Dear Abba,

I’m in love with you, my Lord. I am undeniably awash in affection for your grace. What will I do when I meet you face to face? I don’t know. Will I fall before your feet, worshiping you in your glory? Yes, my God. I will weep for joy and bless your name. Yes, my God. I will dance and shout. I will sing and praise. Oh, God, the happiness that will soar through my soul will be like the wings of an eagle – I will fly on the winds of delight and laughter. My God, my God. I will bless your name. I exalt you, oh Lord! You are worthy!

Father, I pray for the hearts of your people. I pray for souls of those who proclaim your glory but deny your holy power. Mercy, oh Lord. Have patience with your people. Teach us your ways and lead us in your commandments. Remember your remnant in the land. Remember those who have not bowed to idols and false gods. Have mercy for their sakes. Heal the country, the land, the economy, if only for the sakes of those who bless your great glory. Do not lose sight of us in the midst of those who practice hypocrisy. Do not punish the righteous for the acts of the wicked.

Oh mighty God, extend your grace just a little longer. Remember your desire for mercy. Hold your hand of indignation. Remember the time-line of your Word. Do not pour the bowls of wrath early. Extend mercy and favor. Continue to pour down your rain. For the sake of your son, Jesus Christ, the one who died for our sins, for the sake of those hidden in His Blood, Oh Righteous Judge, withhold your judgment a little longer. Give us more time to turn the prodigal sons back to their Father.

In Jesus name I plead,

Amen

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