In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
LORD Jesus we praise You for You are mighty in power and above all — above all situations and above all people on the earth and the heavenly hosts. Forgive us, O LORD we pray, whenever we doubt that, no matter what, You are on the Throne. Hallelujah! Guide us in our thoughts, in our prayers, in our talks, and in our walk according to Your perfect will. May all be done to Your glory alone. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
As I’m writing this we are literally without power. We are experiencing a power outage at the moment. Due to a notice received ahead of time, we knew that the local electricity company scheduled a power outage for today. Our area is also scheduled for another day without electricity this coming Wednesday.
Actually I do not mind these kind of no power days as long as the outages are scheduled ones. Not taken by surprise, I can plan ahead of time. On my shopping lists are products to prepare quick meals, firewood for the heating of the home, and enough candles for the darker hours of the day. On my to-do list are tasks like charging the devices I would like to use that day: phone, tablet, laptop, and the rechargable LED flashlight.
It is great to know beforehand whenever a power outage will come up shortly, but what if we do not know ahead of time?
This is so often true of the Christian life, isn’t it? We think we have it all scheduled, all worked out, all well planned — then something unexpected comes up and our power is shut down. Then what? That will be the topic for our next blog post this week. So please stay tuned.
Love the LORD your God with all of your might today.