Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

Archive for February, 2015

A Plea for Courage!

Father please listen to my request. My heart and mind are troubled. You will keep me in perfect peace if I trust in you, and fix my thoughts on you! I hear the voices of my enemies and allow men to intimidate me. My heart is racing fast and I am afraid of those who can kill the body. I am trembling with fear. I am completely terrified. I do not want to live in fear and you are my only hope of peace and courage. If I had the wings of a dove, I would fly away to some peaceful place where I felt safe. I would get out of the storm if I only had the means to do so. Since I cannot run from my problems, I need to face them but I lack the courage to do so, therefore I come to You and ask You to give me courage and strength to face the storm. Lord Jesus, You walked into Jerusalem and faced Your enemies. You were not afraid. With courage you faced them and confronted them with truth. You even prayed for them when they mistreated You. Father it is hard for us to face our enemies, let alone love them. Father we do not see things clearly. Truly, You are the only one who knows our real enemies. We know that Satan opposes us; we know that the world opposes us; we know that our own flesh will betray us and yea, sometimes our friends will turn on us. We live in the sanctuary of Your presence. We take refuge under the shadow of your wing. You are our protection. If it were not for YOU our enemies would consume us. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Thank You for loving and caring for us. Thank you for sanctuary and protection. In Jesus name, I pray.

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Baccalaureate Prayer 1997

We ask not for prestige or even worldly gain,

Nor do we ask that you achieve greatness or fame;

But our utmost desire is for the Savior to live in your heart,

For you to know intimately the friend who will never depart.

He will faithfully guide you, showing you the way,

He will walk beside you each and every day.

We pray that you obey Him and seek His face,

That you know His sweet peace and rely on His grace.

Knowledge means nothing if you do not know Christ the LORD,

It is the only life quest that has an eternal reward.

Prayer From The Song Of Moses

O LORD God Almighty, great and marvelous are the works of your hand; Your power is amazing. You are just and true in all Your ways…You are Holy, Holy, Holy. You are the exalted One, high and lifted up; no one is above you and everything that is above us is underneath Your feet. You are the Ruler of nations. Those who do not fear You are fools. We stand in awe and glorify Your name, for You alone are holy. The day is coming when all nations will confess that Jesus Christ is LORD and they will do it for Your glory. In the end, Your righteousness will be revealed and all men will see your infinite goodness. Blessed are those who see it now.

 

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