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A Psalm and a Prayer

 

Solar Eclipse. The moon moving in front of the sun. Illustration

Matthew 24:3 “Now as He (Jesus) sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, “I am the Christ, and will deceive many.  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are trouble, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various place.  And these are the beginning of sorrows.

Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.  But as the days of Noah were so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

Luke 21:11 And there will be great earthquake in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

 

This week we have seen great sights in the heavens.  People all over US were gazing up to see the wonders of our great universe.  Such sights were not random.  I am so glad there is a creator, God Almighty, the one and only true God.  A God we cannot in our finite minds understand.  He is three persons but one essence.  Three in one, triune God created the heavens and the earth.

As I considered the solar eclipse and all the hoop-la for a 2 minute show, I wondered how many of us are watching, keeping our eyes on the sky for the coming of our Savior?  He has told us to watch and be ready.  Are we taking care of what He has ask us to do? Are we working to tell the lost of His coming and how to escape the eternal separation from God, family and friends?

One day the sky will open!  We will be gathered together those who are dead in the Lord and those who are alive and remain to be caught up in the air.

I pray we will watch and pray for His coming.  Pray for the lost who are being deceived.  Pray for those who have lost their way and are in danger of losing the rewards they have gathered.

 

Waiting for His return with angst and anticipation

Freda Reynolds

A Psalm and a Prayer

Psalm 34:1-3

 

Heavenly Father,
Help me today to use my mouth for good and not evil.  I want to praise you for the marvelous
things you have done.  I thank you for your goodness and your mercy towards us.
We exalt your name for your name is above all other names.   I will tell of your greatness so
those who are downtrodden will hear and be glad.
Open the eyes of those blinded by the enemy that they might see your good works and praise
you.  Bring those that do not know you to yourself that they may see the wonderful plans you
have for them.
In Jesus name we pray,

 

A Psalm and a Prayer

 

 

Prayer Thoughts for today:

Father,

We all want to go our own way. We want the desires and plans in our minds and hearts to be yours. But that is not always your way. Your ways are higher than ours.  You know the end from beginning.  I pray you will help us as your children learn to trust your way is best.

When we have chaos in our lives, help us to recognize that it is the enemy.  Only you can bring us peace.  Only when we have peace is there a place to come together in unity.   Help us to remember that in unity there is strength.

I pray you will give us grace to surrender our plans to yours.  Help us to realize we all want the same thing, to build your kingdom of believers.  May we come to understand that when our hearts become so hard that we don’t listen to others we are not fulfilling your commands. Help us to see the bigger picture.

Thank you Father that there is a place for everyone at your table.  May we be like Moses when he cried out to you.  Exodus 33:15 “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.”

May we praise and honor you today with our thoughts, lips and our lives.

Amen

 

Ephesians 4:1

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”