Sunday, December 17, 2017

My Daily Prayer

(from hereon to eternity)
Our Father Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
In these times of recurring stress, strife, debt, confusion, and violence,
May every eye desire to see;
May every ear desire to hear;
May every heart desire to be penetrated with
Knowledge, understanding, wisdom, discernment, and truth.

May every soul recognize the repeating cycles of oppressive corruption
By those pursuing and protecting power and gain.
May every soul awaken to a sense of our awful situation
Because of their secret combinations which are everywhere amongst us.

Wilt Thou bring the wicked to repentance,
But if, in their agency,
They refuse Thy grace and mercy,
Wilt Thou bring them to exposure and accountability.

Wilt Thou grant unto whistle-blowers and truth-tellers,
And unto every soul seeking to aid the cause of truth,
Courage and protection.

To those suffering at the hands and commands of the wicked,
Wilt Thou grant strength, help, and healing.

Wilt Thou open the eyes of those blind to the deceptions of the wicked;
Wilt Thou bring out the prisoners from the secret prisons;
Wilt Thou bring those caged in darkness out of the houses and pits of torture.

May we fast and pray for our suffering siblings
Found in every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.
May we be persuaded to do good continually;
To help bind up broken hearts.

Wilt Thou help us not to wrongfully judge,
But to judge righteous judgment for
It is our everlasting desire that

Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven.

Please, give us all this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever, Amen.

May we all join in this or a similar prayer every day, and also join in a monthly fast and prayers for the “Missing, Murdered, Trafficked, and Abused” as outlined in a previous post entitled By Nothing, But By Prayer and Fasting found at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2016/12/by-nothing-but-by-prayer-and-fasting.html.
The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous [and those seeking so to be] availeth much.*
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Sources:
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 1:2–3 ~ For verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape; and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated. And the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow; for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts shall be revealed.
Book of Mormon | Ether 8:24–26 ~ Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning. Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away, and that the time may come that Satan may have no power upon the hearts of the children of men, but that they may be persuaded to do good continually, that they may come unto the fountain of all righteousness and be saved.
Old Testament | Isaiah 41:10 ~ Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
New Testament | Luke 12:2–5 ~ For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Old Testament | Isaiah 42:7 ~ To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Old Testament | Isaiah 11:2–4 ~ And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
New Testament | John 7:24 ~ Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
New Testament | JST Matthew 6:10–15 ~ Our Father Who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.
*New Testament | James 5:16 ~ The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 
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