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Lifting Hearts

Today I would like to share an eloquent prayer that a dear friend laid before the Father on behalf of those who ache with confusion, oppression, and all kinds of turmoil. I pray that it blesses you. I have changed any identifying information for anonymity.


I just opened up Ephesians 3, and am just in awe of the security and hope He offers:

"(In Christ) we have boldness and confident access to Him
through our faith"!!! (v.12)

"14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom EVERY FAMILY (so relevant to our situations!!!) in heaven and on earth derives it's name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up TO ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD. 20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen."

Lord, I pray theses verses over this woman right now, Lord. I ask that You are able to pour out Your heart for her that you have revealed to us in these words so that she is able to fully comprehend every beautiful truth that is so rich in these verses.

Lord, Your love and sovereignty is far beyond what we could ever imagine, yet You offer it to us ABUNDANTLY!!! Please open the eyes of our hearts so that we can fully see all that You long to shower on us. I know I settle for far less more days than not. I want to know this fullness that you offer. I want to see it fulfilled in every girl who is longing for You and YOUR fullness right now.

Please open up the floodgates of Your wisdom and knowledge to these girls right now. Please instill in them the confidence that You have in them; for you've granted us BOLD, CONFIDENT ACCESS TO YOURSELF!!!! You have confidence that we can approach the King of the Universe! And Lord, for the many moments that all we can see are our failings and faults, remind us that You delight to show your strength just there, for in our weakness You are strong.

For the moments that we grieve over lost opportunities, come with Your power to show Yourself as our Redeemer, the Lord who is able to restore that which the locusts have eaten. You, Who are able to do far more abundantly than all we can ask or imagine! You, Who have chosen US to be Your Hands and Feet. You, Who have seen every poor choice we've made, every pain we've endured, every moment we wish to never revisit. You God, You alone are able to do all these things,
and it is nothing we can do.

Right now Lord, I ask that you reach into the hearts of all the parents and every daughter caught in these chains, that you would loosen them and set the captives free, that hope would be restored to their spirits, and that they would know that they can come unto You with their weariness and heavy burdens and truly know the rest You long to give them. Lord, I thank You now for how You will answer these prayers now and over the coming months and years. Please keep us on our knees before You, alert and watching and prayerful.
Please pour out Your heart on these girls right now.

IN THE NAME OF OUR MERCIFUL SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST,

AMEN.

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