Letting God to be God
Your world is forever
Settled on the Earth
And your plan is for me is perfect and complete…
So I never have to be afraid
I can trust you God
Trust you sovereign God
No matter what may come my way
I can trust you God
Trust you sovereign God- William McDowell
O Lord my wonderful Savior I join the songwriter to declare that I in awesome wonder consider all the works thy hands have made including myself. I see the skies and I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my grateful soul my Savior God to thee. Indeed how really great You are.
Lord a lot of times we have tried to play your role. We want to play God and do all sorts of things supposedly in your name. Sometimes we want to ‘fix’ things on your behalf when we clearly don’t know what you will. I am thankful that no one can take that path and succeed. Help us O Lord to leave you to be who you are and not try to portray you to who you are not. Amen (12/12/17)
Lord of compassion
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see. – John Newton
Lord of life, lord of mercy, lord of compassion who in this universe can compare to You? Truly there is no shore to your mercy so you have not given us anywhere near what we deserve whenever we have fallen short of your expectations. Who can be more accepting of people than You? Truly you Lord. May your great name be forever lifted up and praised.
Lord you are the lord of compassion. You had compassion on so many when you lived amongst us. You call on us to live according to your example. Lord stir in our hearts constantly the spirit of compassion that we may be able to go out and help others all the time as you would want us to do. Amen (12/7/17)
Each one with a story
Jesus Messiah, name above all names
Blessed redeemer, Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners, the ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all – Chris Tomlin
Lord of all life and Mighty Creator I come before you to praise You. My Lord and My Maker I worship you because you are who you are and you compare to no one else. I cannot adore and lift up your great name enough because you are goodness itself and you never change. May all my days of praise of you continue all throughout my life. Thank you Lord.
Lord I realize that as your children each one of us has our own story there are parts that may be known and some will never be known to anyone else. Lord many a time we judge people without knowing their actual story – their struggles and in the end cause so much pain to them. Lord help us all to be careful how we judge people that we may not know as we think we do. Help us to love them even in difficult circumstances. Amen (11/5/17)
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)
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 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
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)