I need prayers for my son who went into a diabetic coma and is currently in ICU. What kills my wife and i is that we are about 200 miles away and driving to his University. Please pray for healing and comfort for my wife and I.
I can only imagine the pain, confusion, and dread that you are currently feeling. I will not pretend to know what you are going through. I will not sit here and type that everything will be alright. I will say that at times like this, God can give you the peace and comfort that can only come from the Holy spirit.
Lord, waking up to another shooting is too much. We need you. This country needs you. This society needs you. We pray for those is Dayton that had their lives changed forever by this senseless act. May the peace that comes from you that surpasses all understanding come.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Father, tonight I pray for peace that can only come from you. I pray for our country and I pray for strength. Tensions are high and we have more questions than answers. We have aching hearts for our brothers and sisters in El Paso. We pray for peace and we act in love. PJSLB
Luke 15:1, 3-4 “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear him…Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”
Are we actively pursuing “lost sheep”?
Are we willing to leave behind our friendships, social network, family and even church involvements to pursue, go after lost sheep?
Are we willing to go after lost sheep until they are found?
This re-orientation of priorities is radical and rare among God’s people. The lost sheep are the “low hanging fruit.” They know what it means to follow the Shepherd; they once grazed next to us, but now they have wondered off.
Who is pursuing them?
Who is going after them?
Jesus was on a mission to pursue lost sheep. He still is.
Lord Jesus, fill me with your love for people who have wandered away from your family. I desire to live on your mission and not just for myself.
It’s hard to go after lost sheep when you are judgmental. Love one another as Jesus has taught us. That will open the door to all. PJSLB