Silent worship

Hello, everyone. Sorry, I pressed the wrong button, and tomorrow’s prayer flew off in an instant to join you, even though I hadn’t finished it properly!

 

Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD (Zephaniah 1:7; NLT).

Be silent before the LORD, all humanity (Zechariah 2:13; NLT).

They will tremble in awe of the Lord and of his goodness! (Hosea 3:5; NLT).

Lord,
I worship you in silence,
For what words of mine
Could possibly express
Your goodness?

Meaning

Meaning

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the LORD (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

“ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’  And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Lord,
Luxuries and treats
Can’t lift our state of mind
For long;

Shopping and consumer goods
Can’t make our lives
Worthwhile;

For meaning comes
Through seeking you
Wholeheartedly –

And loving
Other people
As ourselves.

Kingdom

Kingdom 

May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit (Matthew 21:43; NLT).

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22; NLT).


Father,
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.

I pray for peace in every nation,
Self-control in every leader,
Goodness in every person;

Faithfulness in every partnership,
Kindness in every family,
Gentleness in every parent;

Patience in every mind,
Joy in every heart,
And love in every soul.

I ask this in the name of  your dear Son,
Amen.

Like and unlike

Like and unlike

For we do not have a great high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15; NLT).

And it was only right that he [God] should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader (Hebrews 2:10; NLT).

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16; NLT).

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15; NLT).

 

Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of Man,
Thank you for your humanity –
For all the ways
You’re just like us:

You shared our birth;
Our hunger, thirst,
Temptation;
Our joy, pain,
Grief and anger;
Our loneliness,
Despair and death.

Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God,
Thank you for your divinity –
For all the ways
You’re not like us at all:

Your sacred genesis;
Your knowledge, wisdom
And purity;
Your perfection, power,
Goodness and holiness;
Your love,
Courage and humility.

Thank you for being
The visible image
Of the invisible God,
So we can see his face
Reflected in your life.

Amen.

Without you

Hi, everyone. If you read yesterday’s blog, you may be doing a quick double-take right now, and thinking that I’m repeating myself. But today’s prayer illustrates how ideas continue to flow, even after publication, so I just wanted to share something of that process with you all today. With very best wishes from Ruth XXXX


Without you 

Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love
(1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

O LORD my God, how great you are (Psalm 104:1; NLT).

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

 

Father,
There is no faith, hope, or love
Without you;

No way, truth, or life
Without your Son;

And no goodness, peace, or joy
Without your Spirit.

How great you are,
My Lord and my God!

Thanks

Thanks

…he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep (Psalm 121:5; NIV).

But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction (Job 36:15; NIV).

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 (Psalm 103:2-4; 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, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life (Job 33:28; NIV).

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13; NIV).

 

Father,
You watch over me constantly,
And speak to me through affliction.

You forgive my sins,
Heal my diseases,
And redeem my life from the pit.

You crown me with love
And compassion.

You transform me
By the renewing of my mind.

You are the fountain of life,
And all my springs
Are in you.

Thank you for showing me
Your goodness,
So I can enjoy the light of life.

In Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

 

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.