A Prayer From My Dad

My dad, as it turns out, is one of my blog's biggest fans.  Though he doesn't often leave a comment here, he tells me how much he likes it, and he tells my siblings, too.  In fact, although I can't prove it, I think he probably tells a lot of people to read it, which is probably why I have had 5,500 visits to my blog since Easter.  A few weeks ago he received an e-mail, a prayer, which he loved, and he thought I might want to use it in my blog.  Here it is:

Dear Lord, I thank You for this day.  I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning.  I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God.  You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me.  Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you.  I ask now for Your forgiveness.  Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.  Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.  Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.  Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things.  Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over.  Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil.  And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrong doing, and receive the forgiveness of God.  And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example – to slip away and find a quiet place to pray.  It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits.  I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart.  Continue to use me to do Your will.  Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others.  Keep me strong that I may help the weak.  Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.  I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way.  I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood.  I pray for those who don't know You intimately.  I pray for those who will throw this away without sharing it with others.  I pray for those that don't believe.  But I thank you that I believe.  I believe that God changes people and God changes things.  I pray for all my sisters and brothers.  For each and every family member in their households.  I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.  I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem,circumstance, or situation greater than God.  Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.  I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly. This is my prayer.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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5 responses to “A Prayer From My Dad

  • Helen Losse

    Please tell your dad he was right: Posting this was good idea. And tell him I’m saying a prayer for him (and you) right now.

  • Carol

    You’re very blessed to have a dad that believes in prayer.

  • Denise

    I just received this exact prayer from a coworker on Friday. She has had it on her desk for several years and “happened” to have an extra copy. We prayed this together, out loud, in her office before discussing a project where others have been less than helpful. It is amazing when God tells us, ever so gently, to pay attention!!!

  • Lou (Linda)

    Thanks, ladies. And yes, I am blessed. In more ways than I can count.

  • Prayer warrior

    Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    I Pray. Please pray for financial miracle Blessing from Heaven … For Work & Good pay for each Family Live on Same road I Live on. I pray God will over flow Blessing from Heaven. For each families. The Ones who are not saved In the Blood of Jesus will get save. I Pray For Peace, Love & Joy For each Family on same rode I live on. & please Heal each ones Health. Pray for Each Family Salvation. For each Families In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray… Amen… I Do Pray for Anger Kids Will Reach to God Hands For Peace, Love, & Joy That Jesus Christ Can Give to Kids…. I Have Faith God will provide People for Jobs. Heaven is not in no depressing. Pray In The Name Of Jesus Christ.

    Seek Kingdom Of Heaven

    Matt. 7:7, 8: “Ask, and it shall be given you

    I Peter 3:12 – “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer…”

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