Isaiah 49: 16 And I have written your name on the palms of my hands.

Isaiah 4 0: 11  He will gather the lambs with His arms and carry them close to His heart.

Psalm 42: 1  As the dear panteth for the water, so my soul searcheth after Thee, oh, Lord.   My soul thirsts

for the living God.

Psalm 116: 2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as

long as I live.



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, the very number of hairs on our heads, for forming us in our mother’s womb, for 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.  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’s 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.


You, Lord, are omniscient, omnipresent, all-knowing and all-powerful.  You are majestic in all your ways.  You formed the world- the sea and earth and minute forms of life.  You formed our bodies, soul and spirit.  You, dear Father, know our hearts, our thoughts.  You are always near.  Who is like You, Lord?  No one is like You…and so, we stand in awe of You, our Creator and Redeemer, the Beginning and the End!  We love You for loving us enough to send Your only begotten Son to save this lost world from sin and death – on the cross, dying and from the tomb, resurrected!  We cannot comprehend such love, Lord but we praise You for Your gift to us!  Thank You for Your greatness, Your faithfulness and compassion toward us in these, the last days of this world as we know it.  Thank You for Your gracious love to me and all those who open their hearts to You. We wait for Your glorious return.   In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Again, we come before You, Lord, in our humble way, realizing that You are mighty to protect us and to shield us from harm.  We praise You for Your love and mercy toward us, for the peace You give, that passes all understanding ~ and all You ask is for us to step forward into Your presence, to come before You in prayer, to say, ‘Yes, Lord, You are great  and I am Your child:  thank You for drawing me to Yourself.’  We love You, Lord and we thank You for Your great power and for Your loving-kindness.

Dear Father, thank you for your beautiful promise of protection and nearness.  You are always with us and we thank you for the reality of your presence.  We pray that you will continue to enable us to sense your presence daily in whatever circumstances we may find ourselves, for “in your presence in fullness of joy.”  Shower us with the blessed assurance of your sweet presence on a daily basis and thank you for this blessing.   In Jesus’ name, Amen.


We thank you for another day, Lord…for watching over us through the night.  Thank you that your mercies are from everlasting to everlasting.  Thank you for waiting for us to realize that your love is timeless.   Bring us to a point where we worship before you, confessing our shortcomings and asking for your mercy and compassion that is so freely given, for the asking.  Bring us to that place where we can speak with you freely and eagerly wait for your response.  How comforting to know You are with us and will always be with us… In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Hebrews 4: 15 “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses but was in all point tempted as we are without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace in the time of need.”

PRAYER  IN THANKS FOR ALL THINGS:  Thank You for creating the heavens and earth.  Thank You for creating us in Your image.   The wisdom of Your ways is perfect, dear Father and we thank You for leading us in Your path of righteousness.  We praise You for thinking of us and caring for us and loving us.  Thank you for Your mercy, kindness and grace.  You are all we need!  You are our Awesome God!   In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Hosea 6:2   “As surely as the sun rises, He will appear. He will come to us.”

Bible verses from the NKJ version

© September, 2014 Carol Castagna