Friday, April 22, 2011

GOOD Friday

So they took Jesus, and, carrying the cross Himself, He went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.
There they crucified him, and with two others, one on either side,
with Jesus in the middle.
John 19:16-18
Oh Jesus,
For the sake of your sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For all those who are struggling, hurting, or battling something, let them surrender to your Holy will. Help them to know that they are being brought closer to you and your suffering on the cross. Your way is perfection, your love is perfection. As we arrive at our destination, the foot of the cross, let us look up and be grateful for your sacrifice. Help us to submerge ourselves in your Holy perfect Love, May we share your Name with all that we encounter.
In His name,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Holy Week...5 days till Easter

Peter said to Him,
"Master, why can I not follow you now?
I will lay down my life for you."
Jesus answered,
"Will you lay down your life for me?
Amen, Amen, I say to you,
the cock will not crow before you deny me three times."
John 13:37-38
Reading the Holy Scripture this morning, i was amazed how God was speaking to me. Struggling this last month to get these prayers posted has been very humbling for me. Yes, my computer had a most nasty virus, and yes i waited too long to take it in to be fixed, which made it even worse off. But the real YES and the truth of the matter is I just didn't try hard enough. Then i just felt shame for not doing for God (and you all) what I said and committed to doing...just like Peter. I got my computer back last Thursday and here I am Tuesday with a post!WHY? I can only say that my complacency, guilt, and busyness kept me from praying with you. I have no excuse but that. And as much as I have let myself down and some of you down ( I lost several followers), the fact of the matter is I let God down because this was part of my Lenten promise to Him. Simply put, I told Him I would do it and I didn't.
So what now??
I get back up, I confess and ask forgiveness, and I refuse to let satan win!
Like I stated in a previous post, I believe it is no coincidence that my computer broke within a week of starting this series. The problem is that i became like Peter...believing I would stop at nothing to fulfill my promise, only to quickly give up when it became too hard.
It shows me the depth of God's love for me that He would take my sin by giving up on Him and this promise I made, and He would turn it around to Glorify Himself through this Holy Scripture.
Oh how He loves us....
Lover of my soul,
Forgive me when I deny you. Here I humbly sit, feeling the weight of your cross, my sin.
THANK YOU for allowing me to feel so deeply just a tiny glimpse of your sacrifice.
As we come closer to the foot of the cross to watch you suffer a most agonizing death, help us to love like you love Jesus. Help us to dig in during these final days of the journey and carry the cross with you Lord. Help us to be like Veronica, wiping the blood from Your precious face with no regard for ourselves.
We praise You, we love You, we trust You.
In the name of Jesus,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 25 of Lent

Prayers and Scripture for Lent
Day 25
He (Jesus) then spoke this parable addressed to those who believed in their own self-righteousness while holding everyone else in contempt.
Luke 18:9
Holy Father,
Sometimes when we are trying so hard to do what is right, we forget how lost we once were. Being on Your righteous path does not make us righteous, it is Your law that is righteous. Let us not forget how quickly we can fall. Yet even in our fall, when we humble ourselves to you, you are there to pick us up again and again.
Praise Your unending mercy!
In the name of Jesus,