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

I will rise up

I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

Though I fall, I will rise again (Micah 7:8; NLT).

Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31; GNT).


Lord, I know
I’m nothing,

But I don’t mind this
At all,

For as long
As you live through me,

I will rise up
When I fall.

Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

Sun and rain

He gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike (Matthew 5:45; NLT).


Lord God,
Your love
Falls on us all –
Like sun and rain.


You hold us

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NIV).

God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it (Job 33:14; NLT).

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (James 4:10; NIV).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).



You hold us in your arms,
But we don’t see you;

You talk to us each day,
But we don’t hear;

You lift us when we fall,
But we don’t thank you;

Yet you love us as we are –
Year after year.




Jesus replied, “ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind’ ” (Matthew 22:37; NLT).

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

In prayer,
May my mind
Unite with yours,
Like rain
Falling into a stream.

In worship,
May my heart
Unite with yours,
Like a stream
Flowing into a river.

In contemplation,
May my soul
Unite with yours,
Like a river
Pouring into the sea.

Through Jesus’ name,



Hello everyone. Today there are two short reflections on the same theme:


“Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home” (Matthew 8:8; NLT).

Then Abraham spoke again. “Since I have begun, let me speak further to my Lord, even though I am but dust and ashes” (Genesis 18:27; NLT).

Serve only the LORD your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

…lead me along the path of everlasting life (Psalm 139:24; NLT).

I am not worthy
To approach you.

Let me be a speck of dust
Clinging to your sandal,

So I can follow the path of everlasting life
In your presence every day.

Through Jesus’ name,


For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust (Psalm 103:14; NLT).

If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen you your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave (Matthew 10:14; NLT).

Though they stumble they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand
(Psalm 37:24; NLT).

You know how weak I am.

I’m only a speck of dust
Clinging to your sandal.

When I let you down,
Please don’t shake me off.

When I stumble,
Please don’t let me fall.

In Jesus’ name,