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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Prayer for a Sunday Evening, or any other time. Meditation on Isaiah 59:19-21

Prayer for 8/03/2014 Isaiah 59:19-21

Our Precious Heavenly Father, It must always be that you have a people to praise you
on the earth, and faithful ministers to preach and teach Your word.  

Even when it seemed so dark for Judah and that there were few who feared and loved
you, yet there were those like Isaiah whom You preserved from the wickedness and
who walked uprightly before you.  

The enemies of the Lord, though they come in like a flood, yet they are no match for
the Spirit of God. Ps 76:6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse
are cast into a dead sleep. Ps 104:7 At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice of Your
thunder they hasted away.

Who shall not fear you, O Lord? At the time appointed, the Lord Jesus Christ, our
Redeemer and King came to Zion and called His people and loved them and nurtured
them and redeemed them from all their sins.

For You will always have Your people who will praise You and call upon Your Name.

Thy covenant is from everlasting to everlasting, O most High God. According to the
faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; we
have the certain hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the
world began; But has in due times manifested His word through preaching”

This we know, O precious Father, and we have heard that call of the gospel and have
believed that Christ died for our sins according to the eternal covenant, revealed by
your prophets and apostles and preached in the world.

And so it has happened according to Your Promise, O Father. Your people have come
from the east and the west. They have heard your Good News and have believed and
have feared Your name. And we among them, O Lord, for we have believed the
message that Your apostles carried to the ends of the earth.

You have been faithful and have given us Your Spirit. We have believed your words
that have been in the mouths of Your servants. They shall never depart from our
mouths or from the mouths of our seed nor out of the mouth of our seed’s seed, even
forever, because You have given us Your promise, and You cannot lie.

So we bring our petitions before You, O Precious Father. You have promised to hear
our prayers and to give us your Holy Spirit as we ask. We need His presence with us
day by day and His light, the light of Your word, to direct us in the way we should go.

Strengthen us with might in the inner man, that we might understand the length, and
the height, and the depth, and the height of the measure of Christ and be filled with the
love of Christ which passes knowledge, and filled with the love of God.
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