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

Pointless

Father,

It is pointless
To resent, or hate,
Our illness,

For anger 
Will not make it 
Go away.   

Instead, 
Help us to live
With how we are,

To manage,
And to learn 
From it,

Making the best
We can 
Of every day.

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Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity (Hebrews 6:1; NIV).

I was given a thorn in my flesh […] Three times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9; NLT).

 When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).

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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).

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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.

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Live without blaming others

Live
Without blaming others
For your life.

Love
Without blaming others
For your pain.

Lose
Without blaming others
For your loss.

Die
Without blaming others
For your death.

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Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realise that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28; NIV).

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).

When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34; NLT).

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The worst and the best

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

Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard (Romans 3:23; NLT).

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Lord God,
I live in you,
And you in me.

Perhaps I am
The very worst
Of you,

But you, Lord,
Are the very best
Of me.

 

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New Year

Happy New Year everyone, though I know that for many of us, this won’t be an easy time. Life can be very hard, but the New Year does offer us the chance to make a fresh start. That’s what today’s prayer is about, so I’m sending it out early, for the sake of those who are struggling.

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I was given a thorn in my flesh […] Three times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9; NLT).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).

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New Year –

The time
To face our losses squarely;

To grieve,
In preparation to move on.

Then accept, adapt,
And give up all self-pity,

And do our best
To learn to live again.

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For all who do not know you

Lord God,
I pray for all
Who do not know you;

For all
Who do not know
How much you care;

For all
Who do not know
How much you love us;

For all
Who live beside you,
Unaware.

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The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

“My people are foolish and do not know me,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 4:22; NLT).

They never call on the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (Revelation 3:17; NIV).

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

He is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

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The greatest tragedy

“My people are foolish and do not know me,” says the Lord Jeremiah 4:22; NLT).

They never call on the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (Revelation 3:17; NIV).

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

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Lord God,
The greatest tragedy
Of all
Is living unaware of you,
And of your love.

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