Abba father, God of all
Keeper lover of my soul
Throughout the ages unchanging
You are perfect in all of your ways –Nathaniel Bassey
Our Father who art in heaven may your great name be praised. You have shown yourself to be truly a Father who cares. You are also a Father who gives and gives. You are a Father who is slow to chide a swift to bless. You are a Father who leads and protects. You are a Father who mentors us. You are a Father who provides constant support and that is why You sent us the Holy Spirit to be with us always. Receive your worship and adoration for you are truly our Father.
Lord as we set aside a day and time to honor our earthly fathers both natural and adopted we want to thank you for providing them to us. We also want to honor the memory of those who have passed and are no longer with us. We thank you for their lives. May you continue to help our fathers to be blessings to us and may we never forget to honor them. May you help those dads who have not for various reasons been the examples that you have expected them to be to be able to do better. Amen.(6/18/17)
When Thy soldiers take their swords,
When they speak the solemn words,
When they kneel before Thee here,
Feeling Thee, their Father, near;
These Thy children, Lord, defend;
To their help Thy Spirit send.
When the vows that they have made,
When the prayers that they have prayed,
Shall be fading from their hearts;
When their first warm faith departs;
These Thy children, Lord, defend;
Keep them faithful to the end. – Frances M. Owen
Father God I come before You to express my praise and admiration of you with shouts of joy and gladness of heart. You have done so much for me and you continue to do much more all the time I will make known to the nations what you have done and exalt your name forever. You are truly God without a beginning and an end and my heart and being will always continue to crave to know more of You each day. Thank you so much for all that you have revealed of yourself to us through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. When I have You I will never lack anything Thank you Jesus for everything
Lord as your children sometimes we behave in a way that sends wrong signals to those who are trying to see you in us. You have warned us in your word to avoid every appearance of sin because this makes you unhappy with us. Help us in the words we express and the choices we make to glorify your name always. When our actions take us from the path you have set before us help us to find our way back to you and live to glorify your name. Amen.(6/11/17)
1 Spirit divine, inspire our prayer
and make our hearts your home;
descend with all your gracious power;
come, Holy Spirit, come!
2 Come as the light; reveal our need,
our hidden failings show,
and lead us in those paths of life
where all on the righteous go. –Andrew Reed
Lord God Almighty I come to You today to worship and adore You. You are the Most High One and you dwell in holiness. You do so much for me and I cannot praise you enough. You are good all the time. I love you O Lord and I am so grateful to you every minute of my life. I thank you for my family and friends. I also thank you for the Holy Spirit and his continuing work in my life every day.
Lord we remember the day of Pentecost when you fulfilled your promise to send us the Comforter to dwell with us always. For many the Pentecost experience focuses on the emotional and we miss the crucial transformational piece that enabled your disciples to make a difference in their world. Lord rain on us again and make us every day into the people we need to be for a world which is dying to be influenced in an age of confusion and spiritual need. Amen.(6/4/17)