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Prayer for March 17th

March 17, 2014
ireland
Hello, Friends! Here is the prayer for today…
Our Father,

On this day we call St. Patrick’s Day,  many fail to think about the spiritual things this day represents. Patrick’s life is a symbol of redemption…he is a shining example of how one person truly can change the world.

When Patrick was kidnapped and sold into slavery,  he could have become angry and bitter… but he turned to you and found you in the midst of  his suffering and servitude. He knew that you were with Him. He used the time  spent tending sheep, to fellowship with you and to learn to hear your voice. When the time came, you spoke to Him and showed Him a way of escape. Most people would have fled, and never looked back. But Patrick felt you calling him to go back to spread the gospel message to the very people who enslaved him…he recognized that they were lost in their sin and didn’t know about you. He followed your command to “pray for those who persecute you”. Patrick  didn’t let pain,bitterness or unforgiveness get in the way of His calling… because he was obedient to you, the good news of Jesus was spread through out Ireland.

There are so many lessons we can take from his life, Lord. Please help us to overcome the painful things that hold us back. We know that through you, we are more than conquerors. There are so many of us that deal with things that are unfair, wrong and hurtful….we can let those things define us, or we can let you redeem the tragedies in our lives for our good and your glory.

May we all find healing and courage in you, Lord. May we find holy boldness that allows us to forgive as Christ did. May we allow your love to change us so to the point that we pray for our enemies and those who have hurt us and come against us. May we find the courage to say, “Here I am Lord, use me…let your will, not mine be done.”

Father, our time on this earth is so fleeting, but anything that we do for you, will last and have a ripple effect throughout eternity. As people focus on  leprechaun’s and other symbols of this holiday, may we ponder the deeper truths behind this day. May we weigh them in our heart’s and use Patrick’s example to know that healing is possible… forgiveness is possible…extraordinary things are possible, if we only have faith and trust in you.

Father, please pour your healing balm upon all that are hurting this day. We pray for your blessing and favor to be upon each of your children that are praying this prayer. We ask that you draw us  close to you, Lord. May we hear your voice and fall more in love with you. May trust and faith become what defines us, as we grow and mature in you. Thank you, Lord for your grace and mercy. In the name our Savior, Jesus, we pray. Amen

Blessings be upon you!
In His Love,
Debbie

© Debbie Kay, Hope For The Broken Hearted

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2014 3:40 am

    Reblogged this on Tidbits n Treasures and commented:
    The Story of St. Patrick…

  2. beverlyfacto permalink
    March 17, 2014 3:44 am

    Amen

  3. Rose Daley permalink
    March 17, 2014 7:08 am

    Amen

    Sent from my iPad

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  4. May 4, 2014 4:23 pm

    Debbie, reading this today made me think of a posting I just put up on meekness. If you get a chance, check it out. http://thisprofoundmystery.wordpress.com/

    Mark

    • May 13, 2014 11:58 pm

      Hi, Mark! Thank you for sharing your post. I just had a chance to read it…you did a great job. Boy there was so much great truth and wisdom in what you’ve written…really life changing insights and great spiritual wisdom! I pray the Lord’s blessing on you and your ministry as you continue to encourage, teach and minister to the body of Christ, Mark! In His love and service, Debbie

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