Our Father

Towards the end of October, the pastor at my church encouraged us to turn Facebook into Gracebook.  After a powerful sermon, we all watched Miss Clara’s prayer on a big screen and we prayed for our church, our community, our nation, and the world.

I thought one way I could respond to the sermon was to journal my way through this powerful prayer.

Doing so took me through the Presidential debates, the election, the aftermath, and Veteran’s day.  I felt grateful for God’s love for the world on Thanksgiving and I moved gracefully into the Spirit of Advent.  I felt the experience brought me healing by reminding me who God is and how we are called to be His church in the world.  I pray that it brings you healing, too!

Here’s the whole prayer:

You’ve done it again, Lord.  You’ve done it again.

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You are good..

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You are  mighty…(I found quite a few verses for this line!  I needed the reminder!!!)

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You are merciful…

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And you keep taking care of me…

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when I don’t deserve it…

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Praise You, Jesus!  You are Lord…

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Raise up more that will call upon Your name…

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Raise up those that love You, and seek You, and trust you…

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Raise ’em up, Lord!  Raise ’em up!

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Lord, we need a generation of believers who are not ashamed of the gospel!

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We need an army of believers, Lord, that hate to be lukewarm, and will stand on Your Word above all else!

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that hate to be lukewarm…

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and will stand on Your Word above all else!

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Raise ’em up, Lord!  Raise ’em up!  I pray for unity among those that love You..

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I pray that You open their eyes

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so that the can see Your truth, Lord.

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I pray for Your hand of protection and guidance…

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Raise up a generation, Lord, that will take light into this world…

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that will not compromise when under pressure…

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That will not cower, Lord…

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when others fall away…

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Raise ’em up, Lord that they will proclaim that there is salvation in the name of Jesus Christ!

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Raise up warriors, Lord, who will fight on their knees..

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who will worship you with their whole hearts, Lord!

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Lord, call us to battle…

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that we may proclaim King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!

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I pray these things will all my heart.  Raise ’em up, Lord!  Raise ’em up!

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I pray these things in the powerful name of Jesus, who taught us to pray and we are bold to do so…

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AMEN!

3 thoughts on “Our Father

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  1. I love that you journaled the entire prayer. I love your pages and the heart behind your journaling ❤️ Thank you for sharing! I am inspired to do this after I journal this advent season. There is an online group I’m doing that with right now.

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