Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rachel's Prayer

Lord, I come before you now to add my voice to those here. I come to you to thank you for all that you are, all that you have ever been and all that you will forever be. You are never ending. You are all knowing. You are all powerful. You are everything we could ever need or desire. You are the creator of all things, and in You all things dwell. All things were created for Your Glory.

You are the one we look to today. We look to you for your heart, for your will, for your purposes.  We come before you to ask for your blessing. We need you to pour your blessings over us. We are your people, your children. Lord, we need your strength, we need to know your heart. We canʼt touch and bless this world around us without your blessings flowing through us. Please bless us now.

Strengthen us now. Give us your heart, place your desires in us.  I come before you, God, to lift up those you have placed in leadership over us.  Those who pour out their lives to govern and lead. Those, who together make decisions that affect so many lives around them. Jesus, be their strength. Jesus, be gracious to them, pour out your wisdom into their lives. Jesus, give them discernment to understand all that is going on around them. Jesus, touch them with your peace, with your joy, with your very presence.

I pray for these Members of our Legislative Assembly. You love them so much.  You desire so much for them. You care about every area of their lives. Bless them and their families, their friends, those whose lives they touch. Let them be such a blessing to all of those around them.

Please Lord, give them a clear purpose, a clear vision, give them your eyes to see, your ears to hear, your heart to know. Let them lead with Strength and Humility, with Wisdom and Understanding. Let them lead with Love and Mercy, with Compassion and Grace.

I bless them Lord, and I thank you for them. I thank you for their desire to serve, for their desire to do what they can to make this a better place. I bless them God, and I give them to you. You are the Way. You are the Truth, You are the Life. Jesus, you are all that we need. Thank you for your heart. Thank you for your Love.

In Your Name - Amen

RACHAELʼS PRAYER Feb. 26, 2009


Janet said...

Praise the Lord that a young person prayed such a special gospel filled prayer for our MLAs. We are indeed blessed to have such a heritage. May Canadians wake up to our great heritage in the Word of God and may we all be praying for our leaders to live in our heritage and pass it along to the next generation. I don't know how this can happen. But, I pray that it will, through the mighty power and name of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

How awesome it is to pray for those in authority over us as this is in obedience to God! There is so much negativism against our government officials and their families. We have been encouraged by our Pastor (he has led us in prayer for our city, Province, and Country) to pray exactly as we should. It is also a cause close to my own heart. They have a difficult job and we must pray for God's wisdom and discernment for them. What a wonderful declaration of God by Rachel. We shall support that declaration and see God move in all areas of government.