Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart;
wait, I say, on the LORD.
- Psalm 27:14
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Let Us Pray 10/03/08
Dear Family, on this new day of grace, I invite you to pray. May the lightness of his gentle grace encourage us all as we are given eyes of faith to see the power by which He makes all things new today. The circumstances of the day may remain as yesterday, but inwardly we experience a lightness in our heart and soul as a result of being assured of being in His Presence today.

KJV Lamentations 3:22-25 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

KJV Psalm 27:13-14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Lord, we would have not known if we would have not heard that you are the Creator of the ends of the earth and that you never faint or tire as we do. How is it that there is no limit to your understanding and that your ways are past finding out? Lord, you give power to the faint and to those who have no strength and are in fact, weak, such as ourselves, you increase strength! How does that work, Lord? How do we go from having no might to increasing in strength? Not even the strength of the youth will avail anything, but You, Lord, through the power of faith renew, rejuvenate, make us alive again, when we wait upon you. It is truly as it is recorded:

Psalm 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

Dear Lord God, cause our eyes of faith to be upon you today as well as during all the days of our lives, so that our strength shall be renewed to the extent that we will live and walk above the challenges and difficulties of life. As you are the center of our lives, may it be the our problems would be seen as periphereal rather than central to our vision of faith, a hope which is focused on and in your Son, Jesus Christ. Cause us to remember that as your children we not only go into, but we also pass through difficulties. Dear Father, isn't it true that trials are like the trains that come through town, we know that they come through, some are short, some are long, but they all pass through town. But dear Father, it is so hard when the noise of the train is rumbling through town for a long time as if it will never pass through.....Cause us to trust, Dear Lord.

Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Lord, it is always through your Word and your Spirit that we are renewed, comforted, directed and encouraged in the midst of the struggles and storms of life. Dear Father, be with each of your children today; with those who are struggling with fear, with those who are struggling with lack of hope, with those who are disappointed with life, with those who are finding it difficult to forgive themselves as well as others, with those who have lost their way but do not as of yet realize it, with those who are grieving, with those who are suffering with pain, with those who are rejoicing in you, and, Lord, with all people everywhere in the world!!

Dear Holy Father, this weekend we have the privilege of having our dear brother, Pastor Rodney Johnson and his wife, Dolly, with us for a series of services. Lord, how we look to you for your blessing upon this time together. May you bring many of us together into the wonderful fellowship of the body of your Son, Jesus Christ, and may we be fed with your living Word so that we will be comforted, encouraged, strengthened, and directed in your wonderful Kingdom in which we have the privilege to be a part of. Bless Pastor Rod in the preparation and delivery of the joy which you have and will be giving him to share with us this weekend. May it all be to your glory and honor and for the edifiying of the body of your Son, Jesus Christ.

In the matchless name of Jesus, we thank you and praise you, Amen

In the name of Jesus, Amen!






Posted on 03 Oct 2008 by Pastor Orval Wirkkala
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