This is my prayer, today and tomorrow, no matter what is happening, as the media goes wild. Proclaiming as news – stress, lies, and sorrow – my prayer is for the children, not just my own, but all the children in this tattered world, red, brown, black, white, and yellow:
“Jesus, draw Your children near to You, even today. That our hearts would sing and speak Your praise. That we would grow in trust as we move and be.
That we cast every care as they mount up as the sea. And our life would have a new melody: “Create a clean heart O God in me. (1) That I might tell others of Your great deliverance for me. That they in turn, see You and believe.
From my battle of ‘me’ to Thee, faith in You Jesus, brings the daily victory.”
“Oh that this would be the prayer of the children, one child at a time drawing near to You, with the main focus in living: would be to please You. To follow You, to walk with You daily, in Your pages. To experience Your Spirit lifting them above the filth and strife of wages. That in every occupation of life, Your children would go out and have joy, peace, and life – and with the glorious gifts You give, and Individually hand to each one, may they shine like a light,… that the lies will be drown.
Let us have praise in our hearts, because we have received salvation, not by our own efforts, It’s His work that’s been done. Let us finally start living, as we lay it all at the cross, and rise up new creations, let us publish the Son!” Amen, Amen- would you agree and say: “Amen!” again? Dear Jesus, we anticipate revival within!
(1) Psalm 51:10,
Psalm 51:7-17: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right[b] spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.