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Prayer for January 8th

January 8, 2014

north sea

Hello, Friends! Here is the prayer for today…

Dear Lord,

As we come together today, there are many that are facing a defining, “Peter” moment in their walks with you. Many are in the midst of storm laden seas. Some are being battered and bruised by unrelenting trials, others are being overtaken by grief that keeps them just “holding on”. Some are afraid of what the future holds…unsure of how they are going to survive the beating they are taking…they can’t see the shore or calm seas from where they are at and they don’t feel like they can hold on any longer. Fear and anxiety grip their hearts and no matter how much they pray, they keep ending up in the same place with their vision impaired, their stomach in knots and seemingly without hope…

Lord, the story of Peter walking on the water to you, was one of the greatest visual lessons we’ve been given on how to deal with trials and traumas that come into our lives. Peter had great faith at the moment he asked to come to you…he knew the waves were turbulent …Peter knew what he was asking was humanly impossible…but He had learned first hand, that what is impossible with men, is possible with you. Peter knew you were his protector…he knew you would not let anything happen to him…Peter knew that even the winds and waves obey you…so he took that step of faith…and he did what no other man had done…he followed your example and he walked on the water. He defied the waves that threatened to pull him under…Peter did what he could not do with his own strength or power, by looking intently into your eyes…he experienced first hand, how “the things of earth grow strangely dim, in the light of your glory and grace”. He forgot where he was. He forgot what was happening around him. He forgot his fear. He forgot that what he was doing should not be possible… he felt your perfect peace in the midst of a turbulent storm…until he took his eyes from you…where faith had guided him a moment before, fear engulfed him…he started to sink and panic… and then he forgot what he had done only seconds before through your power and strength.

Lord, many are standing at the side of a figurative boat now and you have your hand extended…you are saying to them, “trust me”… You want to show them great and marvelous things that they can’t imagine…you want to show your power in their weakness and show yourself as the God of the impossible in their lives…to show that you have control of everything and we can do all things through you…

Lord, may each person find your courage to step out of their boats…may they take that huge step of faith that will allow them to know you in ways they have never known before…may they find your peace and your comfort as they focus on you and not the storms around them. May they overcome their fears with faith and find safety and rest in your arms as you protect them and guide them to still waters.

Lord, we ask that you bind the enemy. We ask that you make us spiritually strong. We ask for the courage to overcome the things that are holding us back and keeping us from moving forward in our lives. You have so many blessings in store for us…so much you want to teach us and so much you want to help us overcome, but we find it hard to let go of the known for the unknown…we find it hard to see past what is right in front of us. Lord, we long to be set free…help our faith, Lord, so we might receive all you have for us. Please go before us and help us overcome through you. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Praying that you will experience His power and grace like never before!

In His love,

©Debbie Kay, Hope For The Broken Hearted

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