Sunday Prayer – March 16, 2014

by: Larry Davies | Mar 15, 2014

Sunday Prayer- March 16, 2014

Dear God,

Enlighten what’s dark in me…

Strengthen what’s weak in me…

Mend what’s broken in me…

Bind what’s bruised in me…

Heal what’s sick in me…

And lastly…

Revive whatever peace and love has died in me…

Amen.          (Copied)

 

This was the prayer I used throughout the week. I prayed that God would enlighten me, strengthen me and guide me for the benefit of God’s kingdom.

Ken Jackson

This week, I also found out about Rev. Ken Jackson’s passing. Ken was a friend and mentor for me. He was one of the first person’s I called when asked to become DS and he met me in Richmond within a few days to help prepare me. On the Lynchburg District he was known as a powerful preacher with a true pastors heart. In the midst of heavy DS responsibilities in Northern Virginia and fighting his illness, he still made time to take in a  homeless person for a few months and took care of her and helped her find a place to live. Rev. Ken Jackson was an incredible witness for Jesus Christ.

 

I found this challenging statement by Bishop Job and thought of Ken. “Be bold enough to ask God to transform your own life and invest your life as leaven to transform the world where you are. Begin every day in seeking God’s direction and companionship and end every day in offering anew all you have done and all that you are to the One who gives you life.”  – Reuben P. Job

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Waiting, Trusting and Hoping are intricately connected like golden strands interwoven to form a strong chain. Trusting is the central strand, because it is the response fro My children that I desire most. Waiting and hoping embellish the central strand and strengthen the chain that connects you to me. Waiting for Me to work, with your eyes on Me is evidence that you really do trust Me. If you mouth the words, “I trust you” while anxiously trying to make things go your way, your words ring hollow. Hoping is future-directed, connecting you to your inheritance in heaven. However, the benefits of hope fall fully on you in the present. Because you are Mine, you don’t just pass time in your waiting. You can wait expectantly, in hopeful trust. Keep your “antennae” out to pick up even the faintest glimmer of My presence.     — Jesus Calling

 

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”  – John 14:1

 

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.  – Psalm 27:14


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