7.20.2006

A Second Prayer for JOHN

This is from an email we received from one of our supporters in the State of Washington, Kathy R. Hope it blesses you, as it did me.

Father in heaven, what would you have me do now to encourage Bruce and the [Marchiano Ministries] team?...

I speak a blessing over them in Jesus' Name, to prosper God's work in their hands, to turn that Sword of the Spirit in their hands, this way and that, so that the light sparkles off the Word in all directions, so that the light flashes into people's eyes and catches their attention. As light sparkles on the blue waters, so let the light of Your favor sparkle on the Word as they hold that Sword up...

Oh, Lord Jesus, give them strength, courage, and wisdom to hold You up high. Draw all men to Yourself. Draw those trapped in Islam. Draw those snared in materialism. Draw those blinded by humanism. Draw all men, all men, all women, all children, all, all, unto Yourself, Lord Jesus. To the glory of God the Father, to the heart's joy of God the Father, to the expansive shout of joy of the Holy Spirit, Holy Breath of God singing over creation, exulting in the power of Your strength, mighty to save...

Father, what do we have to offer You but our love and our lives, and the prayer that You would make us obedient and faithful. You alone can touch our lives to bring beauty and meaning into being. Thank You, Lord. We thank You with all our hearts...

Open up the way before this Gospel film. Lift up the way. Open the doors. Open people's ears and spiritual eyes and hearts, to see what You see. We want to move with You, Lord, not ask You to move with us. Make it clear to us what is the next step. Teach us to dance with You, Lord...

And thank You so much for all that has gone before this step; all the steps up to now, all Your provision that we are discovering as we move forward with You. O God, we long for Your hand of blessing, protection, and guidance on our lives, on the work of our lives...

Father in heaven, we worship You. We lift up the needs of the people in our sphere, near and far. O God, be glorified, be lifted up. We love You, Lord.
Amen, to that.

1 comment:

Marlena in PA, USA said...

What a beautiful prayer and most certainly a blessing! I stand in agreement with Kathy and the rest of Your Faithful, Father. You direct our steps as you are directing Bruce and the ministry's now. We thank-you for those willing souls who are sowing seed for the harvest. We thank-you for Bruce and the ministry staff. We thank-you that though we are separated by distance that in You and through You we are connected. I beseech You, Abba Father, Jehovah Jireh, for the financial needs to be met for this glorious account of Your Word. I ask that hearts will be open to hear and see the "big-ness" that is You. Praise You Jesus! Thank-You for Your Glorious Hand at work in our lives.
In the mighty name of Jesus I pray.
Amen