Prayers of the Watches

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The inspiration for this piece came to me in a vision during a time of separation due to a global pandemic. The corona virus was upon us, and the world was caught in a grip of fear. We were apart from our loved ones, and some were in despair. All were suffering. Then God reminded me that He is still here–now and for always.

I awake.  It is the stillness before dawn.  These are the final hours of the First Watch.  I return from that sacred place, the world of dreams.  There is where I rest with the One Source. During the night I studied with the Ascended Masters and I was nurtured by Sophia.  The respite, in the blackness of night, is what prepares me for each new day. I cling to early morning, before the light. This is my time with my Creator,  This is where I wish to abide always.

The Prayer.  “when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.” Psalm‬ ‭63:6‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Today, as every day, I will carry The Word.  I am your Oracle of Scripture. My mission is clear.

The Prayer.  “Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation‬ ‭22:7‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

The Prayer.  “She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:15‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Guide me from the moment my feet touch the floor.  I will warm the house, prepare breakfast, clear the snow, and make ready for your new day.

The Prayer:  “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:28‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

I await the moment when I see their faces, and hear their voices.  I pray that I bring them great joy, as they bring to me.

The sun is up,  So begins the Second Watch.  I cling to God’s presence, as it begins to slip away.  I pray.

The Prayer.  “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

God has work for me.  I will go. I will do it.

The Prayer.  “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

The Prayer. “Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.” Lamentations‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

I dress for work.  Is this my purpose?  What awaits me there?  Will I be successful? Am I doing God’s work?  How will I know?

The Prayer.  “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

The Third Watch approaches.  The workday is partly over. The rest of the day may present as challenging.  Deadlines, urgency, time slipping away—worry sets in.

The Prayer.  “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Returning home, I care for my family.  I am weary. The day was long. This world makes my heart heavy.  Have I done well?

The Prayer.  “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matthew‬ ‭25:21‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

The Prayer.  “And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.” 1 Kings‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Dusk.  It is time to light the incense and call upon God to find me again.  Will He follow the scent of the frankincense and come home to me?

The Prayer. “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.” Genesis‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

The Prayer. “And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the Lord.” ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭24:7‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Fourth Watch.  We eat. We pray.  We wash ourselves with God’s s pure water.   We rest in our refuge. We are home.

The Prayer.  “Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.” John‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

I give thanks.  I love. I celebrate.  I serve. I embrace the spirit as the day ends.  I return to my bed. He is all I see and all I seek.

The Prayer.  “I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.” Psalm‬ ‭119:14-15‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

I ask and hope He will return to me and take me to His kingdom once again.  I cry out: “Where are You?”

The Prayer.  “In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,” ‭‭Job‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Finally, the long-awaited words of God Himself are coming, as he meets me in another world. At last, I hear His Prayer. “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Proverbs‬ ‭8:17‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Amen

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