Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Watching Prayer 9.12.15

Lord we take your Word seriously.  You said:

Mark 13:32“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard! Be alerte ! You do not know when that time will come. 34It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”

You told us to watch, we are watching.  I pray for and with all those who pray this prayer with me now that this prayer will be entered into the heavenly record and remembered on the day you come back for us.  Lord, for all those in Christ, for our families and ourselves we pray that we will be found watching and not sleeping when you show up for us.

We must be found as faithful, obedient, watching servants Lord, help us.  We look forward in joyful expectation to your arrival Lord.  May we all be able to rejoice on the day you come back for us and none of us be ashamed.  All glory and honor and power be yours forever and ever.  AMEN

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Watching Prayer


In obedience to your Word we pray this watching prayer for and with all those who agree with me in this prayer.  We pray in obedience to your many commands to watch and pray for your appearance:

Mark 13:32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Over and over again you told us that we will not know the day or hour and to be watching for you.  We take your Word seriously.  We pray Lord for all those in Christ, and for our families that our sins are forgiven and we may be counted worthy to escape all that is about to happen and stand before you.  We pray that when you arrive none of us will be ashamed or found not ready like the foolish virgins.  We pray for your power, your protection, your provision and your wisdom to both know and do your will perfectly up through the day you come for us.

We do not know when you are coming but we sense it in our spirits that you are right at the door.
And so, in obedience to your commands we are watching in prayer Lord according to your Word:

... Continue in prayer, and watch in it with thanksgiving; .... ...

... But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore
sober minded, and watch unto prayer. ...

Perfect us in these days while there is time.  May we be found as perfect virgins, spotless in every way, a worthy Bride for a Mighty God and King, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

So be it.  In Jesus name we ask it.  Amen.