Prayer – Life After Death – written on the passing of my dear Pastor Sammy.
Jehovah Shalom, we bow before your Throne of grace and mercy, requesting your Holy presence. Father, comfort us in this difficult time, At this time of death, please draw near. Hold us closely to your heart, as we weep in the passing of our loved one. Jehovah Rapha, heal our broken hearts, as we cry out in desperation.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
Adonai, we may not be able to comprehend why this is happening. Yet, we trust Your divine intervention, for You alone know the thoughts and the plans you think towards us.
Father, we accept that he has been accepted into Your Kingdom and now he is truly in a better place.
Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Revelation 21:4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain. Because the old order of things has passed away.”
Celebrating The Life Of My Pastor
Jehovah Sabaoth, we will not mourn any further, for we choose to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear Pastor. We thank You for using him in a special way to touch the lives of many.
At this time, we chose to utilize the teachings he has left behind, not only in our own lives but in the lives of others.
We shall emerge out of the shadows and be the light in this dark world. And, as we go out equipped for battle, we will remember our beloved Pastor, every step of the way. In Jesus’ Mighty name we pray, Amen!
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”