Praise the Lord saints.
As I had time to reflect for the past year there is so much, I am thankful for and for this article I will do just that, thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the one whom I have decided to rest, rule, and abide as the author and finisher of my faith.
I pray that somewhere in this prayer, you might find yourself and for those that feel that they don’t know how to pray, please feel free to piggy back off mine.
In the blessed and holy name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Lord I just want to start out by saying Thank you.
Thank you, Lord, for life, health, and strength. Thank you for allowing me to see another day, another year that I have never seen before.
I thank you for all that you have done, are doing, and will do in the coming 2019 season.
I thank you Lord for you showed me that the words in the song by William Murphy was my anthem for 2018. When you showed me back in October 2017, I had no clue of the incredible grace and favor you had planned for my life, but nevertheless, I still trusted and believed despite all the hell, headache, heartache, loss, chaos, and uncertainty I faced for over 40 years.
I had no clue you had personally hand chosen me to be the one that would be blessed to become a blessing to so many in such a short period of time.
Despite what the doctors said, the naysayers, the haters, and even friends and family, Lord I thank you for using me to be the one to show genuine Love and compassion to even those that persecuted me, scandalized my name, and for no real reason, set out to do me harm.
I thank you for helping to me not retaliate, but to show them love and kindness when all I wanted to do was get some get-back. Hallelujah, Lord I thank you.
I thank you for looking over my family and friends, although we suffered lose as a family, we are a family of born-again believers that believe that we will see them again someday and that their spirits are resting in peace. I thank you daily for the strength to continue to believe and have the faith that you are omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent and you can not do any wrong and that while we don’t understand why, you know what’s best.
I personally thank you for the new relationships and friendship I’ve developed along the way in 2018 and pray that they continue to grow.
I thank you for having the confidence in believing that all who are connected to me and helped me along the way have been and will continue to be blessed by associating and being apart of my life. Lord I thank you, Hallelujah.
I thank you for turning my life around and showing up and showing out in so many ways. How you stopped us from having to call the utilities folks and making arrangements to putting our bills on autopay. Lord Jesus I thank you. Hallelujah, I thank you.
I’m not ashamed of the gospel nor of declaring your name no matter who’s around for I know from whom my blessings flow and I can and will tell the world and shout it from the mountain top Jesus is Lord.
Lord, I thank you for the Spirit of uncompromising and unwavering and how you have funneled others to seeing that trait in me. Lord I thank you. Although I see so many falling into that snare, I say hallelujah for you keeping me on the path of righteousness and holiness, and not riches and haughtiness.
Father, as we move into another chapter into our lives, I ask that you continue to keep a hedge of protection around all my family and friends, continue to give us what we stand in need of, help us to continue to have love one for another, and I will continue to give you all the praise, glory, and honor.
Its all these things and more I ask in Jesus name,
Till next week,
Rev. Dr. Robert L. Harrison, PhD – firstname.lastname@example.org, @drrobharrison (Twitter), Robert Bob Harrison (Facebook)
District Elder | Pastor – True Holiness Worship Ministries www.trueholinessworshipministry.com coming soon! – 2800 41st Ave. N, St. Pete – www.opendoortrueholinesschurch.org
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