Pastoral Prayer: 25 May 2014 PM
[You have liberty to use this in your church or personal devotions. May your heart be lifted. Mike]
Our hearts and minds are lifted up to you, O our God, in rich appreciation. As Jonathan told his armor bearer when they took the daring risk to engage the Philistines, “nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few” (1 Samuel 14.6). There is nothing, no one, no condition, no circumstance, no competitor, no cerebral malfunction, no failure of courage, no catastrophe that can hinder you from saving, rescuing, and triumphing! And therefore, there is no created thing out there or in here that can separate us from your love! No, in fact, because this is who you are, then truly in all these things we are more than conquerors through yourself who has loved us – and the seal, the guarantee of this truth is Christ crucified for our transgressions (O what costly love!) and is risen for our justification (Romans 8.37-39, 4.25)!