Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

Your children

 

May we, your children,
Shine with radiant light.   

May we, your children,
Praise you day and night.

May we, your children,
Bear our cross each day.

May we, your children,
Tread your narrow way.

May we, your children,
Thank you that we live.

May we, your children,
Work hard to forgive.

May we, your children,
Serve you, Lord, with grace. 

May we, your children,
One day see your face.

 

References

The righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom (Matthew 13:43; NLT).

She never left the temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37; NLT).

Take up your cross and follow me (Matthew 16:24; NLT).

Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it (Matthew 7:14; NIV).

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).

If you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you (Matthew 6:14; NIV). 

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace (1 Peter 4:10; NIV).

Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).

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Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

Children of God

 

Father,
Please forgive 
And heal 
Us all –

Your sinful,
Damaged,
Hurt,
Imperfect children.

 

References 

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

The tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13; NIV).

God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9; NLT).

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Children

Children

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children” (Matthew 19:14; NLT).

“But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone hung around your neck” (Mark 9:42; NLT).


Father,
I pray for children everywhere
Who are abused,
Neglected,
Bullied,
Exploited,
And victimised.

Please heal the hearts
Of all who
Dominate and despoil
Young lives.

Protect these children’s 
Minds and bodies,
So they will have a better future,
Despite the damaging long-term effects
Of all they experience.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Night prayer

Night prayer 

* In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8; NIV).
* On my bed I remember you (Psalm 63:6; NIV).
* For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8; NIV).
* This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10; NIV).
* Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12; NIV).

Father God,
Thank you for today –

For every breath I’ve taken,
And each beat of my heart;

For my senses and emotions,
The ability to think, speak and act.

For my water, food and medication,
My clothes, and everything I’ve used;

For my family and home,
Friends, neighbours and church;

But most of all,
Thank you for your gift of faith,
And for sending your dear Son
To live and die for me,
So my sins can be forgiven
And I can belong to you.

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