Friday, March 16, 2012

It is Good to Give Thanks to the Lord

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, 
to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, 
and Your faithfulness by night,
To the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work;
at the works of Your hands I sing for joy.
                                      Psalm 92:1-4

You have made me glad by Your work, O Lord.  I do thank You for Your loving care for me and all You have made.

I will trust You with L.  I pray for her that You would draw her heart into fellowship with You.  Fill her with a desire to know You and to walk with You day by day, moment by moment.  Fill her heart with a desire for You that supersedes her desire for attention from boys.  Draw her inexorably to Yourself, Lord.  Break through her resistance to be open emotionally and spiritually, and fill her with a desire to know You and proclaim Your glory.  Protect her from danger, especially the danger of casual flirtations.  Help her to believe what T and I tell her about preserving her heart for the one You have chosen for her.  I pray that You would bring her a godly young man who would fall head-over-heels in love with her, even early in her life.  I pray for her future marriage, that it would be strong, full of You and Your strength, and a glory to You.  Bring the right young man to her.  Protect her in the meantime, I pray.

And I pray for R.  O Lord, bring him healing.  Allow him to be relieved of the burden of not being able to concentrate.  Give the doctor wisdom in choosing the right medication, even on the first try.  Let R find some relief and help him improve his grades.  Heal him in his heart too.  Draw him also into close fellowship with You.  Fill him with a desire to know You that overwhelms him.

D and B too.  all this.  Draw them inexorably into Your presence, into Your love, into fellowship with you.  Use them for Your kingdom.  Make their desire be You and only You.  And bring them Godly spouses.

I praise You, Lord, that You are faithful.  You call me to pray that Your will be done, and Your will cannot be thwarted.  Your power is unstoppable.  Be with these children of mine.  Make them all Yours.  Let Your love and power permeate their lives.  Let Your glory shine forth through them, that the world may know of Your greatness and Your love.  Amen.

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