Prayer Requests for the Week 5/19/20
Prayer Requests for the week of May 19 / Our God Satisfies
In our time of need we urge you to join us in praying for ourselves, our church, our city and beyond. The current season is providing us abundant opportunities to trust, to tune our hearts with our God. We’re challenged to draw closer to Him with our doubts, our struggles, our confusions and disappointments (Heb 4:16). And also to seek our hopes, our joys, our praises and our gratitudes. As we pray this week we hope to find solace in His word as He enlarges our hearts to know Him more and in vibrant new ways. We will find Him faithful and trustworthy.
Read Psalm 63 in its entirety.
We turn our eyes to You. Lord, with eternal gratitude we proclaim You are our God. In all the struggles of our heart and all that competes for right allegiances, You are the One worthy of seeking. Create in us a hunger and thirst for You as one who is in a dry and weary place. Turn our hearts to see You in the sanctuary, the high and lifted up One. May we behold Your power and Your glory there.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.” Psalm 63:1-2
We turn our eyes to our own hearts. And as we behold Your power and glory we will clearly see that Your steadfast love is indeed better than life. You lavish that love on us through the giving of Your own Son.
Our lips will praise You. We will worship You with lifted hands. Our mouths will praise You.
“Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; “ Psalm 63:4-6
We turn our eyes outward to those around us. We continue to ask for wisdom and help as our community, state, nation and nations of the world begin to take steps towards re-opening.
- We ask that You, Lord of Hosts, continue to provide mercy to stay the virus and any increased spread.
- For those who have been crippled financially, restore and provide for them.
- For those who have been impacted emotionally, be that place of refuge for them. Surround them with those who will build them up and encourage them, giving them clear steps towards health.
- For those who have considered the grace of who You are for the first time, continue to draw them to Yourself. Provide for them a hunger and thirst for You and Your Word.
- For those who have for the first time seen clearly their mission as part of Your church, send them out into Your harvest fields.
In all of this we acknowledge You are holy and sovereign and good. In the days ahead, days that will return to normalcy, may we remember the lessons we are learning from Your hands of grace.
We turn our eyes back to You. You have been our help. You are our help. You offer to us a place of shelter, a safe place, a place of security as we draw near to You. May Your grace keep us in that place, the shadow of Your wings. It is there we will overflow with songs of joy. Thank-you Lord, for the freedom You pour out on us.
“for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. “ Psalm 63:7-8