“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”
Proverbs 15:29 NIV
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Ephesians 6:18 NIV
“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: “ ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ’ ””
Luke 11:1-4 NIV
I have often pondered how Our Heavenly Father could continue to LOVE and CARE for us even after we make so many mistakes and disappoint HIM. As an educator, I always took my mission seriously. I wanted everyone GOD put in my path to know HIM and HIS Love and Grace. Of course, with the rules and regulations that surround those in the roles of educators, some things had to be visual and not spoken. However, I have always believed I could walk the walk even if I could not talk the talk.
God made me a person who loves and cares for others. Even though I grew up in the years of segregation, I never saw the color of a person’s skin. That is the absolute truth and nothing but the truth! My heart hurts when I see anyone being mistreated. I have always tried to treat others like I wanted to be treated. My constant prayer is that I have never caused anyone to experience a feeling of not being “good enough.”
In The Lord’s Prayer, HIS Words say it perfectly:
“And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.”
Luke 11:2-4 KJV
We should each pray this prayer and take it seriously! Honor and obey God’s Will; Look to God for all our needs; Forgive others and ourselves; and Stay away from temptations and evil. Our Heavenly Father is always Present!
Please pray for me as I am praying for each of you.