A Prayer for the Storm

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I live in a jewel of a town in Alaska and right now we are experiencing a severe storm. As I watch the trees swaying violently in the wind, the snow and rain as it lightly drums against my windows, and the thick layer of snow that blankets our city, call me crazy but I can’t help but to be in awe of God.  My heart praises Him because I am witnessing His power and His greatness on display right before my very eyes. My faith reminds me that the Earth is the LORD’s and everything in it… God is in control. Funny thing is despite the storm that seems to be raging on around me I feel this overwhelming peace in my heart and in my household. I know that my family is under the watchful eye of the Most High.

I just wanted to pray for those who are in the midst of a storm. Your storm may not be weather-related like mine is, it may be emotional, physical, mental or spiritual. Whatever the storm is that is raging in your life, this prayer is for you.

Father God in Heaven I pray that Your peace, not the peace of this world but Your peace Lord that surpasses all understanding may it fill the hearts of your people.Overwhelm them with your peace right now in the name of Jesus.

Father fill their hearts with Your love, that unchanging, unconditional, unearned and undeserved love of God. For God you loved us so much that you gave us your perfect, sinless, beloved Son Jesus to die so that we may be free . Jesus Christ who shed His blood so that we can have life and have it more abundantly.

Father God fill our minds with thoughts of your Son Jesus.  Fill our minds with thoughts like, As Christ is so am I on this earth and that no weapon formed against me will prosper because Christ is my righteousness and He fights for me. Remind your people, that the Lord is their Shepherd and they will not lack. God is the  supplier of all of our needs and He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above what we ask and think.

Father God give your people a boldness in speech that says, I can do all things through Christ that gives me strength. A speech that says, Abba…My Father. Give them a pattern of speech that declares to the four corners of the universe that I am a child of God, I am saved, I am forgiven. In the day of judgment I can have boldness because I’ve been redeemed!

Brothers and sisters there may be storms in your life.  You may have sickness in your body, you may have problems in your marriage, or with your family.  You may have lost your job, your finances may not look good right now. You may feel, lonely, broken, discouraged, your life may not look all that great through these human eyes but know that you are the righteousness of God in Christ and He has a plan for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. You can shout Hallelujah in the midst of a storm! You don’t have to be afraid for God Is With You and He is in Control.

In Jesus name I submit this prayer. Amen to the Glory of God. Amen. –Just Believe

A Prayer for Peace

Denali National Park
Denali National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Toklat River, East Fork, Polychrome overlook, ...
Toklat River, East Fork, Polychrome overlook, Denali National Park, Alaska, Summer 2011. An example of a braided river. Comparison with other photographs of the same location shows how the channels change from year to year. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The word of God says, that “Whoever believes in Me, as Scriptures has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:38. The Scripture goes on to say that this living water that Christ was referring to is the Holy Spirit. Back in June my family and I travelled to Denali Park, Alaska which has the most spectacular mountain views. I told my husband God lives in Heaven but I believe He spends His summers in Alaska that’s how  beautiful the mountains, rivers and valleys of Denali are. Nothing made by Man can compare to what I saw up there.

What captured me the most though was the river. Picture it as life and power in motion, there were times when the river moved with so much force it was if it were on a mission, to touch and fill every object and life force it came into contact with yet with all that power there was a peace about it. That is the Holy Spirit.  This morning I woke up with a desire to be refreshed by Christ and as I was praying to Him I thought about the powerful, yet graceful rivers of Denali and the peace it brought to its environment.

Today I just want to touch and agree with every believer that is out there. May the life and power of the Holy Spirit flow purposefully through your heart. May it touch every member in your household. May this mighty river flow through our homes, our city, our state our country. May it heal hearts, minds and bodies. May it  repair relationships finances and governments.

Holy Spirit flow now to every hospital and touch the patients and staff.  Move throughout the school district today Holy Spirit and  touch and inspire every student, teacher and staff member. Flow through the prison system, heal and repair the lost and the broken, lift and inspire the staff and administrators. Father God may your Holy Spirit touch and fill our World’s  Leaders fill them with a desire to seek You and lean on You, touch their spouses, children and family.

Holy Spirit find those who are lost, comfort those who need comfort, heal those who are broken, give hope to those who’ve lost hope. Father God in the name of Jesus, allow your Holy Spirit to flow mighty in every heart that is seeking you. Renew, rebuild, restore and inspire your people today. Give us a fresh revelation, a fresh vision, dream and purpose, quench our thirst for you  and fill our cups till they overflow today and everyday.  I humbly place this request before you Lord. In Your Son Jesus name. Amen.