PRAYER FOR GOD’S PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES (excerpt from Prayer, Part i)
We come to you with open hearts waiting, to receive your abundant blessing. Fill us with your awesome presence…let us know that you have come to us, where we are, in our brokenness, in our loneliness. Let us feel you near. Make us whole and joyful in your presence. Inhabit your people. Truly, Dear Lord, we are your people and we love You for loving us, for welcoming us as your sons and daughters, for knowing us intimately; knowing the very number of hairs on our heads, forming us in our mother’s womb, preparing a place for us in heaven with you. Thank you for the blessed assurance of your sweet presence by the whisper of your name. Thank you for giving us your Holy Spirit to comfort us in times of despair; for lifting us high to be able to withstand adversity. Be our voice when we are without words…Be our everything for we are lost without You. Thank you that You are but a prayer away. We praise You for Your love and grace and faithfulness.
In Jesus’ holy name, we pray, Amen.
Romans 8: 4
…the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Carol Ann Castagna