Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A Prayer For A Friend
In his case it is not drugs or alcohol that have a grip on him, but it seems to be his own pride and fear. Fear that things are too far gone to come back.
Today is his birthday and for whatever reason, God has put him very heavily on my heart to pray for him today.
I would ask all who read this to utter a short prayer for him as well. My prayer for him is that he will find the humility and courage of the prodigal son and return not just to his earthly father, but his Heavenly one as well. I also pray for his family that if he should return, they will find it in their hearts to forgive him and welcome him back into their fold.
In thinking and praying about him today, I thought of this song by Casting Crowns; it is very fitting and expresses my prayer for my friend perfectly.
Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.