what’s of value to us to you, for you have blessed us beyond measure. Bless these gifts and this sacred hour for yours is the glory and honor and power, now and forever and ever. Amen.

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