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Monday, March 2, 2009

HE NEVER SLEEPS

"...casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 
1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV)

"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully." 1 Peter 5:7 (Amplified)



When you've prayed every prayer that you know how to pray.
Just remember the Lord will hear and the answer is on it's way.

Our God is able.
He is mighty.
He is faithful.

And He never sleeps, He never slumbers.
He never tires of hearing our prayer.
When we are weak He becomes stronger.
So rest in His love and cast all of your cares on Him.

Do you feel that the Lord has forgotten your need.
Just remember that God is always working in ways you cannot see.

Our God is able.
He is mighty.
He is faithful.

12 comments:

Peggy said...

Yes O Lord...You are able! More than able! And I give You all my thanks & praise for all that You are and all that You've done & do!

You never slumber! You are there 24/7 and I'm so thankful to always find You available & I never get a busy signal, answering machine or oops, lost server! You are an awesome, Almighty, faithful Lord & King!

I thank You for this encouraging song and verse from Your Word!
Thank You for the many times I find myself weak or unable, I can rest in Your truths that I can do all things through Christ (You) who gives me strength. You fill me with JOY & You give me REST!

Lord, I know that there are many prayer needs among my blogging friends and I lift them to You, for You have not forgotten not one of them. You can make a way and You will in ways we may not yet see.
We trust in You & cast all our cares upon You! Thank You for caring for Denise, Beth, Kathy and each person that comes & seeks You here at the Lighthouse! We leave them in Your more than capable hands to hold & care for! Bless You & all praise to You, all Glory & honor now & forevermore! Thank You!

Thank You that You do not become weary or tired & that Your understanding is inscrutable!
Praise to You, the Everlasting God, Our Lord & Creator of us and of the ends of the earth! Help us to cover the earth with Your glory & forgive us for our failures in this! Be with us tonight and the days ahead! Give us safe rest in You and surround us with Your hedge of protection & safe travel & mercies! You are a Powerful & Glorious Lord & Savior!Praise You!

sailorcross said...

My Father,

I am calling out to you in behalf of a friend. I cannot say her name, but You know who I have in my heart.

Caught in an abusive relationship for many years, she has decided to take steps toward protecting herself. She is going to court today, my Father, and she has asked me to pray for her. She is confused about where to turn next, and I join her in praying for Your Will in this situation--resolution and healing of this relationship is in her heart and mind.

I ask that as she goes to court today that she be aware of You by her side, holding her tightly as she makes her case before the judge for protection and for her home which she may have to leave.

I know, Lord, that You will continue to provide for her as You always have. Provide peace of mind for my friend above anything else in this situation. Help her to realize that she needs to take small steps, one foot in front of the other, and that You will be there and guide her every step of the way.

I join my friend in praying for Your Will and Your Will alone in this situation. Whatever that may be, she will stand by this and work her way through with You by her side.

In Jesus' name I pray,

Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, please be with Beths friend as she goes to court today. Take her hand, and lead her through this process. Give her love, peace, and protection. I love You Father. Amen

Peggy said...

Jesus...Rabbi...Great One...My Master, My teacher...Thank You for the many great teachings You give us through Your parables. Give me a greater hunger to understand & practice my faith.

Thank You for the ways You continue to reveal Yourself to me & others in Your Word!

Thank You for opening my eyes and showing me clearly my need for grace!

Thank You for the tender way You teach me and have taught me to let go of "things" from my past &
move forward in life with my eyes focused on you & not the circumstances of my life.

Thank You for using each situation, good & bad, to prune & graft me, to abide in You, the True Vine & Branch to the Father! You quench my thirst daily in Your Word!

I'm thankful that You care so much for me to carry me through the difficult moments & constantly protect me & keep me from harm.
I cast my cares for this day on You once more! I know You are doing a complete work in me and around me.
I know when I am weak, You are strong. Help me to rely on You & use Your wisdom in fighting the enemy & any darts from the evil one. You are ABLE! You are Mighty.
Teach me & help me with this Proverb:"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Teach me to be gentle! Remove any stored up anger or hardness or harshness in me or in my heart! Do not allow anything not of You to take root in me! Uproot the weeds! Help me to grow from healthy roots established in You & grounded in Your Word! Thank You!

I am learning so much by praying in Your Name and through scripture! May Your Word become rooted in me & always there ready to be seeded & watered & nourished to bring forth good fruit! I give You all glory, honor & praise!

I stand with my sisters in this prayer need of Your hand on this sweet person & her situation, for Your resolution, Your Protection,
Your direction, Your peace, Your rescue from this endless cycle...
may all be receptive & wise to getting the help needed, covering her with Your Love, and helping her with each step. Put a hedge of protection around her, guard her, keep her safe, bring healing & stop all abuse from entering her surroundings! Provide help to the abuser, who needs to break the chains of this vicious cycle & trap
for this unhealthy relationship. Bring her into a safe haven of rest & breaking free. May Your will be done for all involved! Save victims of abuse, O Lord...we cast this on You, meaning me trust You to bring
deliverance from all harm & evil!
Thank You Lord, that YOU do care for each of us as we cast the whole of our care (all anxieties, all worries, all fears, all concerns, once & for all, on YOU!)
Thank You that You care affectionately & WATCHfully according to Your Word in 1 Peter 5

Anonymous said...

Scriptures to pray for ABUSE and a prayer:

Psalms 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 40:29-31
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength…Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 54:14, 15
In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.

Isaiah 61:3
…To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted and bind their wounds. I ask you to give me strength and hope, beauty for ashes, and joy for mourning. Lord, I ask you to heal me from all past abuse and protect me from
future abuse. Help me to forgive everyone who has hurt me in any way, in Jesus' name.

Denise said...

Dear Lord, please be with my dad, he is having eye surgery today. Guide the surgeons hands, keep my dad safe. Please lay healing hands upon my father in-law, remove his bells palsy from him. Please let my lab results come back normal. Thank You Lord. Amen

Peggy said...

Dear Heavenly Father, Wrap Your loving arms around my sweet sister Denise and bring her back results that are normal. We commit her perfect health and restoration of every aspect of her health to Your Divine healing! Assure Denise that she is stronger in You & Your strength! We cast all these medical situations into Your Healing and Wise hands! Bring healing to her father-in-law! May her father be in surgical hands guided by Your hands & perfect plan & wisdom for this eye surgery, be with him & grant him Your complete safety & healing!
You are their Great Physician & Surgeon and we trust You & Your Word! Thank You for knowing their every need before we ask. Allow Denise to rest in You as she trusts You! You are always working even in ways we may not see but we will give You the Glory, and praise You for Your healing power & the stripes that heal each loved one in Jesus precious Name! Thank You Lord for Denise! Thank You for her love for You! Thank You for continuing to answer her prayers! Give her more chances to rejoice in You! I will rejoice & be glad along with for Denise each victory! Praise You!

sailorcross said...

Abba,

I come here this morning to start my day with You. So much turmoil this week, so many negative thoughts bombarding me from the past.

And I have been dwelling on them instead of Your wonderful promises to me, instead of Your awesome faithfulness to me.

I have been listening to the enemy, Lord, and I ask You to forgive me. Please, Lord, replace these negative thoughts and doubts with Your Words, Your promises to me.

You have already proven Your faithfulness to me time and time again. I do not doubt my faith, but You know that when the past comes crowding in from other sources how easy it is for me to slip and fall.

Pick me up and carry me--I cry to You--carry me through this.

I lift my son, Andrew, to You today. So many hurts from the past--things that he feels do not affect him, do not bother him. And these things come out in inappropriate ways and then, in turn, bring me down.

I ask You, my God, my Father, to bring my son to You so that he may have Your healing presence in His life and be able to let go of the past. Until he knows You, Lord, these things will continue to rule his life, rule his future. He will be haunted by them forever.

I ask You to forgive me for any part I may have played in all of this for I know that I am not totally innocent of wrongdoing during my son's upbringing. I ask that You forgive me and help my son to understand what conflicts and turmoils I also was living through, and that I did that best I could under the circumstances I was given. Help me to help him! Show me the way, God!

I know that Andrew loves me, Lord--I KNOW THIS. Please help me to realize and understand that YOU love him more than I do and that YOU will see both he and I through this time.

I love you, My Father, and I ask that You bring Your blessings upon my own son.

In Your Son's Name, I pray,

Amen

Angela said...

O Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Psalm 3:1



How long, Oh Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? Psalm 13:1



How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Psalm 13:2



I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away with me. Psalm 22:14



Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Psalm 25:16



The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. Psalm 25:17



Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. Psalm 25:18



See how my enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate me! Psalm 25:19



I am feeble and utterly crushed; I grown in anguish of heart. Psalm 38:8



Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. Psalm 41:9



My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. I said, "Oh that I had wings of a dove!I would fly away and be at rest - I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I would hurry to my place of shelter far from the tempest and storm. Psalm 55:4-8


Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for how we can come to it and weep, pouring out our pain through these words that we find in Your Word, words that we have made our own.

We will rest in You Father God. For our help truly comes from You and NOT of man. You NEVER let us down. Forgive us Father God for the times we doubt, for the times we worry, for the times we run ahead, for the times we are filled with anxiety. Cleanse us Father God from all unrighteousness for Your Son's Name Sake. You WILL not let us stay in this pit. You, who began this good work in us, will see us through to the other side. You have brought us this far, forgive us for believing You will leave us here..Oh come Father God,,we pray that Christ will increase within us and we decrease. More of Him and less of us. Jesus, heal us and we will be healed. Save us Jesus,,bring upon us the burden removing, yoke destroying power of Your salvation upon our lives and give us the courage, the strength, the boldness to walk in it and REFUSE to accept anything less than God's best..Come Jesus, reign in our lives...Make us fearless before our enemies through Your anointing..amen amen amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, please lead Beths precious son Andrew to Your side. He needs You, but he refuses to see that. Open his eyes to all that You are. Amen

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, I love You so very much. I need Your comfort tonight, my heart is very heavy. I saw someone I love more than my life, turn into someone I do not know. It really scared me, and broke my heart. I lift this person up to You Father. Amen

Peggy said...

Almighty Heavenly Father, Be with Denise! Bring her comfort & Your peace! Restore her heavy heart to
one filled with You & Your goodness.

We commit this other person she loves so dearly to You! Change this other person & bring them to repentance or change, turn them back to whom You created them to be. May this person apologize to Denise and realize their upsetting behavior/reaction was not of You.

Remove all fear from Denise as she casts her fear on You & gives this person to You to transform with Your mercies & grace! Bring Denise security! Mend her broken heart in Jesus Name I pray! Pour into Denise with Your Love & forgiveness for this person!

Help her remember that You have not given Denise a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and love. Take away what every caused this ugliness to rear its head at this time. Bring soothing, calm waters over Denise & give her rest in You!
Denise & I love You so much LORD!
Hear our prayers for this person.
Thank You for holding Denise securely in Your arms. Protect her from all harm in Jesus Name!

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PRAYER for Our Nation

This was shared in an email from the Presidential Prayer Team:

Declaration of Independence Signer

Samuel Chase
George Washington (1732-1799), 1st President of the United States

"Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." --

This prayer of George Washington appears in St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.

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