Shut in with God:devotions and prayers from #stayathome – Post 8 – Yearning, Turning, Burning

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Shut in with God: devotions and prayers from #stayathome – Janet DeCaster

Post 1 in this series is found at

Post 8–  Posted 5/31/20 PENTECOST (written 3/29/20)– My Prayer for (myself, for you and) the American Church : 


The Holy Spirit is stirring a prayer in my heart for many in America who grew up in some form of ‘religion’ or familiarity with Christian traditions, but may have fallen away from faith (or never found true, Biblical faith it in the first place). Will you pray with me?

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Lord give us a YEARNING, a TURNING and a BURNING….

  • Lord may there be a YEARNING for you, your truth, your word, your Holy Spirit and your righteousness in many hearts.
    • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
          for they will be filled
      . Matthew 5:6
    • You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
  • Father God send your Holy Spirit that there may there be a great TURNING away from sin and toward faith in Jesus Christ in America again.
    •  “When he came to his senses, …..I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you….“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15: 17-20 (in part)
    • Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:10-12
  • May my heart (and many hearts) BURN with revelation knowledge of who you are Jesus: the Messiah. May we have a BURNING desire to understand your Word.
  • …”Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32
  • I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17


Janet DeCaster
Janet DeCaster
Christian Author & Speaker, Janet DeCaster, holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a J.D. from Emory University School of Law, and a Certificate of Biblical Studies from ACTS International Bible College. She has served as a Pastor to women in a local Church, a Deacon, a global missions team member, and a committed volunteer in many capacities in the Church. She is Ordained for Christian ministry with the Assemblies of God, U.S.A. Learn more about her books and ministry at her website,

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