I’m Praying For You

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Today I’m praying for you.  I may not know you personally or you may be among my group of besties but I AM PRAYING for you.  Here are the requests I am making before the Throne:

Father in Heaven, grant every man and woman the ability to know You more and more.  Open hearts, minds, and souls to Your incredible love for each of us.  Make us aware that in Your Word we were not only created by You but created in Your image. (Genesis 1:27)

Creator of all that is, was, and is to come, help us know the great value You place in each of us.  Help us understand deeply in every cell of our bodies that You take great joy in Your sons and daughters.  You are the Redeemer of not only our souls, but our lives, our pasts, and our futures.  You see us during our times of deepest fear and greatest joy.  Help us know and understand Your great love for us.  (Psalm 31:7)

Abba, Father, I know You hear each of us.  You hear our praise. You hear our needs. You hear our nearly silent pleas for mercy. You hear us when we regret our sins. You hear us when we have no one but You.  Oh, Lord, hear this prayer.  Grant each of us the ability to totally trust in You. (I Chronicles 5:20)

I lift this prayer before the Throne of Grace, in the Precious Name of Jesus, my Lord, my Provider, my Savior…     Make it so!

This post is linked to Literacy Musing Monday’s.

Father’s Image

I look like my dad.  It’s hard to describe how happy it made me when I was given this picture.  Dad is about six years old here and the child beside him is his twin brother .  I really don’t know why this had such a profound affect on me.  Throughout my life I’ve felt a special connection to him.  (Dad went to be with Jesus several years ago.)  He loved, supported, respected, and cared in ways that only the most special dad’s can.

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These are the character traits I saw in my dad and part of why he was the Best Dad Ever.

He put my mom first.

He loved, respected and supported we three girls.

He was always there for us!

He provided all we needed, even though that meant he might not have the things he wanted.

He saw us as individuals, allowing each of us to have room in his heart but not placing one above the other.

In Romans 8:39 we are told that nothing can separate us from our Father’s love.  I knew this to be true of my ‘daddy’ (I called him that through adulthood.) and it has helped me understand my Abba.

My Father's Eyes by Amy Grant

My Father’s Eyes by Amy Grant

This beautiful song My Father’s Eyes puts words to music.  Click on the picture to listen.

 

 

 

 

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie