Prayer

Thanks

Thanks

With your help I can advance against a troop, with my God I can scale a wall (2 Samuel 22:30).

…those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31; NIV).

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread the heights (Habakkuk 3:19; NIV).

…be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12.2; NIV).

All my springs are in you (Psalm 87:7; NRSV).

God has delivered me from going down to the pit (Job 33:28; NIV).

Father,
You renew my strength,
And make my feet
Like the feet of a deer,
So I can tread the heights.

With you
I can stand against a troop,
Scale a wall,
Walk and run –
Even fly like an eagle.

You redeem my life from the pit,
Restore my strength,
And transform me
By the renewing of my mind.

Lord,
Thank you for your infinite goodness:
All my springs are in you.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Prayer

Life

Life

For in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust (Psalm 104:27-9; NIV).

Then he [Job] fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:20-21; NIV).

Lord,
My life is entirely
In your hands.

Please show me your will,
And help me
To follow it.

That’s all I ask.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Love

Love

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
(John 3:16; NIV).

He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ”
(Luke 10:27; NIV).

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another”
(John 13:34; NIV).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love
(Galatians 5:6; NIV).

Father,
We have drifted
Far from the path of love.

We confess that others have suffered
At our hands.

Speak to our hearts,
And let us glimpse your face again.

Help us to turn away from sin,
And back to you.

Forgive and heal us
For the sake of your Son,
Who died to save us.

Help us to follow him
With a glad heart,
Loving and serving him
In everyone we meet.

We ask this in his blessed name,
Amen.

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Happiness

Happiness

Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:2-5; NIV).

Lord,
I’m so happy!

For the first time ever
There is nothing
I need to ask for.

Please prepare me
To serve you,
And help me to do your will.

In Jesus’ name
Amen.

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Joy

Joy 

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing
(Zephaniah 3:17; NIV).

My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him
(Psalm 28: 7; NIV).

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete
(John 15:11; NIV).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love
(Galatians 5:6; NIV).

Father,
May we know
Your joy:
The joy of living,
The joy of giving,
The joy of caring,
The joy of sharing,
And the joy of loving others
As ourselves.

We ask all this
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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A dedication

A dedication

Then he [Job] fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised”
(Job 1:20-21; NIV).

Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him ( Job 13:15; NIV).

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love (Lamentations 3:32; NIV).

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour (Habakkuk 3:17-18; NIV).

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

Father,
Please heal and strengthen me,
So I can serve you more.

But if it is your will
For me to be
Sick, weak and tired,
Please help me
Still to praise you,
Rejoice in you,
And serve you
With all my heart,
As best I can.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Love

Love 

“Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58: 6; NIV).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27; NIV).

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another
(John 13:34; NIV).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).

Father,
We pray for everyone
Who has been
Kidnapped,
Deceived,
Groomed,
Forced,
Or trafficked
Into every kind of abuse,
Exploitation,
And slavery.

We are ashamed
That we humans
Are capable of conceiving,
And carrying out,
Such dreadful crimes
Against our fellows.

Have mercy on us,
Heal those we have harmed,
Forgive us,
And bring us back
To your path of love.

We ask this in Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

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