Today marks 8 years of daily prayers–like this one–that Rebecca and Jack Systema have written for the autism community through their Children of Destiny ministry. That is 2,920 verses from the Bible that they have personalized from the trenches to give specific hope to others on the same journey marked by autism.
I, for one, want to say THANK YOU! Many a morning, I have dragged myself down for coffee and clicked into my email in search of meaning. (I know that in itself is an oxymoron which is why my New Year’s Resolution was to open my Bible before I opened my laptop.) Leave it to the good Lord though, who “never leaves us or forsakes us” to make His “grace perfect through my weakness” and guide me to truth online nonetheless!
Not everyday, but often enough, I hear God very directly through the verse the Systema’s have chosen that day and the prayer they’ve written out so I can read along rather than dare to utter one myself. So, today to reciprocate and write this prayer for them:
Lord God in Heaven,
Thank you for the Systema’s, their ministry, their family, and their diligence to follow you on the path you have made clear for them. Sustain them I pray in Jesus name. Bless them and enlarge their territory so that more who struggle to understand the 5 W’s of autism –who to listen to, what it is, when will they get a break, where to go for help, and why it’s happened in their families–will turn to You personally and your Word for answers. Thank you for your continual fount of hope and inspiration that flows freely through them.
“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good. Let us see your miracles again; let our children see your glory at work. And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!”
Psalm 90:14-17, NLT
Do you have someone that encourages you on your journey?
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