Dear Lord Jesus, Our Saviour and Lover of our souls:
You are the Great Shepherd. In these difficult times, Lord, we humbly pray that You gather Your people to Yourself,
as You promised in Your Word.
We pray You gather those who are lost in the bushes and thorns of life, which are holding onto them, and keeping them from
running to You like they would like to. Show them that they are children of the King and the powers of darkness have
no hold on them. Show them how to stand and use the Power of Your Name to resist the demons who hold them down.
Show them that the burrs of their old self are still holding onto them, and, Dear Lord, please cause them to seek Your help to crucify their former selves, as You show us in the Word.
Show them that when they are free of the bushes, Lord, after Your loving, nail-pierced hands gently release them,
that You will also free their “wool” from the residues of their confinement……forgive their sins.
Help them to relax in your loving arms as a lamb who finally sees that You are his salvation. Help the hurting people
so look into Your eyes, Lord, and see the infinite Love you have for them. Show them the secrets of their individual
relationship with You, that is unlike any other. Each of us has a secret love affair with you…the Stone with the
Secret Name of the Book of Revelations….which is as individual as you created each of us to be.
Show them, Lord, how You lived their very lives in the Garden of Gethsemane……living each of our lives in their
entirety, and feeling all of our pains and sufferings, guilt and temptation as You took on Yourself our sins.
For, You could not take on our sins without taking on our very lives, and BECOMING each of us…….help us all
to ponder that deeply, Lord, for that is a powerful picture of Your love, and the picture of Salvation in its
entirety, as You carried all that to the cross and beyond….to Victory and Resurrection….being EACH of us when
You did it!!!!
I pray that we all will be revived in our relationship to You daily…..ever growing minute by minute in our dependence
We praise Your Mighty Name, and fall on our faces in reverence to You, Eternal Father.
We know these things are true, because we speak them in the relationship and power of Our Lord Jesus Christ.