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Guest blogger: James Prignano (February 14, 2012)

February 14, 2012 by James Prignano 0 comments

Today’s Pulse is written by James Prignano. James, his wife Marcia, and their children Selah, Jonah, and Talia have been coming to NewLife for a few months. This is called “A Midnight Prayer.”

“Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:5-6)

“And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Matthew 10:30)

It’s not too late. I can’t understand God’s grace and mercy, I can’t comprehend the Lord’s limitless compassion, but I need to accept it. It’s time, time for change and growth, time for endurance and strength, for endurance is the essence of excellence in the Kingdom of God.

Love, I welcome you into my heart’s innermost chambers to stay forever. I’m not holding on to pride and aggression, I’m not concerned with being marveled at, but only marveling at the beauty and majesty of the Lord. I’m not confined by my agenda, I let it go in the wind, that I may be open to the direction my Lord desires me to move.

Could it be that the reason I seek you Lord, with all my might from my innermost being, is because I’ve stood before you at some point in time? In reverence, awestruck, clinging to your peacefulness, terrified to let go of your truth, because without it, I could wander into the darkness of the world. Light, stay with me! Truth, protect me! Love, preserve me!

Could it be that my soul was called before your majesty before I was given flesh and bone? That I would never be satisfied with what the world offers. So that I would always seek the higher realm, so that in my spirit I would always know the Truth. No matter what, I would always know the Truth. Through all of the doubts, all the questions, all the “facts” and theories, all the storms we go through, deep inside there is a nucleus that is still, unwavering. And no matter what the circumstance, through all situations, all the guilt and regret, all of the sin and indulgences, there is a light inside, flickering like a candle that can never be put out. And that light was lit when you lovingly hoped, Lord, that the soul that stood before you, at some point in time, would someday return. You hoped that that light would be kindled through the desires of the flesh, and would be enough, enough to keep us Moving toward you in a chaotic world.

Well, Father, tonight I pray that you hear me say, it was enough. I could never forget you, my love. Please forgive my sins against you and please heal all those that I may have corrupted or hurt in any way, that none of my works would hinder anyone from approaching your presence. Although surely flawed, I am and always have been, your minister. Undo my evil sowings, no miracle is too great for you, so I beg you to erase all my sins and the fruits thereof, this night of my atonement. Sanctify and wash me, redeem my soul for my light burns bright and unquenchable. In you, with you, I will serve, receive me. Forever in debt to you and alive by your grace.

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