My Vision of Fatherly Love-Lent 8, 2020

Prayer Focus: A Father’s Love

Thank You Father, that I am deeply loved by You even though I don’t deserve it.  I praise You Father, that You know my frame, You know my weakness, You know how much I can bear, and that You never give me more to bear then I can do with Your grace to carry me.  So I thank You for Your Fatherly love and Your compassion that feels the pain of my circumstances every bit as much as if it were happening to Jesus.  I thank You, that as the pioneer and author of our faith Jesus experienced everything just as we do and yet was without sin. We praise You for His sinless life.  We praise You for His perfect sacrifice.  We thank You that He is able to see us through life’s difficulties, giving us strength and power to endure.  I praise You Lord that though I am as dust of the earth–my body destined to die once– I praise You that You still love me.  Even though I am as insignificant as can be, I thank You Lord Jesus, for the love of the Father that compelled You to the Cross.  Not anything I bring as dust of the earth, but for the love of God’s image in humanity displayed perfectly by You throughout Your earthly ministry.   I ask, Father, that You would strengthen me for the journey ahead, that You would encourage my heart when I’m downcast, and that You would lift my head in heavenly hope and fatherly encouragement.  Surround me by other members of the body of Christ whom You have placed in my life and let me encourage them in return.  During difficult times I praise You.  During good times I praise You.  I thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that You love us with a Fatherly love and compassion.  We are blessed, Lord, as Your Word says when we persevere under trials because we will receive the crown of life that You promise.   Night or day, Lord, we can come to You because Jesus opened the way through the curtain so that we could approach the most holy place in prayer.  We praise You and thank You for Your Holy Spirit who guides and teaches us, who helps us in our difficulties, so much that we can consider it pure joy and take the trials that we’ve experienced and turn them into a ministry of comfort for others.  Thank You Lord, that You never leave our side. I thank You Lord. May all thanks and praise return to You as glory. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ Your Son and my Savior. Amen.


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