In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia shares the power of praying God’s Word back to him by praying Revelation 5 for our military.
Praying from Revelation 5
by Tonia Gutting
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood
you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language
and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom
and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
Lord God of the Universe
who orchestrates time and orders and life seasons
who is beyond all we can comprehend
who brings us to yourself through your own sacrifice,
what a gift to pray to you!
To be allowed entrance into the very throne room!
To have a loving, sympathetic ear with the Creator of all!
Teach us to praise you–
To join with all the creatures, and the myriads of angels,
and thousands who have gone before in saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth
and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
Lord Jesus teach us to pray
to use this gift, this weapon
this access to such power
May we diligently add our prayers to “the golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.”
We ask that we would be drawn to your side.
We ask that our requests would be in your will.
We ask that we would submit and trust your answers.
We pray for the people of the military, Lord. May the people of our warrior tribe bend their knees before you.
For military spouses, Father, please hold us close and strengthen our hearts.
May our children turn their faces to you God.
Please heal our veterans, inside and out.
Lord may our missions be just and successful.
May we be your instrument throughout this world.
It is to you we pray:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory
and might forever and ever!”