When we truly face the shape of our hearts, we can be overwhelmed by the lack that we feel. Sinful, weak, and weary are thoughts that easily come to mind as we carry such weights from our days. But we have a Father who loved us so deeply that He sent His Son to be our Savior in those weakest places.
Our Savior felt every weakness we have ever faced, and took them all to the cross for us. In His Resurrection power, He longs to save us and carry us close to His Father’s heart.
What if we pause today and speak out the words that Jesus gave to us? His Words are waiting for us on these days when we have none of our own.
He has taught us to pray.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for teaching us how to pray:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13
Thank You for showing us that we can lift up each need in our lives to You, and You will hear us, Lord. We admit that on some days our needs feel too heavy and too many to even be voiced. Help us to lay them before you, and to receive Your daily bread. Thank You that Your Kingdom will come, and Your perfect will be done in our lives. Help us to trust You, our Holy Lord.
In Your name we pray,
Are you feeling the pain of this month weighing heavy on you? Join me at the Chronic Joy Ministry site, where we are sharing four prayers again this month: One prayer for every week. Allow the words and prayers that our Lord spoke for us to become a prompt on those days when our own words have failed.
Click here to join me for the remainder of this month’s prayers.
And while you are at the website, why not stop at the PrayerPond and leave a prayer request? Chronic Illness can feel so isolating, especially during these days of #quarantine. But we are all included at the Prayer Pond. Every time you pray for a request, click the “I prayed for this” button, and the person who requested prayer will be notified via email that someone just prayed for them.
Every life, every prayer, every breath is heard by our Father.