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A Prayer That We Anticipate Christ's Return

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.”Revelation 1:7

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!”2 Peter 3:11,12

The purpose of prophecy is not to satisfy our curiosity but rather to change our attitudes about this life and the next. The return of Christ is always presented in Scripture as a motivation for holy living, and to remind us that it’s not necessary for us to win in this life in order to win in the life to come. In other words, the return of Jesus assures us that (1) we will be reunited with our loved ones, (2) the injustices done on Earth will finally be answered and resolved and most importantly, (3) we shall all be in the presence of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit forever. 

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A Prayer That We Draw Near to God with Confidence

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience…”—Hebrews 10:19-22

When Old Testament High Priests entered the Holy Place and went behind the curtain into the Holy of Holies, they sprinkled blood on the Ark of the Covenant, making intercession for themselves and the people.

Tradition says that a rope was tied around the High Priest’s leg so that if he died there in the presence of God (perhaps because he failed to heed God’s exact instructions), he could be pulled from behind the curtain without anyone needing to enter the sacred place. Although God dwells everywhere, this 15’x15’ room was where God’s presence was localized.

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A Prayer That God's Word Would Penetrate Our Hearts

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”—Hebrews 4:12-13

We should not be surprised that the Word of God is compared to a sword. A Roman sword had two edges; it cut both ways. God does not use the sword of the Word to destroy His people, but rather to wound them that He might heal them. In fact, the word “sharper” used in this verse is from a word that means “to cut.” It is the language of surgery—the language of dissection. The Word of God does not divide the soul from the spirit, but rather it penetrates both soul and spirit. In brief, it goes to the heart of what and who we are—it lays us bare. In the presence of the Word of God, there is no pretense.

Consider other characteristics of the Word of God:  

First, it is “living and active,” that is, it actually has power; it converts the soul. We are born again “not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Peter 1:23). When the Word of God acts, God acts.

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A Prayer That We Trust God Even in Calamity

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”—Psalm 46:1-3

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!’ The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”—Psalm 46:10-11   

Katrina, Irene, and Sandy—just three of the mighty hurricanes that have hit our shores here in America recently. This is not to mention the devastation that has taken place in recent years in Haiti, Japan, and dozens of other countries, thanks to nature’s fury.

When we turn the pages of the Bible, we discover that God is the One who openly takes responsibility for these disasters, even if He uses secondary causes—weather patterns, earth shifts, or even Satan, to do His bidding. Natural disasters are designed to teach us, that life is often unexpectedly short, that eternity is more important than time, and that they are a preview of much worse calamities still to come (just read the book of Revelation!).

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A Prayer That We Not Be Afraid

Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act… Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him”—Psalm 37:1-5, 7

 There are several commands in these verses that, if we were to obey them, we would find many heavy burdens lifted from our hearts. In this Psalm, David was musing on a number of themes, always returning to the basic truth that we can trust God to come to our aid in His own time and in His own way. In short, God comes through for those who trust Him.

Fret not” in Hebrew literally means, “don’t get heated.” Then the words follow, trust, delight, commit and be still. The bottom line is that we should change our focus from looking at our enemies and our fears to looking at God. We think, for example, of Stephen who, when he was being stoned, gazed into heaven and God graciously gave him a vision of Jesus standing at the right hand of God. His last words were “Lord, do not hold this sin against them” (Acts 7:54-60). Or we think of Paul and Silas in prison, not focused on their plight, but singing praises and praying at midnight (Acts 16:25). Consider a more contemporary example, that of Dietrich Bonheoffer who, before he was hung, was able to say, “O God this is the end, but for me the beginning of life.”

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