My prayers

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1. May my prayers
Be natural –
Childlike, simple,

2. May my prayers
Be genuine –
Honest, prompt,

3. May my prayers
Be uncontrived –
Trustful, loving,

4. May my prayers
Be uncompelled –
Joyful, short,

5. May my prayers
Be from the heart –
And true.

6. May my prayers
Be constant, Lord –
Then I’ll be one
With you.


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1. Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3; NIV).

They will be called ‘children of the living God’ (Hosea 1:10; NIV).

2. You desire honesty from the womb (Psalm 51:6; NLT).

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5; NIV).

Pray about everything (Philippians 4:6; NLT).

3. Trust in God, and trust also in me (John 14;1; NLT).

I have done no wrong, and my prayer is pure (Job 16:17; NLT).

4. Always rejoice (1 Thessalonians 5:16; NIV).

When you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words (Matthew 6:7; NIV).

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything (James 1:4; NIV).

5. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge (Psalm 62:8; NLT).

6. Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

4 thoughts on “My prayers

      • Hi Ruth, today has been a stressful day. I had an optician consultation regarding my headaches over the last three weeks. They found nothing wrong with my vision but referred me immediately to my GP and consultant. I had an unexpected phone consult with my GP who has emailed my consultant, urging that I be seen as a priority asap. Thus there is possibly new tumour activity, maybe.
        Susan is well at present, praise the LORD! I pray that you are in better form yourself sister, and that our Father God continues to bless you.

      • Oh, Alan, I’ve only just seen your message. What a stressful and disturbing day you’ve had, as you face up to the possibility that your brain tumour might be active again. It’s good that your optician had the skill to point you straight towards your GP, and the GP straight to your consultant. I do hope you won’t have long to wait before being examined, and getting some straight answers. I remember how unhappy you were about not being able to have a scan not long ago, so I hope this hasn’t delayed your treatment possibilities.

        On a more positive note, I’m glad that Susan is doing well. I continue to struggle with breathlessness and fatigue, but will be seeing my cardiac consultant on Thursday (the day he resumes work, as our lockdown is being loosened slightly. Don’t give me a single thought, Alan, just concentrate on taking as much care of yourself as you can whilst you wait. I always think that waiting is the worst part, so I will pray that you will be seen as quickly as possible.

        Thinking of you both, and sending my love, from Ruth XXXX

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