Grace and Glory on September 11th

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A prayer for Sunday service on September 11th:

Lord, we offer a prayer for Your Guidance, Your Hope and Your Stability. We know these days are often challenging for us, but also SO GOOD because we are SO BLESSED. As summer fades, we know for sure that these times and days are CHANGING. There are good times but there are painful changes in our lives also, yet we MUST remember that YOU DO NOT change. You, Lord, are the same yesterday, today and forever.

Just like us watching a beautiful Harvest Moon, ushering in a new season, we must remember You have a plan for us all, and we are to FOCUS ON THINGS ABOVE. You bless us in our short season here on earth because You want us to know Your faithfulness. You have sent Your Holy Spirit to guide us in our living.

This week alone we have seen such changes, from the death of a seemingly unmovable icon in the Queen, to losses of friends and family, to the anniversary of an unforgettable and unimaginable day, 21 years ago today, September 11th.

You reached for all those souls, Lord, simultaneously that day. GRACE and GLORY. May they have seen You as we ARE to see You, Good and Perfect. On that 9-11 day and today, You teach us PERSEVERANCE.

We must pray for our recognition of the REACH that You CONTINUE to have for EACH of us, including those who don’t know You, yet. Open their eyes Lord. Your sacrifice on the Cross means we can now TRULY LIVE. You model for us: Perfect LOVE.

Jesus, God with us, we are so grateful our sins are forgiven thru You and we will live eternally in Your Kingdom. You have righted our wrongs. Help us Holy Spirit to model our days as Jesus lives, and help us to keep Your commands. Strengthen us Lord. Bring us the Joy of the Morning.

Jesus You tell us to live WITHOUT FEAR of the world because You have overcome it. You tell us, Lord, that You have ALREADY done it ALL, defeating death and that You will come again. All evil will be defeated and every knee will bow. Help us holdfast until that day.

In the Word You shared thru Isaiah:
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

Thank You Lord for Your Save.
Thank You for Your Faithfulness.

Because of Jesus’s GRACE and GLORY, in His SAVING Name above all names, we pray.

Amen

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