God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. 6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. 10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
“JEHOVAH-JIREH, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO PROVIDES. As, I begin this prayer rite, I start with your name because, You are the beginning and the end, the alpha and Omega. Be glorified in Jesus Name -amen.”
- My Lord, wash me thoroughly from my iniquity; cleanse me from my sins in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge my transgressions; my sins are always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, purge me of hidden sins and blot out all my iniquities in the name of Jesus.
- “I plead the blood of Jesus over my body, soul and spirit. BLOOD OF JESUS CLEAN ME, refresh me. I want to be loved, desired by ………………..(mention your desire)
- My God, my Maker, I am asking for a companion, a friend, a loved one. 4. I need divine intervention as, I place myself through………. (online, work, school, public place). I want to be attracted to love, in the name of Jesus.
It you have an intolerable physical or emotional issue, ask for help from the appropriate quarters. Do not place yourself in any uncompromising situation for any reason. I am optimistic that, there is someone out there for you. There will be that someone who, will accept you as you are – yes! Such a person will not care if you have all the skeletons in a continent busting loose from your closet. Even if, the skeletons are dancing and screaming to get out, God is merciful and it will be well with you, in the name of Jesus.
On this one occasion, there was a discussion about a widowed elderly lady in their neighborhood. She lived alone and often made constant visits and playing with the children. Everyone laughed about her numerous visits with incongruous remarks. As they finished dinner, the lady was at the door with a home-made apple-pie. Their four-year old son, who was getting ready for bed, hugged her as his mother took the apple-pie to the kitchen. The lady lifted him up lovingly and playfully sang a goodnight song to him. As their son was going upstairs, he turned sadly to their visitor. Suddenly, he said, “I don’t think I will see you again.”
Then he continued in a sincere yet, despondently, “mum and dad are complaining that you need a job to keep you from disturbing us with your visits.” The visit became a crying session for the elderly widow and tons of apologies by every member of the family. She did not come to visit May Day after this incident which worried them. With guilt-ridden consciences they will drive over to see her. They took movies, home meals and invited her weekend shopping. Somehow, they discovered the truth which is, they are now the ones to establish and honor her visit. The woman had proven herself and she has gained her honor by staying in her house until she is invited.
The family would wish she never heard this comment because she was a gunroom lady, loved the children and usually remember birthdays, and give very generous gift. She asked for nothing in return but acceptability from the family. She just wanted to care for others and was lonely. Getting over thirty years of marriage that was suddenly dissolved by death was uphill-battle. They had no children, an issue she thoroughly regrets. Subsequently, both parties worked to repair the relationship. After some guilt-ridden apologies, the family decided to visit the elderly lady. She had not visited in three days, while they miss her presence there was still lingering regrets, as expected. So, by the third day, they decided to visit their elderly friend late in the day. They knocked and called-out her name several times with no answer. (Will conclude in next post).
Find a place and pray these prayer objective – fill in your desire – be strong!
“My God, let me not be put to shame about …………. Remove from me whatever is causing confusion in…………………. let it be cast in the sea of nothingness in the name of Jesus.”
Chapter 1 – The Hidden Burden
Nobody can understand your burden or problem (s). No one can feel exactly how you feel. We exist in a 3-part formation of, spirit, soul and body. So, while the body may show a perfectly controlled countenance, the spirit is crying out for help. Hence, the title: “Lord, hear my cry.”
Your spirit and soul can hear your scream, your mind can be aware that, you seek answers. You feel barricaded with unsettled issues in spite of, your appearance, successes, wealth, expensive house(s), car(s), accessories, etc.
You may be living the American dream, have a perfect marriage, job(s), looks, children but your spirit is crying for help. Everything may appear superb but your spirit is disturbed and tensed. You may be going through a failing marriage, unruly children but you keep-up appearance.
To everyone, family, friends, neighbor, pastor, co-workers, you are the, “perfect-no-enemy-no-qualms.” This is what our society expects. That is okay, you are not alone.