Lord, our hearts are sorrowing, ever sorrowing in these days which seem so dark. You made us to understand the difference between good and evil and to long for the good!–Your good. You are love, not hate. The spirits of death and rage unleashed around the world right now make our hearts ache. And so since we know who You are, we come to You.
We cannot come to terms with how things are right now. We need Your peace within to help us to stay calm in the midst of this great, great storm. Would You come now? Would You fill us with more of You. Great One, who is also Comforter, would You bring that comfort which cannot be explained for it is in the midst of so much horror which is senseless, and help us?
Part of why this hurts so much is that You made us to have compassion—to feel for what others are experiencing. Lord, the immense grief which continues to result from the senseless rage and murder! The rage and murder are momentary, but the effects last for as long as we are on this earth in this hard, temporal life. Lord, we hurt for those who hurt and cry, help them! Help them, Lord!
Lord, dispatch multitudes of angels to protect Your people–those You have created–both those who know You and those who don’t yet. Let the massacres stop.
We know we are not worthy. We understand the ways as humanity we have taken it upon ourselves to decide how life should be lived instead of looking for Your way. Those of us who understand have bowed and kept bowing seeking Your mercy. We know You are merciful. We know we need more of You. We are repenting. We are worshiping. We are praying.
We are praying for the whole world. We are praying for those who are injured, for those newly grieving and for those walking out the long journey of mourning. We are praying for the atmosphere of hate and rage, anger and murder, suicide and death to be replaced by an atmosphere filled more with Your Spirit and way–where we can live side by side and accept one another, leaning on You for whatever transformations You eventually need to make in each of us to help us be more like You.
Your Spirit brings Your power and Your way of love. We have so much to learn. Will You help us? We know this is Your heart. We will continue to repent–turning with intention toward You and calling on Your mercy and asking for Your help.
We will wait in joyful hope and expectant thanksgiving for the outpouring of Your grace and the turning one by one of hearts. We will look to You and You will not fail, to pour out Your comfort, to dispatch angels of protection to push back evil in the spiritual before it manifests so heinously in the natural. We will trust in You as the singular Source for our answers, the power beyond all other powers and the victorious One who never stops working in the hearts of all.
We do not ask You to bring the end to existence here. Instead we call, hurry, Lord Jesus. Send forth Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth–for the great, needed deep healing of hearts and the expansion of Your eternal Kingdom. Your kingdom come. Oh Lord, please Your will be done on earth as in heaven. For You alone are our Father.
We know You hear us. We know You will answer. We are bowed in allegiance to You, united in prayer. Your supreme power and way are our answer. Give us the work of Your hands for today and come Holy Spirit, come with more. You are welcome here! Thank You! In Jesus’ name Amen #prayfortheworld
by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2016
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