Dear Precious Friends,
As we embrace the gift of a new day, and all that is happening in our world, we go right to our Lord and thank Him for a new day and stand in the promises He gives us. We continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and stand together in prayer for peace & stopping of this war. May we all stop and pray,
Praying without ceasing:
We pray today for the Ukrainian people and ask for Your intervention, for protection and that there would be peace. We pray for restoration and renewed hope. We pray for the families, especially, the children living through the horrors of war and all the upheaval and tribulation it brings. Lord, Jesus You said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you” (John 14:27). We join our prayers to those of the people of Ukraine, who look to the heavens for peace and protection during this time of violence and oppression. And we ask for your mercy, that it may change the hearts and minds of those who have chosen the path of destruction. And together with them, we pray “for the peace of the whole world…for every city and land, for our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger and necessity. And Lord we pray for a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit through this difficult time that many people who do not know You that their hearts will be open and they will cry out to You and receive You as their Lord and Savior. As It's time for we the people of God to cry out to the Lord to pour out His Spirit. As we declare 2 Chronicles 7:14 all over this world. "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." In Jesus' mighty name we pray. Amen and Amen!
As we go about our new week with Lent starting this week, we are reminded of God's promises more than ever. When we have the word of God inside us, we can resist the enemy and stand firm in truth.
We all live with stress. There is pressure from all sides, how do we get any relief? Where can we go to get help? Paul knew. He wrote, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles." Paul knew about God's compassion. He also knew God's comfort. When we go through difficult times we need to rely on the love of God to sustain and comfort us. Only His love could reach the deepest part of us that was hurting. We will feel His gentle arms carry us and cradle us in our difficult times. During these difficult times in our lives, we receive a deeper understanding of God as the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles. When we need comfort most, God is faithful to be there.
Yes there are seasons of devastation that we all go through where we are in desperate need of our Heavenly Father’s love and comfort. Let Him carry you through these seasons in our lives. We were never meant to shoulder these burdens on your own. God wants to comfort us with His tender love, so that we might be able to pass on the comfort that we have received to others when they need His love. If we are feeling troubled today, we must Come next to God, let Him comfort you. If we are weary and don't know what to do? Move toward God, lean upon Him, let Him wrap us in His arms. He will comfort us. If we are at the end of ourselves, too frozen to move, we must turn our head in His direction, whisper our thoughts, He will hear you. He is the merciful Father and the source of all comfort. Today, come next to Him and be comforted.
Have a blessed day and may we as the family of God, stand in His promises and every time fear comes, pray for peace, protection of God's people, stopping of war and walk by faith.