Beyond the Cloud
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So happy for you Anne.
Will keep praying for finances, "sisterhood", career and precious.
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Father, I also hope that you won't think I'm greedy when I ask you to show me for certain that she's a keeper--that finally in my life there is someone who is really in with me for the long haul--that she's truly thinking of me as a sister--that I am important in her life and she won't ever trade me in or ditch me. It sounds so absurd to be worried about these things, Lord, but I've let the wrong people in too close before and the result was so much sadness and disappointment. Those occurences were my mistake because I didn't check in with you first. Lord, it's not too late for me to keep my distance and lower my expectations down to "friend" status. I am stopped dead in my tracks now, as I wait on you to show me for sure whether or not I have a lifelong sister on my hands--one who will want to hang out and who will always be there and who loves me like family. I believe, Lord, that you have known how deep my longing has been for just that sort of human relationship, and I looked in all the wrong places to find it. Now there is someone who is a spiritual giant--totally in love with you--and doesn't put inappropriate stuff on my plate or inspire me to put in on hers. I'm close to full acceptance, Lord, but I need your confirmation. I need to be sure if this is a lifer or a just passin' through thing.
Lord, help me to be fully dependent on you, and not to want from C or anyone what ought to rightly come from you and you alone. I am so eager, dear Jesus, to be right with you, and to keep growing up in my faith. I just ask that you forgive me my need for a bit extra in the realm of human relationships. Sometimes, Lord, I just want to be hugged by a flesh-and-blood sister and walk and chat and have fun times with a sister that is here on earth. So much of my past has been with people who should have cared for me responsibly really messing me up and hurting me. I need someone close and safe.
Please bless C, no matter what, Lord. Help her to be completely covered by your grace at all times. Prosper her and her real family, Lord, if for no other reason than for the kindness she has shown me so far.
Thanks Lord, for listening to me all the time, but especially today when I am so overwhelmed by IRS garbage and so many rigid changes at work. I love you, Lord. And I promise to always love you more than ANYONE or ANYTHING else! I offer these prayers in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:26 PM
I am coming to you in quite the mixed up state today. On the one hand, I am filled with your righteous fire and contempt for the enemy. On the other, I'm feeling broken and low. Please use me, Lord, to cast out the darkness that is trying to take hold in my life and in the lives of people I love. Let me be bold because I am under your OMNIPOTENT shield of protection.
More and more I see what a loser the enemy is, and how pathetic! He will use anything he can to try and bring us down--particularly when we are filled with your Holy Spirit and coasting on the joy of your goodness. It seems that each and every time there is real good in our lives, that nasty one-trick pony comes nosing around and trying to spoil things. For days, Lord, I have been sad because of the job he's been doing on the vulnerable places of my heart, but today, Lord, I'm angry. I'm just so sick of him and his perpetual plays on the same old lie from the Garden! I just needed to come here this afternoon, Lord, to publicly proclaim his nothingness, and to do so under the blood and righteousness of Jesus!
Lord, the evil one is a liar. He is the weak one. He is jealous. He tangles with us because he's not fit to mess with you. He's been spending the past week whispering, shouting, and everything in between to eat away at my faith and my joy. He has been doing the same in the lives of people whom I love. I'm sick of it today, Lord, really sick of it. I'm here to claim Christ and His enduring Love and Truth for myself, my loved ones, and this PrayWay community!
Lord, he wants me to believe that I am alone and that the people I love will never love me as much as I love them. He wants to convince me that my brokeness is permanent. I wants me to writhe in pain over my sins--past, present, and future. He want to convince me that you won't really come through, and that my needs will never be met--my desires never fulfilled. ENOUGH, in the Name of Jesus!
He wants to speak lies to my precious Christian brothers and sisters, here and in my church family. He hates my new sisterhood and it's power that comes through you. He hates every effort C's sister makes to break the bondage of alcoholism. He hates my co-worker, N, whose loving heart has been opened to foster children. He hates my gifts and talents. He hates everything that is good and of you. ENOUGH, in the Name of Jesus!
That miserable, pathetic demon and his kind hate this community of prayer. They cackle and spit on the prayers we raise in support of one another and in support of our families and loved ones. He's a wretched outcast and wants us to live like wretched outcasts with him. He's all full of the foul stench of death and destruction, and he wants to overcome us with despair and hopelessness. ENOUGH, in the Name of Jesus!
God of the Universe, Maker of Heaven and earth, I claim you for every broken piece of me, and for every broken piece of the ones I love. I claim your power and strength and truth and righteousness and healing and love over myself, my little princess, my new sister C, her sister R, my co-workers N & S! I place this whole PrayWay community under your secure covering and rebuke that LIAR--that petty thief who fancies himeself powerful. ENOUGH, in the MATCHLESS NAME OF JESUS!
OUT SATAN! BE GONE! YOU AND YOUR KIND HAVE NO PLACE HERE!!! NO ONE IS INTERESTED IN THE CHEAP GOODS YOU'RE SELLING!!!! Take your hands OFF me! Take your filthy hands off the people I love! Take your hands off the young boy battling suicide and depression! Take your hands off his family! Take your cancerous "paws" off N! Take your filthy abusive fingers off the young girls in her church! Breathe your nasty alcoholic breath somewhere far away from precious R. STAY AWAY FROM MY CHILD and ALL the PrayWAY children!!! Keep your double-dealing, cheating hands off marriages and jobs represented in these threads. Get AWAY from my special sister C!
EVIL ONE: GET OUT!!!! NO ONE IS INTERESTED! WE ARE COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS! WE HAVE HOMES IN HEAVEN! WE LOVE CHRIST AND WE PITY YOU! YOU ARE NOTHING AND YOU ARE NO MATCH FOR OUR GOD! HE DEFENDS US, SO GIVE UP AND GET OUT, IN THE PERFECTLY HOLY< OMNICIENT< OMNIPOTENT < OMNIPRESENT < ALL LOVING <ALL MERCIFUL < ALL GRACIOUS MATCHLESS NAME OF JESUS!!!! AMEN!