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A Prayer For Today

by Bob Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

Our God and Father, you who dwell in the heavens, but also in the earth, and in human hearts open to you, we thank you for this new day which we have never seen before, for its blessings, its challenges, its opportunities, and we ask your presence this day in our world.

  • We ask your presence in the political and military affairs of human beings, that their might be peace and not war, and that the spirit you have brought to earth in your son might prevail.
  • We ask your presence through your spirit in our lives, to enable us to do and be what you desire.
  • We ask your presence in the lives of those who are hurting, in those families which are in disarray, in the broken places of relationships, in the uncertainties of surgeries, in the healing sought in hospitals, and in the darkness of death. May these be aware of your presence. Use us to be representatives of that presence.
  • We ask your presence in our actions, that we might answer the call to serve.
  • We ask your presence through your gospel power to transform lives today, to purify desires, to enable obedience, and to defeat wrong, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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