The eight-year anniversary of Mother’s death was Sunday. In so many ways it seems just like yesterday. There are some moments in life that stay etched in your mind and heart forever. That morning was one of them for me.
A yearly habit I established the year after her death was reading Psalm 119 in its entirety on the anniversary of her death. I read this Psalm out loud to her the morning she took her last earthly breath. This was sacred ground. God’s presence was palpable as I walked around her bedroom reading and praying this Psalm out loud. Even in the sadness of knowing she was dying, there was sweetness in the atmosphere as I prayed scripture over those most dear to Mother. This Psalm is packed full of prayers that we can pray for those we love. We can be sure God will answer prayers that are prayed according to the scripture, for God’s will is revealed through scripture.
What are some of the prayers I prayed for my Daddy, for my sister and her family, for me and my family?
- That we would live life according to God’s ways that are given us through scripture.
- That we would seek God with all of our hearts.
- That we would not live duplicitous lives.
- That we would not go astray.
- That we would walk in purity.
- That we would meditate upon God’s word.
- That we would meditate upon God’s character as it is revealed in scripture.
- That we would be women and men of prayer.
- That we would understand the depth of God’s love for us, and that we would fully embrace, experience, and live from a place of Belovedness.
I know I prayed many more prayers from this Psalm that morning than just these. Actually, each verse of the 176 could be a prayer.
What’s God asking me to do today? He’s asking me to pray these requests again over each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He’s asking me to pray these prayers often.
“I long for more revelation of your truth, for I love the light of your word as I meditate on your decrees.” Psalm 119:48 TPT
What is God asking of you today?
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