Gloria Scott rain photo Jan 17 2013

photo: Gloria Scott

(an acrostic prayer)

Persistent Father, ever-searching God, loving Spirit, we come to bow down and offer praise and thanksgiving to You today.

Engage us in Your worship, Father, as we have come to express our love for You and to experience Your love for us.

Tether us to Your word, O God, as we offer up our petitions to You in prayer, just now.

Interpret to us Your will for us in Your kingdom here on earth as we wait for Your coming again to get us, your children.

Tension us with a sense of urgency concerning Your kingdom coming where we are as we ask for our daily needs as You taught us, Father.

Involve us in the fulfillment of the petitions and prayers that we bring to You, O Lord. Help us to really mean it when we say, “Here am I.”

Overcome the temptations of this world to sin with the power of Your Holy Spirit living here in us as Your kingdom comes.

Nudge us to forgive as You forgive, Father. Help us to be more like You even as we pray to know how.

Save us, Lord! In our brokenness, reach down to make us whole again. Please restore the joy of our salvation as we ask forgiveness in this hour!

We make these petitions in the name of Jesus Christ, as he has instructed us. Amen!

The Path Continues…


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