Affirming our gratitude

Affirming our gratitude

 

To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

in hymns of adoration,

to thee bring sacrifice of praise

with shouts of exultation:

bright robes of gold the fields adorn,

the hills with joy are ringing,

the valleys stand so thick with corn

that even they are singing.- W. Chatterton Dix

 

 

Lord when you hear our loud shouts, when you hear our uproarious praises, when you see us jump up and dance, when you see us prostrate on the floor , when you see us with that quiet smile all we are saying to You our Lord God is thank you. You have our backs so much even when we are slow to realize it you don’t give up on us. Who is more merciful than You? Who is more kind than You? Who is more gracious than You? It is only because that is who you are and we are left to ponder. Thank You Lord.

Lord as we contemplate Thanksgiving and all that ensues we want to say thank you to you once again. This is on top of what we do daily. We are grateful for the opportunity for all of us regardless of our origins to be able to come together as a nation and express our gratitude to You, our Creator and the Giver of all things what you have done for us throughout the year. May you continue to remind us to be grateful to You for each passing moment and day. Amen (11/22/17)

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Trusting without restraints

Trusting without restraints

 

 

You call me out upon the waters

The great unknown where feet may fail

And there I find You in the mystery

In oceans deep my faith will stand…

 

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Saviour – Matt Crocker, Joel Houston & Salomon Lightelm

 

 

His Majesty the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords I come to you with my sacrifice of praise and gratitude in my hands. May all the earth bow down to you. May all creation continue to remain in subjection to You O Lord. You deserve to be worshipped and adored. You are the God of mystery and I am happy that I can trust You because even winds and seas obey You. May your Name be forever lifted up.

Lord in listening to a songwriter as she prays that her trust would be without borders, I realize that this is a struggle that I often have that being able to trust you without holding anything back and leaving it all in your hands. Help me dear Lord that I will learn to trust you without having any restraints or limits no matter how dire things look. Amen (11/5/17)

 

Our help is in your Name O Lord ( Sutherland Spring, Tx)

Our help is in your Name O Lord ( Sutherland Springs, Tx)

 

 Thy way, not mine, O Lord,

However dark it be;

Lead me by Thine own hand,

Choose out the path for me.

 

Smooth let it be or rough,

It will be still the best;

Winding or straight, it leads

Right onward to Thy rest.-Horatius Bonar

 

Lord we will give you thanks in all circumstances because you are and will always remain God in all circumstances. We thank you that you are Omnipotent and our Protector no matter what happens.

Lord today our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters in 1st Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas as they are shocked by what happened last morning. We mourn with them as they mourn those who lost their lives in the attack and comfort those who were injured. Lord in the midst of this evil we want to remember that you are still Lord and our lives and security are still in your hands. We also want to remember even as we tremble that we will still find church a safe place to go to worship and fellowship. May You give strength to all your people and bless us with your peace at this time. Amen (11/6/17)

 

We are grateful Lord

We are grateful Lord

 

All things praise Thee; gracious Lord,

Great Creator, powerful Word,

Omnipresent Spirit, now

At Thy feet we humbly bow;

Lift our hearts in praise to Thee;

All things praise Thee, All things praise Thee:

– Lord, may we! –George William Conder

Lord all I need to do is to sit quietly and contemplate the week that has gone before and nothing but gratefulness builds up in my soul. You have done so much for me and I just can’t gloss over it. O God you have been my Protector and as a family we have left home each morning and returned safely. As our Provider we have not had any need because you have supplied all we have needed. As our Guide you have given us valuable insights into our work and other issues the whole week. You have sent us on our way rejoicing. May your Name be praised forever.

Lord we know that if we are to grow in You we have to keep our eyes and focus on You. But Lord there is so much in this world that takes our attention, time and energy and we are not able to focus on you. Lord the result is that even when we need You we resort to desperate struggle and to others before we finally think of You which is what we should have done before anything else. Help O Lord to keep our eyes on You so that we can get the help we need in time. Amen (10/29/17)

 

The yearning of our hearts

The yearning of our hearts

 

 

 

My heart and voice I raise,

To spread Messiah’s praise;

Messiah’s praise let all repeat:

The universal Lord,

By whose almighty Word

Creation rose in form complete.-Benjamin Rhodes

 

I will worship You with gladness and dance before you with gratefulness in my heart. I will indeed bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall be in my mouth always. O You are good and your mercies really endures. You have been so kind to me. Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy Name. Let all the earth praise You O Lord. Let everything that have breath worship You.

Lord there are times when we want to pray so fervently for others because we realize that they really need our support however we find that we do not seem to have the stamina and the energy to keep the prayer going. Lord in such times may You hear the yearning of our hearts and souls and answer our prayers. Amen (10/24/17)

He is there for us

He is there for us

 

Thank you for the cross, Lord

Thank you for the price You paid

Bearing all my sin and shame

In love You came

And gave amazing grace

 

Worthy is the Lamb

Seated on the throne

Crown You now with many crowns

You reign victorious- Hillsong

 

Lord when I needed a Maker to make me you made me. When I needed a Savior to save me you saved me. When I needed Friend to talk to you became my friend. Without You I am nothing. I derive my life and my strength and everything from You O Lord. May my voice be lifted up to praise and worship You all of my days .

Lord there are many times when we are looking for friends or family to help us out of a predicament and we find no one available or willing to help. We become distraught and despondent. Lord help us to remember in such times that You are always there to help us and when we cannot find anyone we should turn to You. Help us also that our inclination will be to look to You first and then human actors you will use to help us.  Amen (10/15/17)

Interruptions

Interruptions

 

 

I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like

But I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night

And you tell me that you’re pleased

And that I’m never alone

 

You’re a good good father

It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am – Chris Tomlin

 

Lord I want to always praise and worship You at all times. I want to glorify your great Name no matter what happens. This is because You are always good, kind, caring and merciful. I don’t deserve all that You do to help me but you don’t cease to bless me even when I don’t merit it. How do I completely wrap my hands around who you are ? All I can say to you is thank you my God for being there for me all the time. I love You Lord.

Lord there are many times when we get interruptions to our busy lives and we get stressed out so much. These are times when we wish everything will go as planned. We however find that You interrupt our lives with unexpected delays and some seeming setbacks to deliver us from evil, protect us or to get our attention when we would not have heard You. Lord, help us to remain calm and trusting of You when we encounter these interruptions so that you can bless us. Amen (10/10/17)