We thank you for the many blessings in our lives and today we thank you especially for all of our friends who help us to remain humble and to exalt You only. We lift up our prayers and petitions on behalf of our friend dzheremi who is having a difficult time with trust and obedience to you dear Lord. Our friend desires to see positive change in life and asks for your blessings and mercy, that his/her heart may be conformed to our Lord Jesus, and that your unconditional love may infuse him/her and cause a change in habits and perceived priorities in life. Lord, all of your children are imperfect and sinful, and we all need your grace and strength to persevere and follow the ways you have taught us. We lift up a beautiful prayer for our friend to reflect on in this time of hurt and transition:
A PRAYER FOR
THE VIRTUE OF OBEDIENCE
Jesus, Almighty King of kings,
You Who obeyed Your Father to the end,
teach me the meaning of obedience.
My soul burns to comply to Your Will,
striving to charm Your Divinity.
While my worldly nature seeks one way,
my spiritual nature seeks another.
Bless me with the strength to obey,
that my soul may subdue both natures,
blending them as a fair aromatic bloom.
I always seek favor in Your eyes,
to always obey You until my last breath!