Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Road to Heaven – A Prayer

Dearest Heavenly Father,

As we begin another new day help us to glorify you in all we do and say. Give us courage as we face the temptations set before us today by the devil, the world, and our own sinfulness. Keep us from that Long Black Train which, as the song writer says, leads to no where and in the end to destruction. Rather, help us and guide us as we climb step by step the rocky and difficult path that leads to eternity with you. Help us to press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called [us] heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)

And dear Father, as we witness the breakdown of families in our society, we ask you to be with the many children who are the innocent victims of divorced parents. Comfort their hearts with the knowledge that you love them deeply. Help parents to realize the precious gifts they have in their children. Send your Holy Angels to walk beside each child and protect him/her from harm. May all parents remember these words spoken by Jesus in Matthew 18:10: See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Help married couples to take their vows seriously and to remember that marriage is a Holy institution initiated by you and not to be entered into lightly, or in haste and without forethought. When problems arise guide them to your word for wisdom and help.

We ask it all in the name of Jesus our Savior and Brother, in the name of God the Father, our Creator and Preserver, and in the name of the Holy Spirit who gives us faith.


By Kristeen - To God be the Glory!

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