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A Prayer for Those Under Attack this Good Friday

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 cross sun fullJesus, keep me near the cross. There a precious fountain,

Free to all a healing stream, flows from Calvary’s mountain.

In the cross, in the cross be my glory ever,

Till my ransomed soul shall find rest beyond the river.

Lord, I am under attack. I know this life is a battlefield between good and evil, but I am taking on enemy fire with no obvious route of escape. I confess that, in my panic, I can only cry out for you to send in air support or heavy artillery. But I hear your voice coming across the radio commanding me to hold my position. So teach me, Lord. Help me know how poor I am in spirit. Mourning my inability to save myself, I throw myself upon your mercy. Use this attack to bring me into a right relationship with you so that your Spirit may pour holiness out of my life in every situation. 

Near the cross! O Lamb of God, bring its scenes before me;

Help me walk from day to day with its shadow o’er me.

In the cross, in the cross be my glory ever,

Till my ransomed soul shall find rest beyond the river.

When your Son was on the cross for the sin of the world, he could have called for your rescue. But he remained in your will to his death. And from his death came life eternal. So, too, may the attacks of life produce your will in me. Lord, make me your disciple. — Mark Powers

 

“Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross,” Public Domain.

 

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Author: Mark Powers

Director, Worship and Music, South Carolina Baptist Convention, Columbia SC. Author - "GOING FULL CIRCLE: Worship that Moves Us to Discipleship and Missions" - www.GoingFullCircle.org (Resource Publications, Wipf & Stock, Eugene OR, 2013) President, www.WorshipWise.com - Growing Brilliant Worship Leaders . Presenter/Speaker on the MusicArts Mission Movement (M3). To contact MP about presenting or speaking for your conference or training event, e-mail markpowers@scbaptist.org or call 803-227-6166. I would love to come and share how your worship ministries can join God on mission in your community!

One thought on “A Prayer for Those Under Attack this Good Friday

  1. Very good, Mark;we all need to feel that.

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