Prayer

SILENCE

Silence

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

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

Obey his commands, listen to his voice and cling to him (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation (Galatians 6:15; NLT).

Lord,
Waiting for you in silence
Is different every time…

Relaxing,
Restorative,
Or blissful;

Challenging,
Alarming,
Disturbing;

Inspiring,
Awesome –
Even revelatory;

For when you speak,
Our hearts
Are transformed,

And our lives
Turned
Upside down.

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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.

 

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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.

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Only me

Have you ever knocked on a door, whilst calling out, “It’s only me”? That’s how I feel when I pray, because I know just how sinful and unproductive I am…

Only me

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man” (Luke 5:8; NIV).

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’ (Matthew 25:21; NIV).

Lord,
I’m so sorry I’m only me,
But I just can’t be anyone else.

Please forgive, 
Heal,
And transform me.

Help me
To serve you.

Then, perhaps,
One day I will hear you say: 
“Well done,
My good and faithful servant”.

 

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