Protect is the word chosen for this week’s Five Minute Friday. This is the second week I have joined in for this little challenge and it is kind of fun. So set your timer for five minutes and start writing.
How often I pray these words, but is my concern more for physical protection than for spiritual protection? I have no doubt that the Lord has protected us over and over in our daily activities and for this I am grateful, but I really want my prayers to be more of the latter.
I desire my children/grandchildren to be protected from the world, from it’s affections, from the devil, from strange children, from sinners who would entice, from the strange woman, from pornography, from anything that would hinder them from accepting Christ as their Savior or from following and serving Him wholeheartedly. This ought to be my prayer more than the former day after day. After all, our families are the only thing we can take with us from this world.
When hearing the word protect the first thing that popped into my mind was Under His wings I am safely abiding …. Yes, we can be protected under the mighty arms of Jesus and then one day fully protected as we arrive safe in the arms of Jesus. So as I yield myself to Him each day and pray for my loved ones, I am going to focus more on asking the Lord to protect them Spiritually and to give them the desire to abide under the shadow of His wings.
UNDER HIS WINGS
Composer: Ira D. Sankey
1 Under His wings I am safely abiding;
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him–I know He will keep me,
He has redeemed me, and I am His child.
Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.
2 Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort and there I am blessed. (Chorus)
3 Under His wings, O what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus I’m safe evermore. (Chorus)