Prayer For Those In Crisis
Lord God, You are Almighty and at one time in my life I acknowledged that. I took on the name of Christian. I ministered in power as I acknowledged Your presence with me and upon me. I held back not the name of Jesus. I lived the Christian life. I believed in You. You were my God. You were my All and All. I did not shrink back from knowing You and learning of You daily.
Then something happened in my life that made me question what was unhappiness in my life. Why did it happen to me? What is this disappointment? Why am I discontent? Why did You let this great upheaval in my life? Did You not care, or is it I expected special privilege that is above the sufferings of Christ Jesus Himself? Why did I turn away from You? Why did I refuse to read the Word of God? Why doesn't the testimony of the saints that have gone before me succor me? Why have I refused to be in Your Presence and allow You to instruct me? Why did I reject Your council and comfort?
I am in crisis God, and did not realize that I ran from You and ran to gospels that is not Gospel: I sought advice that is not Godly and even physical and emotional comforts that You rightly call sin. I sought everything but Your voice to me. Activity and self-serving interest prevailed over Your voice and guidance. You speak splendid words and they penetrate, and I would not hear or see. The Holy Spirit convicts and counsels, and I have grieved Him. I am awakened
Let me remember the day You called me into the Kingdom of God. Let me rejoice as I did on that day. Let me repent of those days upon days that I filled my life with opportunities and activities and counsels that were not of You. Forgive Lord, and allow me to return to Truth, however painful it might be. I am a prodigal and now might it please You to restore me to Kingdom glory. Help me to minster to the countless others who also grew tire of the cross. Forgive my sins that were upon our Savior on that day of Calvary.
I rejoice that my sin is not greater than your love toward me. God, have mercy on me a sinner. I will silence myself and my objections and hear how You would minister and respond to me, no matter what avenue You bring to me. I am humbled as I pray in the name of the Savior, who is calling me to fruits worthy of repentance today. Amen