Prayers for Syria

Abba Father,

Chemical attacks – images of children, women and men gasping for air in Syria. It’s been haunting me since I saw the video. Lord I pray you will be with those who have been exposed to the chemicals. Lord I pray you will continue to give strength to the relief and medical workers trying to provide care. Lord I pray you will increase the capacity of their lungs. Lord I pray you will give them wisdom on how they can save people.  Lord I pray you will be with all the workers and citizens who are moving the dead bodies. Lord I pray for survivors who are grieving the loss of more family and friends. Lord I pray you will give them peaceful sleep free of nightmares.

Lord it’s been wave after wave of attacks in Syria. Lord they are living in fear and violence. Lord they have no hope. Lord I pray you will be their comforter. Lord I pray for those who are resettled in different lands that you will be with them as well. Lord it was hard for me to watch, so I can’t imagine how hard it would be for someone to watch their homeland and citizens being destroyed. Lord be their source of hope. Lord please speak directly to their heart. Surround them in your love.

Lord I ask all of this in the name of Jesus – AMEN

A New Home

Heavenly Father,

Thank you Lord for my new home. Lord thank you for closing one door to one basement apartment I thought was my future home, only to bless me with a place double the size for the same price. GO JESUS GO! Searching for an apartment can be draining but I’m so happy with your gift to me. Lord thank you that I will be closer to my job. Thank you Father for the shorter commute. Lord thank you for all of my helpers this weekend. It was a lot of work climbing up and down the stairs but it was so worth it. My muscles are hurting, my feet would like not to take another step but my heart is filled with joy for a new beginning. THANK YOU ABBA!

Lord I pray you will bless my landlord and her family. Lord I pray you will bless all the prayer warriors who were circling my desire to relocate to a new home closer to work. Lord I pray you will bless all the folks that helped me move my stuff out of storage and my apartment. Lord thank you for making the rain stop when it came time to move all my items in my new space. Thank you for shifting the clouds so we could stay dry. It has been a long weekend but I truly feel blessed as I lay my head on the pillow at tonight.  I’m looking forward to my short commute to work tomorrow.

I lift up my prayer of thanks in the name of Jesus – AMEN

Job Hunters

Heavenly Father,

JOB HUNT – Lord a few friends and I are looking for new jobs. We are searching for jobs that match up with our passions and keeps us excited to go to work each day. Lord in the DC area, jobs are extremely competitive which makes it seem like mission impossible to get your ideal job. Lord then we settle for something that is not our dream job but something that pays the bills. Lord I pray you will guide and direct us to the right job. Lord I pray we will only apply for jobs that we see ourselves actually doing. Lord I pray we will not allow fear to write our story. Lord I pray we will remember that you are our providers and you will make a way. Lord I pray we will keeps our eyes on you and not our circumstances.

Lord my friends and I have talents and gifts  in a variety of fields. Lord I pray you direct each of us to jobs that will grow us professionally. Lord I pray we will enter into the process with open hands. Lord I pray we will walk into interviews with boldness and confidence. Lord I pray we will not believe the lies that say we are unworthy and not capable of doing the job. Lord I pray we will see our value and will speak of our skills with assurance that we can do the job. Lord I pray the rejection letters we may receive, Lord I pray we will not take it personal but will keep moving forward with the job search. Continue to guide our steps. I ask all of this in the name of Jesus – AMEN

 

Prayer for DC Missing Children

Abba Father,

More and more children are coming up missing in the DC area. Lord it grieves my heart for the families and our community. Lord the horror of being taken from all that you know by evil people. Lord comfort their hearts and bring them home. Lord give the police officers wisdom on where to locate each child. Lord comfort the parents and family members who grappling with this nightmare. Lord I pray each child will be found. Lord I pray it will be a speedy process. Lord I pray for the children who have been taken over several state lines, I pray Lord for each child’s freedom.  Lord I ask that you will intervene to assist the police in finding the children. Lord there is a trend of missing children are sold into sex trafficking. Lord I boldly ask that you change the heart of the perpetrator to free the children. Lord I pray for healing over the trauma the children are experiencing. Lord we lift up this lament prayer in the name of Jesus – AMEN

Political FOMO

Abba Father,

Lord I am convinced I have Political FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and it is exhausting because of the information OVERLOAD. Lord I find myself addicted to the news reporting sites notifications on my phone. I am always in this hyper alert mode. Lord it’s like playing the staring game with our government to see who will blink first. LOL. Lord highlight scriptures and promises that will help our government to honor ALL American people not just Christians. Lord give me wisdom on how to best pray for our government.

Lord I have not a clue how to pray often for the lies keep piling up. Lord I pray for our government to seek wisdom but I wonder if I should be praying for another characteristic to be exhibited. Lord teach me how to pray for not just our leaders but those work for the leaders. Lord with the wildfires being started in so many directions, Lord teach us to recognize where our prayers need to stay focused. Lord thank you for power of prayer. Lord guide us on how to pray for change. Lord I lift up all these petitions in the name of Jesus – AMEN

The Counterfeit

Abba Father,

Lord I come before you right now and ask that you will reveal to my friends when a man is a counterfeit quickly. Another broken heart among us, Lord please restore her heart. Lord there are men who check the box Christian but do not know you. Like the folks you mention in the Matthew 7:23 when you say “Depart from me. I never knew you.” Lord I pray your daughters will see your true character reflected in the life of their suitor. Lord the counterfeit man has learn the art of saying just enough to lead a woman down a dead end path. Lord give your daughters wisdom to see his true intentions quickly and the strength to walk away if he is not your promise for them.

Lord I pray your daughters to recognize when she is pursuing a counterfeit man out of fear of being alone. Lord if a man wants to marry a woman, he will pursue her. If he just wants to play games he will allow her to pursue him. Lord I pray the dream of being married will not cloud her judgement. Lord I pray she will learn to be content in the waiting and not settle for a counterfeit. Lord I pray she will keep a heart of flesh and not of stone in the waiting. Lord I pray she will know her worth and identity in you. Lord I pray she will wait for your timing and your number one choice for her.

Lord I pray for husbands for my friends not just boyfriends. Lord bless them with a true love that will last for generations. Lord bless them with a true love and not a selfish love. I ask all of this in the name of Jesus – AMEN

Prayers for Temple De Hirsch Sinai

 

Adonai,

I recently heard of the hate crime of vandalism to Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, WA. The graffiti says “Holocaust is Fake History”. Adonai I pray for the Jewish community in Seattle, Washington right now. Adonai I pray you will guide Rabbi Daniel Weiner on how to encourage his synagogue after experiencing such hate. Adonai I pray for a hedge of protection over him and his family. Holy Spirit I pray you will hover over the synagogue and restore your peace in the hearts of the community. Adonai I pray the synagogue will inhabit your praise and lament prayers. Adonai I pray they will remember that you will never leave them or forsake them.  Adonai give them the strength to forgive and walk into their healing. Adonai – may their hearts be filled with love, joy, peace, hope and not fear.

Adonai we pray for the people who decided to write those hurtful words on the building. Adonai you’ve called us to love our enemies.  Adonai I pray you will pursue their hearts. Adonai where there is hate I boldly ask that you soften hearts and make it flesh. It says in Ezekiel 36:26 -” I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” Adonai I pray the bomb threats will stop and that the police will be able to track down the accusers. AdonaiI pray for the Jewish community and pray there will be a increase of love not hate. Adonai we lift up all these petitions to you. AMEN