I still have this lingering coughs and when I thought I was ready to go to work last night, last minute, I was dialing the charge nurse's desk and had called in sick despite me not having enough sick time. I was more eager to recuperate than to earn. What good is it to have money and not enjoy the health? The Lord does help us put things into better perspectives. He is the only One Who truly changes our hearts. Not even ourselves can't do that kind of change, to be a better person. Without Him, we are truly nothing.
Lord, today, I want to talk to You. And to write my prayers down as a way of making others see Your love, Your grace. Please use me Lord and may many more turn to You because I know that You want all of us to be saved. May the people who will happen to peek at this site and at my other brothers and sisters' [in Your Holy Name] blogs discover the invitation You have been extending all along - Your gift of salvation.
Lord, please forgive all of our sins. Please help us learn to walk in Your righteousness. Thank You for Your unfailing love and mercy, Your gift of salvation ["To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace"-Ephesians 1:6,7].
Please grant us the true peace that only comes from You. Help us learn not to worry in our everyday struggles, knowing that You truly care for us and You're always there for us. ["Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you" -1Peter 5:7]. ["Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body and be thankful." -Colossians 3:15].
Lord, help us at times of temptations. Keep us away from evil thoughts, so that we may not say evil words and not do evil things. ["Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you."-James 4:7].
At times, we want to explode and feel so angry because of any circumstances that make us feel that way. Remind us that You, Yourself, is slow to anger, for angry feelings lead to foolish thoughts and actions. ["Cease from anger and forsake wrath; do not fret-it only causes harm."-Psalm 37:8].
When we feel afraid in any situation, calm us Lord and take away our fears, for we know that fear does not come from You. ["In God, I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" -Psalm56:11]. ["The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident." -Psalm 27:1,3].
Forgive us at times that we forget You, when we are caught up with our own worldly happiness and think that it will never end. We forget to thank You for the blessings that You always give us, out of Your mercy and love. ["If we had forgotten the Name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a foreign god, would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart." -Psalm 44:20,21].
Please comfort us in times of loneliness, when we remember those loved ones who had passed away. ["God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." -Revelations 21:4].
Thank You Lord. Thank You for Your kindness. Thank You for Your unconditional love, Your gift of salvation. Thank You for dying on the cross. Because of Your death, we live when we choose to believe in what You had done. Thank You for Your friendship. Thank You for always believing in me, despite my weaknesses, it's Your grace that always sustain me. I love You Lord. In Jesus' Name. Amen....