Day 27 - Praying for Eternal Life


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Lord of Heaven,

Help us to surrender our souls into Your hands.  We ask for courage and peace to know that our eternal future rests with You.  For You have promised that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  (John 3:16)  May we look upon our deaths as the gift of eternal life.  Keep us from walking in fear as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death.  (Psalm 23:4)   Give us faith to believe that death has no victory over us, death has no sting.  (1 Corinthians 15:54-58)

Help us not be worried about times and dates, knowing very well that the day of the Lord will indeed come like a thief in the night.  May we simply be prepared for what lies ahead by being self controlled and alert.  (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)  May we keep watch, as Jesus warned, believing that the Son of Man will come at an hour when we do not expect him.  No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  Therefore may we always keep watch and be ready.  (Matthew 24:36-44)  

Even though we can not know the exact time or events that lay in our future, may we be assured that Your promises for our futures are incredible.  May we believe that no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor mind conceived what You, O God have prepared for those who love You.  (1 Corinthians 2:9)  May we know that You, Our Redeemer lives, and that in the end You will stand upon the earth.  And after our skin has been destroyed, yet in our flesh we will see God; we ourselves will see You with our own eyes - us and not another.  Oh that our hearts would yearn within us!  (Job 19:25-27)  

May we not let our hearts be troubled trusting that Jesus has gone to His Father's house to prepare a place for us.  And if He has gone to prepare a place for us, He will come back and take us to be with Him that we also may be where He is.  (John 14:4)  Help us to trust that we who have followed the Father will have an inheritance, the kingdom prepared for us since the creation of the world.  (Matthew 25:31-46)  May we rest in the promise that You will wipe every tear from our eyes, that there will be no more mourning or crying or pain.  (Revelation 21:4)  You are the bread of life, the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.  Because of You, we will live forever.  (John 6:43-51)

© margaret young