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Timothy Griffin: Looking Up

Dear God

(Timothy Griffin)
September 21, 2012

Today, as I was driving, meditating on God, I was compelled to pull over and pray.  As I began praying, rather poetically, I was compelled to pen the prayer.

Scripture tells us that men ought always to pray. But sometimes, amidst life’s struggles, we faint, we falter, we lose focus to the point of being at a loss for words.

But thank God, we’re not on this journey alone. We hold each other’s hand and encourage one another as the situation warrants. We stand on the testimonies and prayers of those who walked before us and those who walk among us. So today, if you are struggling and in need of a few words to get you started, I encourage you to stand on my prayer. You’ll probably find that by the time you get to my end, you’ll be just beginning. There’s something about talking to God, once you do get started, you find it hard to stop. And He loves the prayers of His saints …


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Thank you for allowing me to see another day. I know the fact that I am seeing this day means you still have purpose for me being here.

Today God, I thank you that I am who I am and that You are who You are. And, I thank you for giving me the wisdom to know that it’s because of who You are that I am who I am.

I thank you for seeing me through seen and unseen dangers. And on that note, I thank you that even now as I sit; I see, I sense, I hear, I hope, I wonder, as I behold the magnificence of the beauty of your creation.

And right now God, I ponder, that in this vast universe, even as I speak, You are mindful of me.  You are watching me. You are sustaining me. I matter to you. Oh, I lift my heart and say Hallelujah! Thank you, God!

Let me love You this day more that I loved You yesterday. Help me to make better use of this day than I did yesterday. I know You’ve already ordered my steps. Help me to consult You before I take each one.

looking_up.jpgI know today that I will wrestle with principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age. But, I know that You are greater and stronger. I know that You can move the mountains that even now, I see.

Whatever horizontal challenges I face today, may they not hinder my vertical gaze at Your glory. May I continue looking up to You, the Author and Finisher of my faith.

In Jesus name, the name above every other name. The name of the One that is miraculously with You, one in the same, I pray, Amen!

Timothy Griffin serves as a Campus Pastor at Liberty University. The Campus Pastors Office exists to help produce students who have the highest standards of Christian conduct and Biblical principles so that they may reach people for Christ in whatever venue that the Lord may call them.