Loving and Gentle Heavenly Father
I have just sat here for about an hour now trying to write a response to @Ann1 over her post and concerns. I’ve tried nine times to respond it seems and nothing I write seems to work. So, I come to You O Lord as I should have done in the first place and ask You to do what I can’t.
I have prayed for @Ann1 without even knowing her plight. Every night I have prayed for her and those like her. The doubt, worry, confusion, questioning, fearfulness. The exhausted breaking of her will at this point. Now, I get to write my prayer Lord and I pray that You will continue to honor it.
O Lord, we are to live by faith and not by sight. While those of Paul, Peter, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, James…they all walked, talked, laughed, cried with You in the physical; we go by faith of the same closeness with You as we don’t see your Physical nature. It took me awhile to grasp if we were to have you honor our prayer to walk among us, it would break the truth of the Bible and skepticism would be rampant as You even indicated, the next time you step foot on earth is for the second coming, not before it. If you were to come down, many things would be dismissed as never happening in the time frame promised us. WE MUST GO ON FAITH.
Ann questions much, and to much, answers could and need be given to her, O Lord. Bless this woman with guidance to the answers and solutions she needs. May what she needs, match what she wants and if not, may what she needs match what she fears and doubts. Lord, please look upon this woman and bless her heart and mind with a heavenly calm and peace as You wipe her tears from her face and please settle her.
Enhance her calm if You will O Lord and bring her to a moment of quiet so she can hear that every quiet voice You speak to us in. I’ve heard it. This guy reading this has heard it. The guy playing solitaire has heard it. The woman who just spit out her drink reading this has heard it. Please enable Ann to listen to that voice as if it were a tuning fork in her. Resonating truth and not worry. Calm and not fear. Peace and not chaos.
Dear God please cast upon Ann waves upon waves of discernment. As though a tsunami of truth washing over her as she breathes and gasps for You O Lord. As she calls out your name to help her. To save her from the turmoil of this world and the fears Satan has devised us to settle on and not the peace of You.
Love on her O Lord like a newborn when we see them. As a child happily playing in the sand or dirt. Or when they splash in the water puddles set forth from rain. Give her a glimpse of the smile on Your lips because of her O Lord. And through this moment, as I pray she looks to the heavens, the clouds, the stars, the moon even…Give her peace to carry on as who You made her to be. May the light of Heaven cast forth upon her and pierce the darkness enveloping her like a sledgehammer to glass being shattered.
Please Lord, guide Ann to the answers and solutions she needs and away from the doubt, concern, questions, worry and fear and even maybe anger she holds on to. And please Lord, lastly, orientate her to the Love of Jesus Christ as she is orientated to the Law of the Bible–Your word of truth.
We pray this in Jesus’ name