Does life make you feel frazzled sometimes? I know I can say for myself, that it's so easy to take on a million things at once, and then end up making a mess, not prioritizing that which is most important, and taking things on one at a time. Perhaps you have a similar mindset? It's easy to get caught up in things that don't really matter, that shouldn't really prioritize our time, such as gaming, reading, work. These things are nice, but if there's no Foundation set for faith, then where do these things really help us in life?
Today's Gospel states:'"Hear then the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the delight in riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit, and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty"' (Matthew 13:18-23).
In today's reading, we hear about how there needs to be a firm foundation of faith, in order for anything to stand in our lives. Do you practice prayer each day, helping build this foundation, this root in your life? Do you attend mass on a daily, weekly, or even regular basis, reaffirming the sacrament of Baptism as you receive the Eucharist? Each step we take in the direction of faith and God is a step towards a life with a foundation of hope and happiness. Take some time to ask God to help you make faith a firm foundation for your life.
Today's prayer comes from 'Aslan's Place' a prayer to establish God's Foundation:
Lord, I ask You to build Your godly structure in my life, family, and ministry built upon love, faith and hope, and to tear down Ungodly structures built on selfishness, pride, and selfish ambition. Lord, I repent and renounce for myself and my ancestors for building ungodly structures based on man’s agenda, pride, honor, fame, self centeredness, greed, rebellion, and worship of self instead of worshiping the One True God.
Lord, I repent and renounce for myself and my ancestors for not receiving the words of God, desiring to know You, and building upon the rock of God, but instead, building upon the foolishness of man and the sand which does not stand.
I repent for myself and my ancestors for not receiving Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God enabling us to build a righteous structure that would prevail against the attacks of hell and the winds of destruction. Lord, I repent for myself and my ancestors for rejecting You, Lord Jesus, the chief cornerstone, precious, and chosen by God, and allowing You to become a stumbling block and rock of offense.
Lord, bring the Living Stones into alignment with You, the chief cornerstone, Lord Jesus. Align me to Your sound and Your frequency, that I may vibrate and resonate with You Lord Jesus.
Lord, remove all ungodly grids from my mind and brain causing division and double mindedness. Remove all that has shut down connections between the right and left side of my brain. Release my mind and brain from ungodly dimensional places, heights and depths. Take away double mindedness and all that would keep me from worshiping You single mindedly.
Lord, remove all ungodly grids from my heart and soul causing division. Remove anything from the heart chambers, and quadrants that would keep life from flowing in and out of the quadrants freely. Release my heart and emotions from all ungodly dimensional places, heights and depths, and remove all division of my heart, that I may love you wholeheartedly with single focus.
Lord, I repent and renounce for myself and my ancestors for losing our first love for You, and allowing the lampstands to be taken to build the enemy’s kingdom. Lord, restore first love, and release the stolen lampstands taken from individuals, families, ministries, and churches. Lord shine Your light again.
I repent for myself and my ancestors for building on self-effort, might, and power instead of building on the Spirit of God. I ask You Lord to remove the mountains of resistance to building Your foundation, and I ask that the capstone be laid through Your grace and mercy. Lord, I declare that You are my Refuge and Strength. Lord, build Your houses of refuge and safety for Your people.
Lord, release the cleansing whirlwind of Your Holy Spirit to cleanse the contamination off the elements of my being and my DNA and RNA, and restore all that is missing. I ask that my temple be aligned to the plume line of Your Holy Temple, and that my DNA and RNA be cleansed by the blood of Jesus and joined to the DNA / RNA of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Integrate my DNA / RNA with the Trinity and into the godly Living Stone that You have ordained for me. As a Living Stone, I desire to build Your Spiritual House, and to be part of Your holy priesthood offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to You through Christ Jesus.
Lord, I repent and renounce for myself and my ancestors for building an ungodly trading floor, an ungodly grid, and trading the future generation’s benefits for instant gratification. On behalf of my ancestors and myself, I repent and renounce for engaging in trade with a network of ungodly deities from Babylon, Egypt, and the Philistines. I break all oaths, covenants and agreements made with ungodly principalities, spirits kings, and thrones such as Queen of Heaven, Baal, Ra, Artemis, Nimrod, Babylon, Tyre , Jezebel , Athelia , Delilah , Apollyon , Leviathan , and Cain . Lord would you topple the ungodly thrones, and exchange the ungodly trading floor with Your godly trading floor? Lord I ask for a seven-fold return of what has been lost, stolen, and given away in my generational line. I pray for the New Jerusalem to be built on foundations of righteousness and justice.
Lord, remove all ungodly grids, foundations, and thrones built on the ungodly foundations causing disunity and separation from You. Lord, break all ungodly connections between me and ungodly thrones, grids, networks, guardians, dimensional places, beings, demons, entities, tormentors and voices, and remove all traps, snares, and lassos that would try to reconnect me. I break and renounce all covenants and agreements that my ancestors and I made with ungodly world dominions, rulers, systems, and beliefs, and I ask you to disconnect me from them.
Lord, connect me to Your godly firmament, expanse, foundation of Your throne, the Crystal Sea. Release your white stone bringing clarity in perception and prayer for the nations. Release Your light connecting me to You and Your light source. Rightly align the body of Christ together in unity, connecting the Living Stones, the cubes, with righteousness and justice building Your New Foundation, the New Jerusalem.
Lord, release the whirlwind of Your Spirit, and Your horses to prepare for the building of the godly foundation, the New Jerusalem. Lord, connect me to Your righteous foundation, Your godly firmament, the crystal sea, Your throne, and Your godly network.
Lord release the gifts of the spirit to equip me and connect me to You and the body of Christ in unity of faith, maturity, fullness of Christ, joined and knit together, each doing our share, edifying one another in love. Lord, may each of Your Living Stones shine with Your light, glory, uniqueness, creativity, and be released in the flow of Your symphonic harmony, radiating Your light, wisdom, joy, peace and love to a lost and dying world. Amen.