It’s Prayer Vigil Friday! 11/11/11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. ~ Thessalonians 5:11

Welcome to Prayer Vigil Friday!

Another Friday is here. Another week has passed. Now is the perfect time to reflect back on your week. Now is the perfect time to reflect back on the lives of those you care about who themselves have been through so much this past week.

Today, remember that YOU possess the armor of the strength of God. When you are feeling weak, when you feel hostility and insensitivity all around you, never forget that the shield of your Father who loves you is with you always. Trust in Him, draw your strength from Him…and when you feel alone – when you feel powerless to stand – RUN to Him. He is a ROCK, girl! Mighty! And He’s on your side!

I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. ~ Psalm 18:1-3, 28,35

Dear Lord, Walk not only beside me, but go before me and guide me in the direction of Your will. Deliver me from the frustrations I encounter day after day – month after month – year after year. I believe with all of my heart, Lord, that You are guiding me down the path I must take – even though at times it feels as though you just don’t hear me or understand my longing and desperation. Rescue me from my doubts. Take away my fears, anxieties and frustrations. Give me the strength and endurance to face this battle with courage, wisdom and wholehearted faith. Make me stronger in my weakness, draw me closer to You. You are my rock, my refuge, my strong tower. You are my comfort, my hope, my delight and my joy. Lord, I trust in Your unfailing love. Thank you for Your compassion. Thank you for the blessings in my life. In Your Holy Name I Pray, Amen.

But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people. Who have set themselves against me all around. ~ Psalm 3:3-6

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,And with my song I will praise Him. ~ Psalm 28:7

In the multitude of my anxieties within me,Your comforts delight my soul. ~ Psalm 94:19

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing with hope. ~Romans 15: 13

We rejoice for those who have won their battle against infertility and who have received their confirmations of pregnancy this week! Pray that God bless our friends who are so excited, yet still live with that twinge of fear we have all become accustomed to in our struggles. Pray that their bodies remain strong and their babies healthy.

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety. ~Psalm 16: 9

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. ~Ephesians 6:18

Pray for those of us just coming out of our two week wait, knowing that we have another month of trying ahead of us. Pray that we not lose our faith, our hope, our hearts nor our heads. Pray for healing and for strength.

I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. ~ Psalm 34:4

Put some time aside today, even if it’s a few minutes or 20 minutes. Close the door, close your eyes, dim the lights, light a candle, whatever you need to do to focus and spend some prayerful time with God. Pray for women you know, pray for women you don’t know. Then take some time and pray for yourself. Spend some time reflecting over the past week, over any frustrations you’ve had, whatever you’ve been putting off talking over with God. Get angry if you need to. Cry if you need to. Smile and give thanks if you need to!

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16

This scripture truly is what Prayer Vigil Friday is all about:

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” ~Matthew 18:19-20

Let’s join in one big prayer all day today!


About Carrie-Anne

Mother, wife, writer, infertility survivor, lover of sunflowers and sunshine and chilly rainy days on mountains and in my spare time I'm a mechanical engineer...

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