Updated: Nov 5, 2022
The Steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion,"says my soul "therefore I will hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24
Each morning that God finds fit to allow me to open my eyes is a blessing to me. I used to wake up and the first thing I did was have to go to the restroom, fix me a cold glass of tea and pick up my phone to see what was happening on my social media sites. Yes sadly I was that girl. I can happily report that the first thing I try to do is close my eyes and talk to God. I love to let him know how thankful I am for him allowing me to see this new day and for all the other blessings I might haphazardly take for granted. When I think back on all the mornings and nights that praying was never on my list of things to do , it"s easy to see why so many days might have been so hard.
I was taught to pray as a young child but somewhere in the midst of growing up, failed marriages and childbirths it got pushed to the sideline, only to be remembered when I found myself in such a tight fix all I thought was left to try was prayer. Now that I‘ve gotten out of the "Refiner's Fire" my personal relationship with our heavenly father has grown by leaps and bounds, I am happy to report that I spend a lot of quiet time each and everyday in talks with Daddy God. Its amazing how much this one act of worship and obedience has changed my whole perspective and my life in general.
Many people have come to me and asked me to pray for them. I think that is one of the highest honors to be given. I realized tho through some conversations with my friends that many would tell me they didn't know how to pray, that they didn't know what to say to Daddy God. Many thinking that there was some holy formula that one must use. I always tell them that if God formed us in his image and gave us a mind and speech and words and a system to teach us those words that he must have known we would use all that when we came to him in prayer.
God is our Creator, our TRUE FATHER, we should talk to him like he is our Father, our Daddy. I use both forms of the word to show that because he is our Father we want to remember that we should go to him with respect, remembering he is a Holy Perfect Father. I use Daddy God to remind that he is also our friend, our confident, our provider and redeemer. He knows everything there is to know about us, nothing is ever hidden from him. No action or in action, no thought, no sin, nothing, nada. Once we realize that, its very easy to open up to him. He wants you to bring everything to him, he made us to love him, to trust him, to long for his companionship and to love him so much that all we want to do is tell others how great, merciful and compassionate our Father truly is.
Dear Abba Father, thank you for your beautiful new mercies every morning. Thank you for raining down your love, compassion, mercy and grace over us daily. Thank you for all the blessings you provide to us daily. Thank you for allowing us to come to you anytime with our needs and concerns. Thank you for your beautiful promises we read in your WORD. Help us to use our blessings to bless others. Help us to remember we are your hands and feet in this sometimes dark world. Help us to shine our light bright for all to see you living inside of us. Thank you for making us into your image which is perfect love. Thank you for your gracious sacrifice of your precious only son Jesus on Calvary. May we never take your mercy for granted. In Jesus holy name we pray. Amen