3 But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?”
Exodus 17:3 NIV
Sometimes it’s hard to see God’s plans amidst a cloudy life. In Jeremiah 29:11 the author writes, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” To be prosperous we must ask God for help and seek His face when life becomes cluttered and cloudy. The Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are the only spiritual beings capable of carrying life’s burdens and clearing life’s clutter. Let’s pray!
Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. Father God, I thirst for your peace. My life is cluttered. There’s too much noise pollution from burdens I’ve collected. As you can see the noise keeps me from hearing you. And, sadly, it keeps me from seeing your plans for me. To my dismay my troubles are holding me back from having hope and a future. Please help me clear my life’s clutter. Amen
It is me again. I come boldly with a humble spirit before you. I’m asking for your help to pray for those that are in need of prayer. Lord it has been a long time since I have prayed in a public setting. So, once again, I’m asking for help in praying for the needs of others.
Lord, I ask for peace to penetrate the hearts of humanity. I ask for love to transcend the walls of racial issues, marital issues, relationship issues, sibling issues, self-hatred issues, low self-esteem issues and etc. I’m asking for the Holy Trinity to aid all leaders from different nation’s in serving the needs of their people and the needs of the world.
But, Lord, I come to you with a special request on the behalf of American Black girls.
Someone once told me Lord that you love when your children repeat your Holy Words back to you during petitioning you for favor. Well . . . Lord here I am. I am reminding you of your promises. Your word says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you (Joel 2:25).”
Lord, my life is almost over. I am 51 and will soon turn 52; and, if you are kind I might successfully live another 30 to 40 years. I realize I can do a lot within 30 to 40 years but my heart laments over the wasted years of my youth.
Lord, because I feel my caregivers dropped the ball when it came to guiding me successfully in my youth I am praying for Black American girls this morning.
Lord, I am asking that you give them each a protective angel; an angel that will sweetly speak words of affirmation and encouragement in their ears to help them throughout life. I’m praying they understands they have a purpose in life. I’m praying each understands without question that they are not personal dumping ground for other’s. I am praying that you convey to them early the plans you have for them and their lives. Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Awe the words ‘future’ and ‘hope.’
Lord it is standard pattern and practice for other’s to feel their purpose is to rob American Black girls of their futures and hope. Therefore, Lord, I’m praying American Black girls will understand self-respect, self-love, and self-affirmation. For in doing so they will know their futures will be brighter with the knowledge of knowing they have hope.
Also, Lord, I am asking for you to set in motion a plan to restore order to American Black girls inherit fragile souls and give them your prosperity promises. Lord, I’m praying that each American Black girl is given the mindset to accept your gifts and learn to appreciate them.
So often others will make American Black girls feel guilty for having when they have not. But, Lord, I release your protective spirit in the lives of Black American girls that they will have life according to your riches and glory in Heaven and on Earth, and in doing so they will not allow others to steal their blessings. I’m praying Lord that you will allow American Black girls to see themselves as you see them: Psalm 139:14 states, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”