Homebound

Vehicles drive along Ocean Drive in South Beach as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in Miami Beach, Florida

I hear the diesels in my head as I awaken in a sweat. This hurricane is pounding; the rain is coming down in sheets, even in the dark. Now exhausted, the highway waits to take me home. I fight to climb through the winding elevations of the tall timbered forests. It’s a marathon, and I’m too old to compete; my heart is for the giving, not for racing my fellow man.

My God, oh how I love thee! You grant me a sense of peace in this treacherous darkness and guide me far from the unknown lights. Lead me where I know not for your faith in me is more abundant than mine. I try to keep up, but my body is worn out so please carry me, Father, as dawn draws ever closer. Protect me, for I have not a license nor a permit to follow you through the encompassing forest. Only my faith leads me through this mess. I’m torn – I’m homebound where home isn’t my dwelling anymore.

You led me to higher plains and shown me routes of straining engines and taut muscles. I come to be with YOU, dear Lord. I am yours forevermore. Take my hand for I am weak; my strength relies on You. But the faith I find in the early morn is where wisdom remains sleeping. So, I awake in prayer and am homebound with you beside me.

My gracious God, who teaches us patience and a faith that can move mountains, I ask you to help me when the dawn’s light arrives. It is there I’ll be showered in your love and dressed to prepare for your Word. I’m yours Father… I’m homebound.


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You are the answer

In your mercy, O Lord,
Hear our cry;
We, your children are crying;
In sorrowful tears are we;
Lost as to what is to come;
Fear has, our bedfellow become; And worry our permanent pillow;
You alone have the solution
To this plight that tears
To minute pieces our hearts.
Come to our rescue, mighty God,
You whose power surpasses all.
See us down on our knees,
As we plead to you king of kings;
Majesty of the universe,
You alone are the answer we want.

Prayer for getting out of bed

Good morning, sweet Father,
Thank you for the night
That has ended;
You took care of me
And my loved ones;
I go down on my knees
And thank you;
Your love has no bounds;
I know that not all had
Sound sleep this night;
For everything you have
A reason;
May all who did not have it
Smoothly this night
Be comforted that you are
Not far and will not
Abandon them.
Good God, as we start
A new day,
I commit everything to you;
I surrender my thoughts
To you,
Think for me;
Act through me;
Make me an instrument of
Your love and kindness
To fellow human beings;
I count on your protection
For me,
My family,
My relatives;
My neighbors;
My community;
My region and
My country;
And the world;
When this day ends,
May we have reason to say
The Lord is good all the times.
This is our humble prayer ,
To you we submit O Lord;,
Amen!

Pray always

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Pray for your self;
Pray for your loved ones;
Pray for your family;
Pray for your husband;
Pray for your wife;
Pray for your children;
Pray for your relatives,
Pray for your neighbors;
Pray for your community;
Pray for your friends;
Pray for your leaders,
Pray for your colleagues;
Pray for your subordinates;
Pray for your followers;
Pray for your country;
Pray for your world.

Never stop!

Pray all the times;
Pray without ceasing;
Pray for those who need
Your prayers;
Pray for those who don’t
Have someone
To pray for them;
Pray for those who are
Suffering
In one way or another;
Pray for the sick;
Pray for the poor;
Pray for the hungry;
Pray for those who are
At one risk or the other
At this very moment;
Pray for the whole world;
Pray for peace;
Pray for happiness;
Pray
For all the people of
The world;
Pray and pray;
Never stop praying;
pray;
Never stop!

My prayer today

My prayer today O Lord,
Is for protection;
May you protect
All those whose lives
Are at risk;
May you protect
All those who are
Living in fear;
May you protect
The innocent
Who are suffering
For crimes
They did not commit;
May no one suffer
For a wrong
They know nothing
About!
Protect all
Who cannot
Protect themselves;
That they may know
No harm;
Protect them
And show the world
Your power;
That your name
May be for ever
Praised and glorified.

My prayer today

My prayer today O Lord,
Is for protection;
May you protect
All those whose lives
Are at risk;
May you protect
All those who are
Living in fear;
May you protect
The innocent
Who are suffering
For crimes
They did not commit;
May no one suffer
For a wrong
They know nothing
About!
Protect all
Who cannot
Protect themselves;
That they may know
No harm;
Protect them
And show the world
Your power;
That your name
May be for ever
Praised and glorified.

My prayer for peace

I pray for peace O Lord,
That you may grant peace
To your children!
Your children are suffering;
Your children are fighting;
Your children are dying;
Your children are killing each other;
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
Touch our hearts;
Soften them;
Make us see the need to love
one another:
Replace hate with love;
War with peace;
Where there are differences,
Help us to find common ground.
Bring peace back to your land;
Let your servants know peace again;
This humble prayer
To you we send,
Amen!

Prayer success

I pray for my success, O Lord,
Help me to succeed;
Many things I want to do;
On my own, I can’t do them;
I need your help;
Come to my aid;
Grant me the wisdom I need,
To do what I need to do
To succeed;
I need courage, O Lord,
That I may take courageous decisions;
Grant me that courage, Father;
Grant me the strength;
And the will to do what is right.
That the success you want me
To achieve,
May be fully mine.