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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why We Stopped Speaking

Friends communicate. Whether frequently or infrequently, friends communicate. If I cease to text, call, or mail you as I once did, then you would logically have to question whether I was ever really your friend. Perhaps I just needed something from you; some gift, some talent, some self affirmation.

I miss hearing from you. Life is so hurried and we are all so busy. May you forgive me if I have ceased to communicate? I renounce now any resentment or feeling of betrayal that may have resulted from the abrupt cutting off of communication. You are a righteous saint of God. He alone is all wise, holy, and the focus of our spiritual disciplines. May the grace of our Lord be with us like a healing stream continuously until the day of the Lord’s return when we shall be perfected in Him. Though I be not worthy of your favor, I desire it. May grace abound. Amen.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Prayer - October 13th, 2009 (Isaiah 35:8)

Lord, I thank you that even though I may be completely unremarkable in every respect in this world, you are always willing to meet me in the secret place and overwhelm me with your glory. Oh Christ my Lord, you ascended to God that you might fill all things, all in all, being the brightness of the glory of the light of the world, and have promised to be a rewarder of them that diligently seek you. If I fail in every other endeavor in this life, there is but one thing I seek first. I beg you never to let the flame of my desire for you wane. You are upholding all things by the Word of your power and even though I, in my often clumsy and imperfect way, may stumble and fall, you assure me that I shall not be utterly cast down. Draw me ever nearer each and every day to the cross where Thou hast died. I pray foremost for more of you and in you I shall hide. I am reaching out for you, my King. I am listening for your whisper, my love. Please keep me on this highway and fill me ever with your Spirit, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer - October 11th, 2009

I give thanks to you, sovereign and preeminent Ancient of Days, for you have bathed my soul in the joyous light of your countenance and set my heart ablaze with such a passionate love for your holiness which so easily eclipses any pleasure of my senses. I pray thee, oh Heavenly Father, that you continue to bind me to the word of your power and never allow me to escape your love. Help me to flee the call of worldly affections so apt to beset at once when I fail to adore you completely. Help me to know you as true love revealed in the perfection of my freedom in Jesus Christ and I pray that thanksgiving and praise will continually serve to mirror your grace oh so obviously in my life. I love you and all that you do, oh wondrous and mercifully creative God, my Lord and lover of my soul. Help me to always blush at the thought of your love for me. Thank you for embracing me eternally and never letting me go. To the three who agree in heaven as one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Help me to continue bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, my Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.