For PG2 Camp

God,

you are so great – that you have planted the illusion of waking up earlier than usual i nmy mind so that I can spend time to pray and bask in your glory.

God i pray for camp. as i become prepared, and as I begin to become nervous of whats to come, i want to apologize for not praying to you earlier. For some reason that must have skipped my mind., God i really want this camp to be amazing, to be great, for the students to meet you in their lives God.

I really want them to encounter you today so they may be able to cling on to something. Although its a blissful moment, I pray you will help them God. I pray for Julia, that she may be able to influence Rita after shes attended the camp, after shes has tasted a small fraction of who you are.

I want her to see that this world is decaying, and I want all the students to know that YOU are amazing God. Not that the world is amazing, not that the world can provide them with happiness but that YOU can provide them with eternal joy – all you need is our heart. God I pray for them Lord, I really pray earnestly that if teachers rely on their own strength to bring you closer, it wont work. I pray you will humble the teachers ,and to love and serve the students with all their hearts – including me.

 

God i pray that the camp itself, you will take over. I want you to take over the camp, and what students feel towards it at debrief. I’d rather you do it than noon eelse. because at least I can trust you with ALL my heart that this is happening for a resason. God i pray that this camp will run according tot he way YOU want it, and the way YOU designed it God.

I lastly pray for the unity between leaders. God may you help us all, to unite together and help each and every one of us out. Would you incline us to each other, would you especially help those in the same group, such as Ho, Janette andI.

Lord i pray that this camp, there will be no group that feels left out, nothing likethat.

Instead I pray that this year, the camp wlll be filled with people, new friendships, new joy, and a stronger bond with you.

 

I pray for the ones who aren’t coming from PG2 God. I pray that you will put the regret into their hearts,that you will instill it into their minds. God I really do  pray for those students as they are walking on dangerous waters. Whatever the reason, God i pray that you will chage their hearts, change the hearts of their parents, and change them altogether. Meeting you is so important, I praythat it willhappen.

 

Thank you Lord, Although this prayer is one of only a few for camp, it is prayed with earnest, honest, humble love for the students.

 

Thank you God

For the House

God,

I know that you have listened to my pleas, and have answered my prayers. I know that you love me and that you listen and hurt whenever I cry. I know because you are my father, and I am your child. I am not a child of the devil, nor will I ever be again. So God, I bring this trouble at your feet because I’m struggling with finding a way out.

So as you know, our house is being built. But at the same time, my mum struggles to find money in  completing the house. This house has been a long dream for our family for ages – especially to my mum. I think renting continuously and having to find place after place to move can be extremely stressful – and sometimes shameful in my mums eyes. Her eagerness and vision to finish this house is the reason why it all started – because she wanted a stable home that our family could live in.

But God, with all these issues occurring, I’m starting to wonder if this house will actual be finished. We have financial and logical hurdles to overcome, and sometimes I feel like these hurdles are as tall as mountains – impossible for our family to overcome. But Lord, I pray that you will help our family. You know the desire of our family and its to get the house completed. You know where our hearts lie and we want this house to become finalized so that we may have a stable roof above our heads. But God,  I dont want to ask you to complete the house.. although I am extremely tempted to.

I think rather than asking the house to be finished, I want to ask for something greater. I want to ask that no matter what happens -my family will find joy in you and your name. Even if the house doesnt get finished, I want my family to think and say “by the grace of God, the house wasn’t able to be completed – for our own good, the house failed, praise the Lord.” Sometimes thinking like that sounds so unrealistic, because maybe I can’t imagine my mum to ever say something like that – especially when this house means so much to her. I think she loved the idea of building a house after my dad left, because it just became more and more difficult to live and support our family by herself. But i think rather than having a tangible house to be completed, I would rather her still chasing you, and finding joy in your name and your decision for her.

This doesn’t mean that I don’t want the house to be finished Lord, by all means, I would love the house to be completed. But I want it to be completed for the glory of you God, so I pray that you would examine my mums heart and see the true reason why she is building this house. If it isnt for the glory of You Lord, I pray that you will strike her heart Lord, and let her know that the reason why the house may not be completed is because her intention for this house isnt to glorify you but herself. I think if that happens, I will be so grateful – even if the house isnt completed. God I pray that her heart is true, and that the house will be completed in your name – and for your glory.

Sometimes its hard, running a business and not earning enough to sustain your dream and your current situation. i could never imagine the difficulty in that.. But God, I really do pray that my mum will find joy and comfort in you, no matter the circumstances.

The house is an important icon to us all. Its not just a house, more like a representation of my mum being able to succeed in providing us a permanent roof over our heads – exactly why I don’t want her to be disappointed if the house isnt completed.

 

But God, I also know that you have answered my prayers about the house before – and you miraculously turned it over. I’m not sure if that determines the house is definitely going to be completed, nor do I have the arrogance to for-tell your plan, But God I pray that I know you will not let me down. Whether you complete the house or not – I pray that you will allow our family to always love and respect you.

I know you’ve answered my prayers before, and I’m asking you another prayer now. I don’t want to fall into the habit of thinking ahead that you will immediately answer my prayers-  help me to be humbled also.

I know you hear me, and I know you give me strength. Help me to have strength in you – please God… I really want the house to be finished. I really want it to be finished so that my mum can be in peace. help her to steer her reason for the completion of this house towards you Lord.

 

We pray in Jesus’ name – Amen.