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Friday, February 28, 2014

Pray for Families (Bridging the distance)

Greetings Prayer Angels,

When we miss a family member or relative, when our heart yearns for their presence, what we really miss is how that person makes us feel, which is usually loved, supported, alive, happy, strong, secure, empowered, understood, complete, etc.  When we miss a loved one and feel emptied of such positive feelings, we may try to fill that emptiness and seek comfort in emotionally numbing things, such as excessive food, alcohol, or drugs, which one hopes will bring comfort.  But the Lord wants us to turn to Him instead. He wants you to minimize the distance there is between the two of you. He is the one longing for you and hopes that you run to Him as he meets you half way.  He will fill your emptiness.

When we are faced with the absence of a loved one, whether the separation is a physical, emotional, or spiritual distance, it can create much pain and heartache.  Let’s focus our prayer today on minimizing the distance felt among relatives, the healing of hearts within families, and a renewed trust that the Lord will fill the empty spaces in our heart, if only we let Him.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

For those who have relatives who are geographically separated from them due to jobs, lifestyles, or divorce, let us pray,
Lord, bridge this distance with your love and bring healing to our hearts.

For those who are emotionally separated due to family riffs, substance abuse, custody issues, emotional abuse, or psychological issues, let us pray,
Lord, bridge this distance with your love and bring healing to our hearts.

For those who are separated spiritually from their relatives, let us pray,
Lord, bridge this distance with your love and bring healing to our hearts.

For the courage of each person to take the first step in minimizing the distance by trusting in You, let us pray,
Lord, bridge this distance with your love and bring healing to our hearts.

May His Peace ground you,
May the gift of His Joy lift you,
and may his enduring Love fulfill your longing, 
as I walk with you on this journey,
Janet

Bridge the distance.  Pass it on!