House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

May 12, 2017 5:59 AM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Learning to Trust

May 12, 2017 5:59 AM by Dan

The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”


“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”


The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”


“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”


The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”


Gideon replied, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is really you talking to me. Please do not go away until I come back and bring my offering and set it before you.”


And the Lord said, “I will wait until you return.”  Judges 6:11-18



Thank you Lord for your love for us. It is a true love that doesn't waiver when we doubt or when we fear. Please wait for us to come around to a deeper understanding of who you are. Help us to grow in trust so that we can have strength in doing the work that you have prepared for us to do. Help us to do works of kindness for our communities, living a life that shines your light in this world.