A Prayer of Purposefulness

img_20161109_164352099The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.

~Isaiah 61:3~

LORD Jesus,

May I bring the good news to the poor and bind up the brokenhearted.  May I bestow on them the knowledge that You love them and see them as a vision of beauty.  May I bring words of hope and joy to erase the despair and mourning.  This world is just so stinking hard.  Peoples lives are in fractures.  You have given me a shady spot in which to sit- to be and to hope.  Please bring people into my day today who need their wounds bound.  May I be the light, ever so faint, to drive away the darkness.

This is my prayer.  I praise You for all you have done.  May I simply tell the world all the good You are, LORD Jesus.

Amen.

 

About Janelle Upton

My name is Janelle and I am so glad you are here. I am a person who God brought out of a dark pit and set in a spacious place to be healed and really live. I love to study, read, and ponder all things that will lead me to understand who God is and what He is doing in my life. May what you read in this space lead you to walk closer to the God that is crazy in love with you.

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