Friday, January 8, 2016

A prayer

A prayer written for the New Year and for our church
 Prayer 2016
Oh Abba Father, Lover of our souls.
You are the originator of life, the light of men.
Come and illuminate the dark places in us and around us.
Lord show us how to surrender our will to you. Surrender the places
Of fear, the places of anger, hopelessness and the deep pockets of sin.
Lord help us hand over the areas ruled by self-righteousness, pride and false religion so that you may have your way.
   Heavenly Father Guide our steps, show us the path to walk this day and the next day. Help us to walk in obedience and though we fall back and fail, remind us again and again that you do not fail.  With each breath, guide us in how to receive and understand your gift of life. The very precious gift of a life found in you.
   You are Father God, Son, and Holy Spirit… The perfect unity. Open our eyes to see the one who divides. Give us wisdom to see where and who the true battle is against. Help us to lay down our personal battles and arm ourselves with your all-encompassing love. May we stop living for our own kingdoms and according to our own ideology and allow your spirit to knit us as one. One body moving together in perfect harmony as a symphony fully in submission to our conductor.
   Let us be a people about your work. The work of remaining in you and loving others through your power and strength.
   Teach us this year where we toil and strive in vain. Teach us to simply be a branch attached to the life giving vine… teach us to abide and remain.
   This year give us a hunger for your word and understanding of your truth. Teach us to wake every day to live in anticipation of your goodness and steadfastness. Show us how you are in our very “now’ moments, working and moving. Help us to push past fear and anxiety so that we can walk our gifting’s. Using our unique talents and voices (both big and little) for your glory.
   Heavenly father teach us that each day can be lived in Joy as we learn to turn and repent. Show us how to die to self and come quickly and humbly back to you. Fill us with a true spirit of humility.
   Teach us in greater measure how to not just receive your grace but how to extend grace and mercy abundantly to those around us. Give us hearts that err on the side of forgiveness. Give us eyes to see and hands that reach out in loving kindness to those suffering.   Suffering loss of loved ones, depression, family trials or suffering with health and financial issues.
      Lord we lift up those struggling with sin and addiction, hopelessness, doubts and fears.
      Lord we lift up our brothers and sisters who are wandering around in pain.
      Dear Jesus release the captives so they may tell of your good news.  We pray for those who do not know you, for the lost and down trodden.
Reveal yourself in a powerful way.  Lord come and comfort, heal, provide and come along side.
Empower, surround and cover your people and Bring Glory to your name.

We ask all of this by the name above all names, the One who was and Is and is to come, Jesus the Messiah, the very Word of life, The Hope of mankind the pure and unblemished lamb.   


  1. You are awesome Dale. I consider you
    My prayer warrior. God's gift to you & us


  2. You are awesome Dale. I consider you
    My prayer warrior. God's gift to you & us