Prayer for 2013

Prayer for 2013

 

Heavenly Father, I thank You for another year and for the New Year of 2013. As we look back on the past year and all that has taken place in our life, we realize that this is a time for reflection as well as celebration as we look forward, we say thank You.

 

Let us do according to Your good pleasure and purpose, pleasing You in every area of this life. Thank You for Your mercy which makes all things new each morning even after a day of failure.

 

In our time of need, strengthen us. You are our refuge, our strength, and our shield; You are a very present help in times of trouble.

 

In this New Year, let us not only be a hearer of Your Word, but also a doer, help us to trust in You rather than be clothed with discouragement.  Our hope will be in You to renew our strength. We will not fear, for You are with us. We will not be dismayed or overwhelmed, for You are our God. We know You will help and uphold us with Your righteous hand. We believe this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior, Amen.

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A Christmas Prayer

A  Christmas Prayer

 

Dear Jesus, It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately. These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated. The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?

Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas. But you were born in the dark, right? You came at night. The shepherds were nightshift workers. The Wise Men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows.. To see your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod’s jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty. Dark with violence.

Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took you and your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before you were a Nazarene.

Oh, Lord Jesus, you entered the dark world of your day. Won’t you enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger. This Christmas, we ask you, heal us, help us. Be born anew in us. Amen…

 

If You LOVE Something

“If you LOVE something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.”

A Message To The Men

Whatever we give a woman, she will make it greater. Give her sperm, she will make a baby & will be an excellent mom. Give her a house and she will give you a home. Give her groceries, she will make a meal. Give her a smile and she will give you her heart. So I say to the Men give the women in your life the very best you have and they will give you the very best they have.

A Father’s Day Prayer

God, Bless all the fathers in the world.

Father, we ask that you guide them to be good role models and loving to their children.

Bless those fathers who have taken upon themselves, the responsibility of parenting.

Bless those who have lost a spouse to death or divorce who are parenting their children alone.

We also ask that You help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle life situations in a wise and loving way.  This we ask in Jesus name, Amen.

A Real Man

“A Real Man who takes the lead in sexual purity, and who tells the woman that her heart means more to him than her body, and her purity is more valuable to him than his own pleasure, liberates her from a cruel bondage and gives her a blessing that words can hardly describe.”

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