IT’S RIDICULOUS!

It’s ridiculous!

Be silent before the Sovereign LORD (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

God is light; in him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5; NIV).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him (1 Chronicles 16:11; NLT).


Lord,
It’s ridiculous!

We don’t expect
To drive our cars
Day after day
Without refilling
Them with fuel;

So why do we expect
To drive our selves
Day after day,
Without turning to you
In silence,
And asking you
To refill us
With your light,
Love,
And strength?

Message

Message

“You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind” (Luke 10:27; NLT).

“This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him”  (Luke 9:35; NLT).

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you (Psalm 55:22; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple, “ Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

“Love you neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Lord,
Your message is so simple –

All we need to do
Is love you,
Listen to you,
Talk to you honestly,
Follow your Son,
Forgive others,
And serve you
As best we can.

In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen.

RAIF BADAWI

Raif Badawi

So God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Lord,
May there be no more flogging,
No more unjust imprisonment;
No more violence, cruelty,
And torture;
No more hatred, prejudice,
And discrimination;
No more war.

May we, your people,
Become at last
As you intended
When you made us
In your own image –
For you are Love.

Amen.

THE ROCK

The rock

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand (Psalm 40:2; NLT).

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my saviour” (2 Samuel 22:2; NLT).


Lord,
Thank you
For loving me,
Saving me,
And setting my feet securely
On the rock
Of your presence.

I can never
Repay you –
Only love you in return,
With all my heart.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

TEMPTATION

Temptation

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you” (Ephesians 4: 26; NLT).

People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:7-8; NLT).

And don’t let us yield to temptation (Matthew 6:13; NLT).

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).


Lord,
When we’re angry,
We can so easily
Hurt others
With our silence,
Words,
Or actions –

So please help us
To resist temptation,
And to speak the truth
In love.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

FREE

Free

You will free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons (Isaiah 42:7; NLT).

“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” (Luke 10:27; NLT).

“Love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 19:19; NLT).


Lord,
By the power
Of your Holy Spirit,
Please set us free
In body,
Mind,
Heart,
And soul,
To love you,
Others,
And even ourselves.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Paradox

Paradox

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me” (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

“Keep on seeking, and you will find” (Matthew 7:7; NLT).


Lord,
In darkness,
We find your light;

In silence,
We hear your voice;

In emptiness,
We find your presence;

And in solitude,
We find your love.