BEAUTIFUL SUNSET AFTER THE STORM

BEAUTIFUL SUNSET AFTER THE STORM

The Calm After The Storm

The Beautiful Evening Sunset On October 7th, 2016, Taken From My Attic Window Following Hurricane Matthew’s Passage Over New Providence, Bahamas

 

 terrible storm ripped and raged

unprecedented damage strewn across our archipelago 

miraculously not one life lost……\O/

beautiful sunset in the aftermath

a declaration of God’s faithfulness and grace

 

“From the rising of the sun to its going down
The Lord’s name is to be praised.”

(Psalm 113:3 – NKJV)

 

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Photo “Sunset After the Storm” Copyright © 2016 by Kim Sweeting, All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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THE TOUCH OF JESUS

THE TOUCH OF JESUS

Are you battling health challenges?

Are you wondering if God still heals today?

I received the following testimony and prophetic word from Elaine Tavolacci yesterday evening via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which I believe is a timely word of hope and encouragement for anyone battling health challenges and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.

 

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"GOD STILL HEALS TODAY"

“GOD’S HEALING TOUCH IS STILL AVAILABLE TODAY”

September 17, 2016

THE TOUCH OF JESUS

Elaine Tavolacci

“Today I have an amazing testimony that I want to share with you. For the past year I have been going through the most difficult trials of my life concerning my health. For those of you who know what I have already endured in my past, you are probably wondering how this could be. I want to give a testimony of the faithfulness of God and how Jesus still heals today. All my blood tests are within normal range, my liver function is almost perfect, and the lymphoma and hepatitis C are gone. I was also diagnosed with several auto immune diseases which are now undetectable, and the excruciating pain in my bones is gone. Jesus still performs miracles today. He is a supernatural God and wants to bring healing, transformation and renewal to our bodies as well as our lives and ministries. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

This is what the Lord is showing me. For the past few years we have experienced an extraordinary acceleration in technology. We have gone from TV’s with rabbit ears to HD TV’s. We have gone from rotary dial phones to mobile phones where we could see the person that we are talking to. We have computers that could communicate across the world. The other day I was reading about “Near field communication” which is abbreviated NFC. NFC is a form of communication between devices such as smartphones, tablets or computers. With this technology, we are now able to take a device such as a smart phone and hold it within two inches of a computer or other hardware to transfer pictures or documents. It allows us to perform countless transactions, access digital content, and connect electronic devices with a single touch.

As I was reading about this the Holy Spirit gave me a profound analogy. Every time Jesus touches us there is a divine connection. He releases His supernatural power into our physical bodies. In the same way that He healed others in the bible, He is still healing today. The same way that He performed miracles two thousand years ago and raised the dead, He is doing the same today.

He said in His word in the book of Mark 16:15-16: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. But then He went on to say in verse 18: And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

We are living in a time of heaven being released on the earth. He is calling us to go out and Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. In the book of Acts chapter 17 it is written…In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

We are living in this time. Expect miracles.”

Matthew 10:8
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,[c] cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

John 16: 15-18
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My  name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

John 17: 21 – 23
That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

Acts 2:17
In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

I hope this word was a source of hope, encouragement, edification and challenge to you.

Whether it manifests immediately or through a process, know that God’s healing touch is still available today. 

For those of you who are believing for your healing but wearied by the journey and feel like you need some strength this morning, be blessed by the Potter’s House Worship Team as they minister “You Are My Strength”

 

 

Although at times it may not be easy and you may become weary in the fight, be encouraged to keep your spiritual eyes fixed on Jehovah Rapha, the God who Heals, and your heart and mind fixed on the Truth of the Word of God concerning healing. 

Shalom,

Kim

 

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DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN A LION’S DEN?

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN A LION’S DEN?

 

GOD STILL SHUTS LIONS' MOUTHS

GOD STILL SHUTS LIONS’ MOUTHS

 

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.

I believe that it will encourage those of you who because of a situation, feel like you’re in a lion’s den so I am re-blogging it with her permission.

Blessings,

Kim

 

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ANGELIC VISITATIONS IN THE LIONS DEN

By Elaine Tavolacci

Every one of us are familiar with the story about Daniel in the Lions den. It is not a fictitious story as some may think, but it is an actual encounter that Daniel experienced. As I read this scripture, the Holy Spirit began to show me several things. King Darias appointed 120 satraps (princes) to rule throughout the kingdom with three administrators which one was Daniel. The king wanted to appoint Daniel to rule over the whole kingdom because of his exceptional qualities. The satraps were envious and tried to find grounds for charges against him but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; and there was no error or fault found in him. All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisers wanted to take Daniels life just to remove him from his position.

The Lord is showing me that many of you have people who are speaking against you, and trying to remove you from your position. They are trying to stop you from what you were called to do. They don’t realize that they are coming against Gods plan, but they are determined to plot against you. There is a fight for promotion, but as you remain humble and steadfast, the Lord will continue to raise you up to where you belong. Every plan of the enemy will be rendered null and void as you remain faithful and loyal to Jesus and His word. The enemies plans will not prevail in your life.

The story goes on to say that they convinced King Darius to sign a law saying that for the next thirty days anyone who prayed except for the king would be thrown into the lion’s den. The king was honored and didn’t recognize that it was a plot against Daniel, so he made the law and signed it. Daniel who always prayed three times a day continued to pray even though he knew about this law.

Daniel was then thrown into the lion’s den. The king said to Daniel, “Your God, whom you serve continually, He will deliver you.” Then a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signets of his lords, so that this law could not be reversed. King Darias couldn’t sleep that night because he was so grieved in his conscience. The next morning he went to the lion’s den and called out to Daniel saying: “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” Daniel replied to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” Daniel was not angry or bitter towards the king because He knew Gods promises and will for his life.

Then at the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones. King Darias then issued a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. He said: “For He is the living God and He endures forever; His kingdom will not be destroyed, His dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

As I read these scriptures the Holy Spirit gave me a revelation of this similitude. Just as a stone was placed over Jesus tomb and God sent an angel to remove the stone, a stone was also placed over the lion’s den and the Lord sent an angel to shut the mouth of the lions. You may be facing situations that seem impossible to get out of in the natural, but The Lord will also send an angel to shut the mouths of the lions and you will come out unharmed.

Those who are rising against you will also be grieved in their conscience as they see what the Lord is doing in your life as well as His incredible provisions, and miraculous interventions. Just as the stone was removed and Daniel was set free, He will also set you free from this den of affliction. Jesus is the Lion of Judah and He is releasing you from any pit that the enemy might be trying to hold you in. As you put your trust in Jesus, you will also experience magnificent encounters in your life.

Daniel 6:17
“Then a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signets of his lords, that the purpose concerning Daniel might not be changed.”

Daniel 6:25
“Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth: “May you prosper greatly”. I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.”For he is the living God and he endures forever; His kingdom will not be destroyed, His dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.”

Matthew 27:65-66
“Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard.”

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

 

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“OLD-TIME” KARAOKE TO SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

“OLD TIME” KAROKE TO SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

ANCIENT HYMNS STILL MINISTER TO MY SPIRIT AND SOUL

SINGING “OLD-TIME” HYMNS UNTO THE LORD WILL SOOTHE YOUR SOUL

There is power in singing.

The Scriptures are filled with the admonition for us to sing unto the Lord, a few being:

Psalms 95:1 – O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Psalms 105:2 – Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Psalms 33:3 – Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

Isaiah 12:5 – Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this [is] known in all the earth.

 

Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:19 – Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Some people are gifted to sing and have amazing voices that birth beautiful sound.

Other people, like me, are gifted to make a joyful noise unto the Lord (smile).

Whatever category you are in, or think you are in, (smile), here’s some old-time songs for you to sing unto the Lord karaoke style.  

If you do it from your heart it will bless Him……and bless you too.

Enjoy!

I COME TO THE GARDEN ALONE

 

FILL MY CUP LORD

 

I AM THINE O LORD

 

MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS

 

Be encouraged!

Kim

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“I COME TO THE GARDEN ALONE, FILL MY CUP, I AM THINE  O LORD, & MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS” courtesy of thisisredz – http://www.youtube.com

IT’S TIME TO STOP LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

IT’S TIME TO STOP LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

 

Is your past holding you back from moving forward into the future God has for you?

Well I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. that I believe is a timely, challenging and encouraging word for you.

Be challenged.

Be blessed.

Kim

 

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YOU CAN'T MOVE FORWARD LOOKING BACK

YOU CAN’T MOVE FORWARD LOOKING BACK!

The Rear View Mirror

Many of you feel stagnant in your walk with the Lord, and the reason is that you are reliving your past. Some of you are having a difficult time letting go of old memories. It is imperative to release the memories of the mistakes and misfortunes as well as the memories of the good times that you had, so that you could move forward into everything that Jesus has for you. Your past or current situation does not determine your future destination.

The Lord says; forget what lies behind. Don’t hold on to past memories that will burden you down and bring bitterness to your soul. Don’t see yourself as the person who you were in the past, and do not entertain thoughts of regret. You are no longer the man or woman that you once were. Don’t reminisce on the good times and the way that you think your life should have been. This will hinder you from My plans. Reconstruct your way of thinking into the image of how I see you. Allow Me to take the good times as well as bad times of your past, and create a masterpiece from a life that has been totally surrendered and submitted to Me. Accept your past as the teacher that it is. Your most significant opportunities will be found in the things that you have experienced. Do not rehearse those things that went wrong, but release them to Me and allow Me to bring restoration.

Release those who have hurt you. Unforgiveness will hinder My work in your life and will bring sorrow, guilt, shame and regret. Release those who have lied to you and lied about you. Those haunting memories are preventing you from moving forward as you are holding on to worthless thoughts of situations which no longer exist. As you release your past, you will no longer be tormented with fear. As you align yourself with My plan, those debilitating memories will diminish, and I will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. I will restore the years of pain and sorrow.

Learn from the mistakes of your past. Release every situation that no longer exists. Don’t try to resurrect those things that are dead. Old ways of thinking must be buried.

Your old nature is no longer in existence. See yourself the way that I see you. Envision yourself as the person that I have created you to be. Nothing that you did in your past will disqualify you from the future that I have for you. Don’t be afraid of change but move forward into the victory that I have for you. Don’t deprive yourself from entering into the blessings that I have for you by looking back. Remember where I have brought you from, but walk in the newness that I am bringing you in to. My plans for you are bigger than what you now perceive, and as you look to Me, you will begin to see the promises and the provisions that I have for you says the Lord.

Isaiah 43: 18- 19

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

2 Corinthians 5: 17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Philippians 3:13-14

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:1

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

“MOVING FORWARD” – BY ISRAEL HOUGHTON & NEW BREED

 

 

I hope the word and song were a challenge and a blessing to you.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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“FORWARD” by Israel Houghton & New Breed courtesy of Sam Walton – http://www.youtube.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT ARE YOU WITHHOLDING?

WHAT ARE YOU WITHHOLDING?

LORD I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU!

LORD I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU!

When we enter into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ it is not a stagnant one shot deal.

It is the beginning of a life long journey that incorporates an ever evolving transformational process of our becoming more like Him and fulfilling God’s divine purposes for our lives.

As we move ahead in this process, every now and again the Lord requires that we surrender some aspect of ourselves or our lives to Him in order for us to progress to another level.

At times this is easy.

At times it is hard.

At times it is very hard.

Are you at one of those junctions in your walk with the Lord where He is requiring that you surrender some aspect of yourself or your life to Him?

If so, what are you withholding?

What is it that you know the Lord is speaking to you about surrendering to Him?

Even as I ask this question, conviction is gripping you because you know He is speaking to you once again through this post and asking you to give it to Him, whatever your it may be.

Yes it feels badly to your flesh, yes you do not know what will happen, yes others may see you as a fool, yes some persons may get upset, angry and hurt, yes you may experience a loss, yes you may go through a difficult time, yes the thought of it terrifies you, but don’t just focus on these potential negative realities, consider also what will happen if you don’t surrender that person, place thing or situation, that it to the Lord.

What will that cost you relative to your walk and relationship with Him?

Are you willing to pay that price?

Are you willing to give up the good that the Lord has in store for you, the benefits He desires to release to you as a result of your obedience, as a result of you withholding nothing?

SELAH! – Pause and think about that.

Whether a relationship, friendship, spouse, child, family member, situation at work, business, plan, career, position, habit, attitude, desire, gift, talent, ability, time, money, material possession, whatever it is, today the Lord desires you to surrender it to Him withholding nothing.

Will you do it?

Will you take that step and surrender it to him withholding nothing?

As you decide, be blessed as William McDowell ministers in song, “Withholding Nothing”.

“WITHHOLDING NOTHING” – WILLIAM MCDOWELL

I pray that this is the day of decision for you.

If it is, know that after surrendering it, even if the path ahead is not smooth, if you look through the eyes of the Spirit, you will see and be able to glean many blessings and experience great spiritual transformation along the way, and that the end the Lord has purposed for you is good.

“Then Jesus said to the disciples, “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who keeps his life for himself shall lose it; and anyone who loses his life for me shall find it again.”

(Matthew 16:24-25 – The Living Bible)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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“WITHHOLDING NOTHING” by William McDowell courtesy of JoashStillTheMan – http://www.youtube.com

IF NOT FOR GRACE – A REMINDER

IF NOT FOR GRACE – A REMINDER

This morning I came across the video of Pastor Clint Brown’s testimony of an instance where God demonstrated His divine protective grace in his life and the powerful song birthed out of the experience.

Even though I’d heard it before, the testimony and song still blessed me again and I hope that by listening to it, it will bless you too.

“IF NOT FOR GRACE” – PASTOR CLINT BROWN

After watching and listening to the video, I reflected on the many instances of God’s protective grace manifesting in my life.

One that comes to mind that happened many years ago is one Saturday morning a co-worker and I were jogging and all of a sudden I felt the urge to cross the street so I said “let’s cross over” and we immediately did and as soon as we reached the other side of the road, an SUV came speeding around the curve and slammed into a lamppost inches away from the very spot where we were.

I know that if we had not crossed the road at that point, we both would have either been severely injured or dead. 

Amazingly, the driver of the SUV, an intoxicated teenager trying to make it home after admittedly drinking and partying all night long, only sustained minor injuries but the vehicle was severely damaged.

He was really out of it and began crying saying he could have killed us, he could have killed himself  and his father was going to kill him for being out all night and crashing their SUV.

This is just one instance of God’s grace manifested in my life as His divine protection but there are so, so many more that I know of and I’m sure countless instances that I am not even aware of.

I am so grateful for God’s grace!

How about you?

Can you think of a time when it was only the grace of God that kept you from some disaster, injury or perhaps even death?

Is so, pause and thank Him once again for His grace upon your life.

What extensive grace and mindfulness from God, the very Creator of the universe!……..How mind boggling!……..How amazing!

The Psalmist David expresses his amazement of God’s mindfulness toward us this way:

“When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,

What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?

(Psalm 8:3-4 – Amplified Bible)

Many years ago, the group Point of Grace produced a song called “Who Am I”.

It is one of my favorite songs about God’s mindfulness of and grace toward us.

Be blessed as you listen.

“WHO AM I” – POINT OF GRACE

“Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered.”

(Psalm 40:5 – Amplified Bible)

WHO, WHERE OR WHAT WOULD YOU OR I BE TODAY IF NOT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD?

SELAH!

Be ever grateful.

Kim

 

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“IF NOT FOR GRACE” by Pastor lint Brown courtesy of Angel Michael – http://www.youtube.com

“WHO AM I” by Point of Grace courtesy of kentish001– http://www.youtube.com

MONDAY MORNING PRAISE GROOVE

MONDAY MORNING PRAISE GROOVE

"PRAISE AND DANCE BEFORE THE LORD"

“PRAISE AND DANCE BEFORE THE LORD”

Here’s some Monday Morning praise grooves to start the day…..old stuff, but still able to raise a praise and a dance before the Lord…..enjoy!

Whenever the enemy tries to pull you down this week play these videos and dance before the Lord and praise Him and His joy will be your strength; your situation may not change right away but you will….(smile!)

Enjoy and be blessed!

Kim

“STOMP” – KIRK FRANKLIN & THE FAMILY

“SHACKLES” – MARY MARY

 

“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”


(Psalm 30:11- NIV)

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”

(Psalms 150:6 – NIV, 1984)

“……………a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”


(Ecclesiastes 3:4 – KJV)

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Video STOMP” by Kirk Franklin & Family courtesy of Regina Ifill – http://www.youtube.com

Video “SHACKLES” by Mary Mary courtesy of Judy G – http://www.youtube.com

 

 

 

HE’LL DO IT AGAIN

HE’LL DO IT AGAIN

 

GOD WILL DO IT AGAN

GOD WILL DO IT AGAIN!

 

This song is a classic with a powerful message.

It is for someone going through their “midnight hour”.

Listen and be encouraged.

 

 

“I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.”

(Psalm 40:1-2 – NIV)

 

You may not know how, you may not know when, but He’ll do it again.

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Video “HE’LL DO IT AGAIN” by Pastor Shirley Caesar courtesy of collins uzochi – http://www.youtube.com

A PRAYER FOR THE YOUNG MEN OF OUR NATION

A PRAYER FOR THE YOUNG MEN OF OUR NATION

 

PRAY FOR THE YOUNG MEN

LET’S PRAY FOR OUR YOUNG MEN

 

Father we lift up the young men of our nation to You for no matter their race, creed, color, family origin, life experiences or socioeconomic background, they need You.

For those who have no hope, help them to understand that there is a glorious hope they can have in Christ Jesus. 

For those who feel unloved, let them know that you love them enough to have sent Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die for them that they may have a relationship with You.

For those who have no father, or an absent father, help them to know that You are a Father to the fatherless and You will always be there for them.

For those who feel rejected and like no one cares, help them to know that if they come to you through Christ You will accept them in the Beloved.

For those who are bound by addictions and destructive habits, help them to know there is power in the Name of Jesus to break every chain in their lives and set them free.

For those who are angry and full of rage, help them to understand that under it all they are really hurting and brokenhearted and Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted.

For those who have suffered wrong and whose hearts are full of revenge, help them to know that You are the Righteous Judge and vengeance belongs to You, not to them. 

Father stem the tide of bloodshed in our nation for even as Abel’s blood cried out from the ground, the blood of our young men is crying out from the ground. 

Restore unto our young men the value and sanctity of life.

Cause them to know that You and You alone give life and they do not have a right to just take it away.

Open the eyes of our young men and help them to see that there are better ways to resolve issues than violence and murder.

Draw them unto You by the power of Your Holy Spirit and break up the hardness in their hearts.

Father help them to know and understand that in spite of the poor examples many of us who name Your Name have set, it does not change the fact that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and they need Him.

Father forgive us, Your people, for the many ways we have brought reproach to Your Name and become a stumbling block in their eyes.

Cause us to see ourselves as we truly are and to humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face.

Help us to sincerely repent of our sins and turn from our wicked ways, the ways that we know are displeasing to You and that violate the principles of Your Word for then You shall hear from heaven and heal our land.

Father the enemy has come in, but like a flood, we ask You to raise up a standard against him like only You can.

Have mercy upon us O God and touch the young men of our nation.

We ask and pray these things in Jesus’ Name.

Amen.

 

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