Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Prayer for Peace...

Websters definitions of Peace:
1 - freedom from disagreement or quarrels. an undisturbed state of mind, absence of mental conflict, serenity.
2 - freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

God I do so praise you for who you are, for the mighty hand that spins this universe. I am coming now in prayer for that same hand in my life to deliver peace to me.

Peace from the disagreement and quarrels between my heart and head now. Those that tell me I've missed the mark. That I'm used up. That somehow things are my fault, so that I have no business wanting to be used more now. That I don't have more to offer than what I already have, and that there is limit and an expiration date.
Oh God - one does knows better, one doubts in the quiet.

Peace from the heavy blanket that tries to wrap around me when it's quiet. That tries to settle in as soon as the enemy sees an open door day & night. Help me not to snuggle into something that is not for my benefit and can damage my life and my walk with you.

The results of a life interrupted. I know I must lean in, in every moment. To rest in you God, to seek out your better plan. Its so hard right now to accept what I now understand I havent yet, to deal with what I know I am still holding on to.

Father pour out onto this daughter of yours confidence and patience as you make your new plan known to me, and whatever it is I pray I am quick to see it. Jesus wrap your ever open arms around me and intercede as my Warrior in those battles that are ever waiting to erupt. Holy Spirit, please guide me, whisper to me 'right or left' and show me steps to discover that plan.

God please keep me close to those you use so powerfully in my life, and continue to work all things together for my good.

Amen

5 comments:

Becky said...

I need this prayer in my life as well! I'll keep you in my prayers. Thanks for sharing!

Marisa Lykins said...

my scripture for today - may it be yours too Becky...

Lord, sustain me as you promised, that I may live! Do not let my hope be crushed.
Psalm 119:116

Lisa said...

Marisa, I'm still praying for you. I know that God has something wonderful for you because you are such a blessing. Here's another verse for you: ‎"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 Peter 5:10

Marisa Lykins said...

thank you Lisa! today has been a trial, but thanks to you guys there are reminders of blessings abundant :)

Amy said...

Marisa,

I promise to be praying for you- lifting you to the Father! I know what those silent moments are like ... how loud the enemy's voice can be ... but you are absolutely right- lean and listen for his voice ... it will be the gentle one, not the one that accuses or chides you- but the one who whispers to your heart!!
He has much for you to do sister!
Love,
amy