Journaling with Prayer January 4, 2024 - February 8, 2024 Take my free 6-week class online!
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Prayer: Heavenly Father, when I am at peace with calm and thanksgiving in my heart, I pray the Lord’s Prayer. When asked to pray aloud, I often use the Acronym A.C.T.S. for adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication. Today, my heart is heavy as we’ve been praying for our country’s leaders, increasing crime and violence, and the spirit of anger and vengeance that we feel for one reason or another. More than one mass shooting per day has occurred in 2021. There were 148 shootings where four or more people died. We pray for the lives lost in senseless killings. In Minneapolis, the murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury yesterday. We pray for peace, calm, and justice. Dear God, we continue to ask, how shall we pray? In these times, we don’t even understand what our secret hopes are. Yet, we believe You know our hearts. We ask You to hear our prayers and guide us. We search for wisdom, love, and compassion for others outside our circle of family and friends. Please help us. The deepest desires of our hearts are hidden, but we believe in You. We continue to ask for an end to the pandemic and civility among all peoples in our country. Come quickly, Lord. Let Thy will be done. Amen.
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Prayer: Heavenly Father, we continue to call on You for a fair election, with no need for lawyers to question the outcome. We pray that You have input into the selection of the president and other officials. We ask that You steer all US citizens toward peace and acceptance as we look to You and see Your Will being done. Bless this nation. Amen.
Prayer: Our beloved Savior, you are our ultimate helper when we are sad, in need, stressed, or overly exuberant. You quell our fears. Stay close to us and hold our hands tightly so they won't slip away from you.We pray for your help in dealing with the coronavirus, calming the fires, and guiding the leaders of our nation. Please help us. Thank You for helping us get through each day, no matter what comes. Amen.
Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
Prayer: Judge of the Nations, we have let many opportunities pass by because we were not focused on You. Help us to be careful as we try to search for more opportunities amid the pandemic. We pray for restoration from this coronavirus and wisdom for the leaders of our nation. Please render us an understanding of Your will. Thank You for helping us get through each day that is filled with natural fires and ongoing protests, both that kill and destroy. Amen.