Lord, You are the Captain of Salvation who is equal to the task of taming any and all emergencies that I may face. Help me, Spirit of the Living God, not to be carried away by the tornado of apostasy that has descended upon this world with the ferocity of a hungry lion. My sorrowful thoughts can become a howling wind of distraction that causes me to fear even when I hear Your voice tell me not to be afraid. Oh God, engross my mind with Your holy Word because wisdom cannot be found outside the boundaries of truth in Jesus. I desire to view this world from the perspective of my position in the Kingdom of heaven rather than view heaven from the perspective of my temporary place in this world. If peace has been blown away so easily and dried up, perhaps there is an unauthorized source which has tainted the flow of Living Water. Lord, has the purity been infected by idolatry? Father, reveal to Your beloved anything that has become more important than You in my life, anything that has centered my focus outside of Your holiness. Let Your Living Water continue to flow through my life from only one source – my Savior. Redirect the flow of Your majesty in my life, Lord, until Kingdom purpose is the one thing that motivates my thoughts, words, and actions. I need You, Jesus. Do not let the cultural tornado engulf me and turn me into a projectile that resembles a flaming arrow of condemnation instead of the sweet breeze of fragrant faith which holds more power to alter the outcome of the storm into Kingdom gain. Lord, Prince of Peace, Captain of Salvation, I cry to You from the center of my stormy emergencies and the desire to defend myself. Come, Lord Jesus. Come. Have mercy on Your people. Under the Word of truth in John 7:37-38 and the authority of Christ I bow in prayer, humbling myself before Your throne.
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as[the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
John 7:37-38, ESV
I like the idea of God taming emergencies…