Monday, April 18, 2011

A Prayer of Protection

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! What wonderful weather we are having. Cool air, bright sunshine...who could ask for more? We are blessed! I am so sorry for all the people affected by the tornadoes in NC. Such devastation! I pray they will be able to get their lives back together!

I saw some unusual sights yesterday. Right outside my window, a lady cardinal landed in the podocarpus hedge and started attacking the leaves on the branches. She was furiously pecking and pulling them off and doing it so hard that she tipped over, climbed back up and then moved to another twig, still frowning, and attacked that one,too. This time she fell down to the branch below, climbed back up once again and pulled until the leaves were flying. I don't what the bush did to offend her, but she was sure getting revenge on it! It was funny!

Then, last night, I went outside and watched for the international space station, and sure enough, I saw it come up out of the southwestern sky and move swiftly overhead until it was very bright and went out of my field of vision behind some trees. It was truly awesome. I had seen it once before when it went over, but it was hard to see and very small compared to this time. Then, I saw behind me the moon coming up. A very full moon just rising over the trees! God is good!

This prayer is from the Sacred Assembly our church had some years ago. I still pray this for myself each morning:

Dear Heavenly Father,
We honor You as our Lord. We acknowledge that You are always present with us. You are the only all powerful and only wise God. You are kind and loving in all Your ways. We love you and we thank you that we are united with Jesus and spiritually alive in Him.

We thank you for the life that we have in Christ, and we ask You to fill us with Your Holy Spirit that we may live our lives free from sin. You are the Vine and we are the branches, apart from You we can do nothing. We take our stand against Satan and command all his evil spirits to depart from us. We ask these things in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,