Prayer For The Week of July 28 — Our hope and prayers for you, dear readersOn Jul 28, 2014 Blog | Prayer Closet 1 Comment Tags: Prayer
You may have noticed that in the last month all our Monday morning prayer posts have highlighted a different aspect of our logo. It’s been a month of praying into and about our identity. The Provision Room is very much an extension of Kristina’s and my identity. What we write and post is an expression of our hearts, prayers, desires. We never post something here because we think it will market well or because it has good SEO buzz words. No, what we post is what we believe, what we want to see manifested in the world, who we are. We hope that when you meet us in person, you say, “They are exactly like the project themselves to be on their website.” We don’t do phoney well.
Our logo, it’s new. It was months in the making as we brainstormed and tweaked and prayed. We didn’t just want to throw up an image of a house and call it home-centered living. We wanted something that showed all the little pieces of our vision, together as a whole and holistic image. Thankfully, we were working with someone who understood our process and our vision.
We know that time is at a premium. There are millions of blogs you could be reading this Monday morning. But if you are here, reading this, we want you to know, that we have prayed for you. We have lifted you up before the Lord and have sought His favor and grace on your behalf. Here are our prayers for you, dear Provision Room reader:
May the light of God’s Presence always shine in your home. May you make time for those holy moments, to breathe and to be. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”” (John 8:12, NIV)
May you live, move, work, pray from a place of provision and a place of rest. Rest is a powerful force. Anytime we set aside striving and doing things in our strength to declare our dependence on the Lord, the enemy is defeated. Jesus is our provision, our daily bread, our true wine. May rest be your foundation. “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world.” Hebrews 4:9-10
May you make time for things beautiful, things delicate, things extravagant. May you know, precious one, that you are worth something beautiful. You are worth all the extra care, attention, love and pampering that you would willingly give the ones you love. Self-care is vital to marriage, parenting, and wholeness.
May you know the Word and the Word made flesh. In our pursuit of Jesus, Kristina and I have become obsessed with the Real Presence of Jesus. The fact that Jesus makes Himself available to us today is breathtaking. Mind-blowing. Awesome. It leaves us speechless and hungry for more. Holy Spirit, we invite You to fill up the empty spaces with Your revelation. Jesus, we ask that You would manifest Yourself through the giving of ourselves to our families. Father, lead our families deeper into Your heart through the experience of Your Word. May we be willing to encircle, encompass, and protect our families, creating a space for them to see Your glory.
May you know, like Moses, that the tools that are already in your hands, are what the Lord wants to use for blessings and for glory. There is great grace and glory in the common things, used with purpose. May you see your old tools in the new light of their Kingdom effectiveness! “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Mathew 7:7
“Listen: there was once a King sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the King with great honour. Then it pleased the King to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I a feather on the breath of God.” (St. Hildegard von Bingen) May you rise, empowered by the very breath of God.
May you live in the reality, dear reader, of the door God has opened to you–the door to provision, the door to blessing, the door to true love and true adventure, the door to His very heart. “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.” Revelation 3:8
These are our prayers for you. Pray them for yourself. And watch how your home is transformed into a place of joy and abundance.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning,
and ever shall be,
world without end.