Heavenly Father,
You’ve done it again! Every year as the celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection approaches, I ask You to show me something new about Jesus. Last night as my husband and I watched the movie “The Passion of Christ,” You pointed out something new. We watch the movie once a year during Holy Week. It is a very hard movie. We can only watch it once a year and that is only because we don’t dare want to ever forget what You gave us when You sent Jesus to die and be resurrected for us.
There is always a temptation to want to close my eyes when it comes to certain parts but I make myself watch. This year I saw something new. There may be a few things in the movie that have been added to what the historical account in the Bible tells, but the horror of Jesus’ torture and death is probably pretty accurate. This year’s viewing hit me in a new way starting with Jesus being led like a quiet willing sheep to slaughter. The Son of God- who helped make all there is in the beginning- the One who has all power and authority on heaven and earth, the only One ever born to live completely without any sin, the One who has the right to judge was escorted like a guilty criminal before His own creations and allowed Himself to be judged and convicted to death.
The new thing I saw was the deep look of love Jesus had for:
• the ones who swore allegiance unto death but fled at the sign of danger
• the ones who yelled “Crucify Him!”
• the ones who told lies to have Him put to death
• the one who could find no guilt in Him yet allowed the crowd to rule
• the ones who beat Him beyond recognition, spit on Him and mocked Him
• the ones He loved who deserted him, denied Him and betrayed Him
• the one who was released in His place
• the ones who drove the nails
Jesus look of love was more powerful than any personal hurt, disappointment, abandonment, loneliness he experienced. He knew why He was giving His life. He wasn’t killed—He gave His life so we can live forever with You. He knew we are each weak and cannot save ourselves. He knew we were all sinners. He knew He was taking our deserved punishment for our sin. He, who has no sin, gives each of us that same powerful look of love from the cross despite our sin against You, Lord. It is His desire that not even one should perish. I want to look at You and others with Jesus’ look of love.

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“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely, He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:3-6

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17

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Your Prayer Prompt-
Lord, open my eyes to see Your look of love for me from the cross…

Heavenly Father,
I cringe when I think how long I let unforgiveness have a foothold in my life. Almost twenty years is too long! It’s true that according to the world’s standards I was innocent and had every right to be angry, and those who had hurt me had no right to expect my forgiveness. Yet one day I realized a horrible poison was causing a deadly cancer to grow in me. It was unforgiveness. The symptoms caused bitter sickness whenever the offender’s name was mentioned or the sight of them. It was eating away at my peace and joy. It was interfering with my freedom to live fully in Your forgiveness, Lord.

One day I read Jesus’ warning. “If you forgive men when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins against you, Your Father will not forgive your sins.” Ouch!! Lord, You were speaking to my very soul. It was Your deep desire to heal me from this deadly disease of unforgiveness. You knew I was innocent of the wrong in the first place, but I had let my pain and bitterness get a dangerous foothold deep in my soul. I was in critical spiritual health.

Lord, it took repeated times of forgiving. I didn’t mean it as much when I first began. Yet the more I prayed for those who had hurt me, the more I meant it. Each time I forgave them, it became a little more sincere. What a relief! What a burden lifted! How I praise You for helping me to forgive like You did me. The more I practice forgiveness, the easier it becomes. Father, forgive them as You have forgiven me. Let us all live in the freedom of forgiveness that is only possible because of Jesus Christ.

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“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13

“…Forgive and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25

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Your Prayer Prompt-
Heavenly Father, I forgive….

 

Heavenly Father, today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent- the season approaching Your priceless gift of Jesus’ death and resurrection for our eternal salvation. For years, I didn’t know what Ash Wednesday or Lent were since the church I grew up in didn’t always observe these traditions. I am all for anything that helps us realize who You are, Father…and who we are. Ash Wednesday was established to help us realize and admit we have sinned against You, Lord. That is true. Those who observe Ash Wednesday, have ashes placed on their foreheads often in the shape of a cross with a spoken reminder that our bodies will return to dust. That is also true. Yet, as I was contemplating what to give up for Lent this year, You placed “enjoy” on my heart. What a surprise!
Realizing I am a sinner and giving up something I really like usually doesn’t immediately spell enjoyment! But as I think about who You are, Lord, and all You do for me, I am humbled as I think of the ways I have disappointed You, not trusted You, rebelled against You, ignored You, argued with You, been prideful in front of You- in all Your majestic glory! Oh yes! I have sinned against You. Yet, I know that as soon as I ask, because of Jesus, I am forgiven. I also fully understand that my body will return to dust. I have buried far too many loved ones to not realize how real that truth is. So where does enjoyment come in?

The surprise for me came this morning when You pointed out that I was created for Your enjoyment! I wondered how I could possibly bring You enjoyment… I thought of my children and grandchildren, and though they made mistakes and might have rebelled against me, I enjoy who they are, who I know they are becoming. Their feeble young attempts to show me love in their limited way and watching them grow and mature has brought me immense enjoyment in my life!

Then You placed on my heart that I need to enjoy You! I can only truly enjoy Your very real presence in my soul when I confess and turn from my sin; when I realize I cannot be holy enough to dwell with You without my Savior Jesus to completely do away with my sin. It is done! I also realize I still need to cut out things that want to sneak in and take priority in my life. How can I truly enjoy You, Lord, when I am focused on other things? So yes, I am ready to admit I need Jesus, and I will give up things which threaten to come between us. But I will fill those areas that are taken away with the rich enjoyment of Your presence that I can savor for all eternity long after this body has turned to dust! You enjoy me so I can enjoy You! Sounds like love!

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This prophecy about Jesus in Isaiah 61:1-2 is how much the Lord enjoys us and the only way we can truly enjoy Him:
“The 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.”

“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4

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Your Prayer Prompt-
Father, How can I bring you enjoyment….

Most High God,

There are times I fit all too well into this world…and there are times I feel completely out of place in this world. This morning I seem to be out of place. As I hear things that are dishonoring to You, it hurts my heart. How can people live their lives without any thought of You—the very One who created them and gives them life? They live their lives with no thought or acknowledgement of Your sovereignty. Worse yet, is the mocking, downright rebellion, rejection and haughty attitudes that spit in Your face—the very One who knit our DNA and cells into existence—the One who created all the beauty and wonder and miracles to give us breath, life and everything we need.

I hear young children use Your Holy name like a flippant curse word; I hear older people who should know better say Your name with vulgar ugliness spewing from their hearts. It seems fewer people honor You with their lives, actions and words. It seems like there is more honor for the latest movie, sports team, lottery, manmade achievement, political party, paystub, vacation spot, musician, Hollywood star, house, car, animal, biggest TV, latest tech gadget—pretty much anything other than You and Your Son Jesus.

Yet You knew all this when You sent Your Son Jesus to be born as one of us (yet holy and without sin) for the sole purpose of taking our eternal punishment. Not one of us is without sin against You (including me). We have all dishonored You—yet You love us and desire that we will choose to accept the great honor You have given us through the sacrifice of Your Son even though we are definitely undeserving. It is Your great desire to have us live with You forever in perfect peace. It is Your desire that not one should perish but have the eternal life You long to give us. The day is coming when every single one of us will see You in all Your glory and realize who You are.  Father, thank You for the way You honored me with Jesus’ death and resurrection—though I do not deserve it. Help me honor You more and above all in this earthly life and forever.

 

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Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they ae doing.’” on the cross, Luke 23:34

 

“’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-38

 

 

“Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and worship Him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: ‘You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being.’”  Revelation 4:9-11

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Prayer Prompt-

Father, show me what I honor above You…

Heavenly Father,

During the past week, I’ve been extremely aware of the distractions that come as I take time in prayer with You, Lord. I know it happens all the time, but each day I have purposely set aside quiet time in my backyard to spend alone with You during this past week, I have been more aware of how easily distracted I am. With all my heart, I have started out desiring to simply be still and spend time enjoying Your presence, worshipping You, praising You, thanking You, listening to You,  and then bringing people before You. No matter how sincere my intentions were, within the first few minutes, it seemed I caught my mind wandering…to a dead leaf on a plant that needed to be picked off, to a potting bench project that needs to be completed, to a crazy squirrel trying to get in my bird feeder, to my nearby phone that seemed to be calling me even with no ring! How easily I am distracted! I think that’s why I write a lot when praying to You. It helps me stay focused on You!

As soon as I was saddened at the thought of how quickly I am distracted during my special time with You, You showered me with tender love. You reminded me that even though my husband and I truly love one another, that at times we become so accustomed to one another’s voices that we simply do not hear the words the other is saying. We still love one another. We just have to work a little harder at concentrating on the very one we love who is so near. Father, how patient You are with me! How tender is Your beautiful mercy. You understand my prone to wandering. Yet You also appreciate my attempts to come to You with all my heart, mind and soul.

You are so personally involved in our lives that this morning, as I once again sat outside for my alone time with You, I opened my devotion up to read and it “just so happened” to be about “wandering from Your peaceful presence!” You would think after all my years of loving my time with You, I wouldn’t wander. Funny, the distractions seem to happen more often for me when the pathway seems smooth. It’s easier to want all my requests to be heard when there is a huge challenge to overcome. Then You have all my attention!  Lord, I’m so glad You know my humanness and are there to help remind me to come back to You as soon as I realize I have wandered. Let me recognize the distractions and turn back to You, the One who loves me anyway! Father, I am so grateful that You are never distracted from me.

 

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“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the body is weak.”   Matthew 26:41

 

“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what He said. But Martha became distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to Him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’  ‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset by many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:39-41

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Prayer Prompt-

Lord, show me what distracts me from Your sweet presence…

Gracious Loving Lord,

I have been amazed more than once by a spouse who forgave their marriage partner and kept on loving them even after they were unfaithful. That is some incredible love. I believe it goes past human capacity for love. It has to be Your love flowing through them. In the cases I am thinking of, I have seen the love grow stronger than ever once they get past that huge challenge. The cheating mate sometimes realizes that no one else could ever love them with that type of love. It won’t work if the one cheated on keeps bringing up the offense, always hanging it over their head, like a debt that cannot ever be paid.(Although it takes time for trust to rebuild). The unfaithfulness has to be forgiven and forgotten, which takes time and a lot of help from You, Lord. And the cheating has to stop. There has to be true repentance and sorrow. Faithful love covers a multitude of sins.

Yet that is how You love us, Lord. We belong to You. You created us to be in a forever relationship with You, and yet every single one of us has at some time cheated on You. We’ve been unfaithful. We have loved someone or something more than You. We have even offered our mind, bodies and souls to another god- of money, fame, status, material possessions, drugs, alcohol, entertainment, sexual pleasure, power, reputation- even religion without love for You can be a god…Sometimes we even get so obsessed with other relationships that they come before You. All our other relationships will grow in love when our relationship with You is first.

Father, I know there will be temptations to cheat on You because even Jesus was tempted (although He was the only One who remained true without sin). Lord, help me realize those temptations for what they are. Forgive me for the flirtations, for the seemingly little harmless times I look at other gods and am tempted to give my heart and soul to another. I belong to You. You loved me so much that You sent Jesus to bring me back to You. He died on the cross to completely cover my sins against You and my unfaithfulness to You. I am pledged to You through Jesus Christ; sealed for all eternity with the Holy Spirit. Jesus is coming back for me to take me to Your Home. I want to be found faithful to You, Lord. Let me love You with all my heart, mind and soul. Let me be true to You.

 

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“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred towards God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit He caused to live in us envies intensely? But He gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you.”  James 4:4-8

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed  in the name of God’s one and only Son.”  John 3:16-18

“Jesus said (on the cross), ‘Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.’”  Luke 23:34

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Prayer Prompt-

Lord, I am sorry for being unfaithful to You by…

Heavenly Father,

My husband had a fairly routine surgery last Friday. He’s doing well—back to work, though still recuperating. I thought I knew him well (and I’m sure I know him better than anyone else at this point). However, when the surgeon came out to the waiting room to show me results of the surgery, the photos from his laparoscopic surgery showed me parts of my hubby I had never seen before. I saw his insides…way down deep into the place his bones and organs reside.

My hubby and I are best friends. We do almost everything together. After twenty-two years of marriage and life together, we pretty much know what the other is going to say in different circumstances. We can talk about almost anything. We enjoy working together, playing together, eating together and worshipping together. We share this adventure of life with You, Lord. We truly know each other. But those photos made me realize that You know us better than anyone else ever could—no matter how close we think we are to someone.

Lord, You thought of us and made a one-of-a-kind spirit and knit all those sinews, bones, organs, DNA and muscles together to house a unique soul before we were even conceived in our mothers’ wombs. You know every tiny thought, secret, attitude which no one else sees—long before it is voiced or even brought to our attention. You KNOW us-with all our imperfections and sins—and You still love us! You love us enough to have Jesus die for us so we could be holy as He is—so we could be pure and able to live in Your presence forever and ever. Lord, search all parts of me and help me take out anything which hinders a life with You. Thank You for Your undeserved amazing forgiveness and grace. And though I can’t see You with my physical eyes, Lord, help me see more and more of who You really are!

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“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”   Hebrews 4:12-13

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Psalm 139:23-24

“What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.”  Philippians 3:7-9

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Prayer Prompt-

Lord God, do You see Jesus in me?

Heavenly Father,

Not only can You help me lie down in green pastures while in a loud MRI tube, but You are revealing Yourself a little more at the same time! Anyone who has had a MRI knows that even the earplugs they give you do not shut out the explosive pounds that reverberate your body. They tell you to lie perfectly still while you wonder if your silver fillings or wedding ring might suddenly fly up to the ceiling. It is amazing how much you want to adjust your position when someone tells you to lie still. But all I had to do was think of You and I find myself in Your perfect peace and am still enough to see You are with me…even in a tight tube!

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to look deep into your body at soft tissue and organs as well as bones. It goes way past my understanding to know how a machine can see under my skin. In fact, it goes way past my understanding how all the bones, tissues and nerves can make my body move! As I laid in that tube, I realized You can see way past what a MRI can see. Lord, You see what cannot be seen…into my very soul. My Lord, You see the very spirit of what makes me who I am. Though You care about my earthly body, You cherish my soul. You look past the blood and guts, the organs and nerves (Though You made them and they are miraculously made!) You know me better than I know myself. You know me more intimately than my husband, family or friends.

You look past all the sin, mistakes, fashionable clothes, make-up, childish thinking, worldly influence, my own silly plans…and see the real me. You see who You created me to be. My doctor ordered the MRI so He can pinpoint the injury and treat the cause. You look into my very soul and see what’s wrong so You can heal my spirit and make it new through Jesus Christ. You created us in Your image, yet we all need Jesus to complete our very soul- to make us whole- to give us eternal life- to heal us- to take away our sin- to continually help us grow into what You created us to be. You don’t need an MRI to see the real me. Search me, O Lord, and take away anything that does not glorify You. Help the very soul of me reflect Jesus to this world and those around me.

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“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting.”   Psalm 139:23-24

“For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”  Hebrews 4:12-13

“O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit up and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways” Psalm 139:1-3

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Prayer Prompt-

Heavenly Father, search way down deep in my very soul…

Heavenly Father,

Easter could easily slip by as just another cutesy holiday- with colorfully designed Easter eggs, decorated baskets and fluffy bunnies. We could easily miss the most incredible event to ever happen. The most ludicrous lavish gift was given to us on a cross…where You planned for heaven and earth, God and man to intersect and be joined for all eternity…if we are simply willing to believe and accept the glorious treasure You have shared with us.  To honor what You gave us in Your Son Jesus Christ, we have read the biblical accounts and watched several versions of movies of Jesus’ final journey to Jerusalem which include His betrayal, condemnation, beatings, suffering and death on a simple wooden cross. It is more than I can handle or comprehend.

Yet I dare not turn away from it. I make myself listen to His tender announcement to His dearest followers to warn them of His upcoming death. I cry with Jesus as I think of the agony no one had ever endured before as He took on the sins of the world. Every horrible deed or thought ever committed before or since was placed on His innocent body. He was the only one worthy to carry it. I am baffled by the way He willingly held out His hands to be led away when He didn’t have to. I can’t believe He quietly let a well-known criminal be set free so He could die in His place. I cringe as they beat Him with glass and rocks woven in to the whips to tear away His flesh. I make myself watch as they pound the large nails into His precious hands and feet.  I dare not turn my eyes as He tries to pull Himself up on the cross to breathe. Through tears, I watch His life-blood flow out. In the midst of all of it, He calls out to You- to forgive us…for He knows we don’t know what we are doing. Your very own Son experiences the eternal abandonment by You…so we can be forever united with You. I make myself watch as He takes His final breath and dies.

I believe it is critical to look at Jesus on the cross. How else can we even begin to comprehend all You gave us when You gave us Jesus Christ. It is painful and ugly…but I dare not look away. I will not stop watching because it is all part of the most amazing gift You’ve ever given. If I stopped watching at the cross, it might seem hopeless. But I keep watching! Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is critical to our whole gift. It is the greatest act of love ever. It was not the end, but the beginning. I will keep watching….I will not look away…because Sunday is coming! Jesus’ resurrection and victory are at hand! Keep watching!

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“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:18

“Let us fix our gaze on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:5-11

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Prayer Prompt-

Glorious Father, help me to see what You want me to see on the cross…

O Lord, my God!

Here I come once again to be alone with You. I am battle-weary. I need some spiritual first aid from You, Lord. There are times it is very evident that this world is not my home. Some days the arguments, misunderstandings, name-calling and lack of love simply wear me down. Sometimes the attacks are not necessarily aimed at me but there are so many arrows flying in all directions that I am caught in the crossfire. I realize I am in enemy territory. Other times the attacks are not towards me personally but are aimed at all those who are called by Your name. It’s hard not to take them personally because I belong to You.

The attacks which probably take me most off-guard are the ones that come through people I love and trust. They blindside me and knock me for a deep blow. My first thought is to put up my defenses and wallow in the pain. Then You help me remember that my enemy is not flesh and blood. You remind me that the true enemy is easily defeated with the name of Jesus Christ. Your love and grace immediately begin to heal the wound that left alone would fester with unforgiveness.

Lord, I am incredibly grateful that I can run to You for shelter and refuge any time anywhere. I’m thankful that Jesus warned us we would have such attacks so we wouldn’t be surprised. I love that You restore my soul and fill me up so I can forgive, pray for and love those who have been instruments in the enemies hand’s. Give me the love of Jesus which prays, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Father, thank You for Your loving shelter where I find all I could ever need. Once again, You’ve restored my soul and now I can go back out into this world ready to share Your love.

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“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  Ephesians 5:12

“But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:44-45

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  Psalm 23

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Prayer Prompt-

Father, I am wounded. This is who I need You to help me pray for and love…