Word of Encouragement (06/06/2022)
Here is a prayer for the coming week:
“MY SOUL yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
“O God, give me today a strong and vivid sense that you are by my side. In a crowd or by myself, in business and leisure, in my sitting down and my rising, may I always be aware of your presence beside me. By your grace, O God, I will go nowhere today where you cannot come, nor seek anyone’s presence that would rob me of yours. By your grace I will let no thought enter my heart that might hinder my closeness with you, nor let any word come from my mouth that is not meant for your ear. So shall my courage be firm and my heart be at peace.
I steadier step
When I recall
That though I slip
Thou dost not fall.
“O Lord, the desired of all nations, in the knowledge of your love and power there is salvation for all the peoples of the earth. Quickly bring the day when everyone shall acknowledge you as Lord over all. Quickly bring the day when our earthly society shall become the kingdom of Christ. Quickly bring the day when your presence and the strong hand of your purpose shall be found not only in the hearts of a few wise and brave people, but throughout the nation, in the corridors of power, in the workshop, office, and marketplace, in the city and in the country. And whatever I myself can do toward the fulfillment of your purpose, give me grace to begin today, through Jesus Christ. Amen.”