Prayers for Albuquerque

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I have been asked by one of our elders to participate in a commitment to write a prayer a month for a site, Prayabq.com, that will mail out daily prayers to email readers in Albuquerque. Below is one I wrote — feel free to adapt it to your own local needs if you like. It is not copyrighted.

Scripture:
“I looked and saw that heaven was open, and a white horse was there. Its rider
was called Faithful and True, and he is always fair when he judges or goes to
war. He had eyes like flames of fire, and he was wearing a lot of crowns. His
name was written on him, but he was the only one who knew what the name meant.

“The rider wore a robe that was covered with blood, and he was known as “The
Word of God.” He was followed by armies from heaven that rode on horses and were
dressed in pure white linen. From his mouth a sharp sword went out to attack the
nations. He will rule them with an iron rod and will show the fierce anger of
God All-Powerful by trampling the grapes in the pit where wine is made. On the part of
the robe that covered his thigh was written, ‘KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.'”
Revelation 19:11-16 (Contemporary English Version)

Prayer:
Almighty Lord, help us to see coming unseen realities. May we impress upon our
minds the higher, superior view of what we see around us: a vantage point that
you have provided for us through your Word. Instead of the buzz of activity at
our malls and businesses and on our freeways, help us to bear in mind that
another day will surely dawn in which all such activities will cease. On that
day, oh Mighty One, Faithful and True, you will ride through our city streets,
calling the living to judgment and the dead to life. Our cemeteries — Mount
Calvary, Sunset Memorial Park, Fairview, South Park, Gate of Heaven, Santa
Barbara, Sandia Memory Gardens, and others — will be peopled with newly-alive
people. We will all be in awe of you. Help us to live each day here in
Albuquerque yearning for your return, and ever motivated by its reality.

2 Comments

  1. Amber
    Jun 3, 2008

    Latayne-
    I guess I had overlooked this post until Hannah pointed me to it. What a powerful prayer. I pray frequently that my eyes could see people and events as God sees them and that my heart and mind would react to them as He does. Thank you for reminding me to pray on a larger scale. Love you!

  2. Latayne
    Jun 3, 2008

    Thank you so much, Amber! Now, if I could just get the people who run the site to acknowledge that I sent them this poem…… :)

    –LCS

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