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I will give thanks to you forever – A prayer based on Psalm 30

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

For I have known the reality and feelings of potential loss in all areas of my life; yet You have drawn me up from the pit.

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

For I cried out to You and You have healed and restored me.

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

For You have brought me through the weeping and mourning of potential disaster and loss of life as I have known it and brought me to a place of joy.

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

The sackcloth gone, the coat of joyous colors now my clothes, my silent distressed heart now gives full blown praise;

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever!

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Prayer of the early morning riser – Mark 1:35

How early did you rise, O Lord, to hear the Father’s voice?

How early did you rise, to breathe the Spirit’s breath?

While it was dark, quite early in the morn you woke; you listened and you breathed.

How lonely was the place, you met in solitude,

Where strength would come, resolve be sure, to follow Father’s will?

To a lonely and deserted place; the meeting face to face,

Only here could soul be forged, the heart bow down, then rise again.

What prayers would fill your mind, your lips, when in this sacred place?

What songs and psalms, laments and pleas would occupy this time?

What answers did you listen for? What answers did you find in fellowship Divine?

Teach us to pray, Lord Jesus. Amen

 

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Prayers for rest in body, mind and heart

Everlasting and Almighty God, hear our prayers this day and grant us the rest that comes only from your Loving Presence

Heavenly Father, grant us rest for our troubled minds.   We have many unanswered questions in our minds.  Our minds race, speeding from one anxious thought to another, as the world is not as we want it to be or as we imagined it would be.  News reports of war, of natural disasters, of evil doers and of tragedy cause us to worry.   So Father, we come to you with all that stirs within our minds, trusting in Your loving mercies and provision. Grant us rest for our minds

Jesus, Messiah, grant us rest for our weary bodies.  The worries of our mind cause physical tiredness.  Our physical labors cause exhaustion; our illnesses weaken our bodies and make us further vulnerable to yet other illnesses.  We see it in ourselves, in those whom we love, both near and far.   It seems like each day, there is news of another loved one or acquaintance with something wrong, some disease, something to wear out the body.   So Jesus, You who suffered physical affliction and choose to enter our physical world of pain, we come to you with all our afflictions, the physical weariness and sufferings of both our friends and family, and ourselves.  Hear our prayer and grant to all we pray for this day rest for our bodies.

O Holy Spirit, grant us rest for our longing hearts.   The circumstances of our lives and the troubles of this world often leave us with a deep longing for something more.   Though we have much to cause us to give thanks, yet there remains an unsettledness in our hearts, that all is not yet as it should be.   Many times we turn to you when our hearts are lonely and stirring within, but sometimes we look to other things to distract us and bring us comfort.  Forgive us, Holy Comforter, and help us to trust in you and find a peace that passes understanding.   Grant us rest for our longing and wandering hearts.

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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