This eMinistry-specific WebGem is a prayer of encouragement, from Arthur Blessitt. Grateful thanks to Arthur Blessitt and his eMinistry at www.blessitt.com, for permission to post this prayer, “to help you to focus on the real power in this world and in the real love you can experience.” Here is the full text of the prayer:
Dear God, I know that you knew me in my mother’s womb. You named me, you loved me, and you died on the cross for me and rose again. And you’re at the right hand of the Father, and you love me. Thank you for that knowledge: that your presence is with me always, that all power is in your hands, in heaven and in earth, and your presence is within me. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. Fill me with your presence, Lord Jesus. Take away the fear. The doubts. I love you, I trust you. And I’m not complaining. I’m praising you, every day.
About Arthur Blessitt
Arthur Owen Blessitt is a traveling Christian preacher, most known for his Guiness World Record feat of “longest walk,” carrying a cross through every nation of the world. But this wasn’t the first creative technique used by Blessitt to convey an invitation to follow Jesus. In 1968, he took his message to the land of messages: Hollywood. He focused on idle teens, Hells Angels, hippies, radicals, runaways, and general passers by, especially those who had, in Timothy Leary’s words, turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. And he did so by opening a coffee house he named His Place. The following year, he took to the road. Regardless of the medium, Blessitt’s message has always been clear and consistent: no matter what you may have done or where you may be in your life, Jesus loves you and welcomes you, and wants to be in relationship with you. Storytellers ourselves, we can’t help but admire Blessitt’s creativity. But we also appreciate his willingness to cross boundaries to spread love to people that might easily be judged, marginalized or written off as hopeless.
From time to time, and with permission, The Center features exceptional outside content, including sermon excerpts and motivational or inspirational videos, that we feel will bless our visitors. We call this curated content WebGems. We coined the term WebGems to indicate a treasure (Matt 13:44) we’ve discovered, and that will be enriching spiritually. WebGems already spans a wide range of genres, and introduces artists as well as eMinistry content that will be unfamiliar to many of our viewers. If you would like to suggest a post, or have found this post particularly helpful, we always welcome positive feedback and input.