Too much

Too much 

Look now; I myself am he! There is no other god but me! I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand! (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).

I am not worthy of all the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown to me, your servant (Genesis 32:10; NLT).

Come near to God and he will come near to you (James 4:8; NIV).

As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by (Exodus 33; 22; NLT).


Father,
You’re far too much for me -
Too big,
Too overwhelming,
And too strong!

I’m just a weak
And sinful soul -
I don’t deserve
To have you near.

Please shield me
From your awesome power,
And hide me
Till you have passed by;

For I’m afraid
When you draw close
To listen to my prayers,
And speak to me.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Life, death and eternity

Life, death and eternity

So at last the king gave orders for Daniel to be arrested and thrown into the den of lions (Daniel 6:16; NLT).

Then he ordered some of the strongest men of his army to bind Shadrach, Mesach, and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace (Daniel 3:20; NLT).

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying (John 11:25; NLT).


Lord,
When life throws me
Into the lions’ den,
Or tosses me
Into the fiery furnace,
May I fear no evil,
For you are always with me -
In life,
In death,
And for all eternity.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Wrongdoing

Wrongdoing

You, Lord, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you (Psalm 69:5; NIV).

“Therefore I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign LORD. Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you!” (Ezekiel 18:30; NLT).


Father,
Please help us all
To see
Our own wrongdoing,
To understand
The hurt and harm
We cause to others,
To be sorry,
And to change.

We ask this
In the name of your dear Son,
Our Saviour, Jesus Christ,
Amen.

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Prayer

Prayer for the day

He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart (Isaiah 40;11; NLT).

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders” (Luke 15:4-5; NLT).

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost” (Luke 19:10; NLT).


Lord,
Please keep me
In your arms today,
And hold me
Close to your heart.

But if I wander off
Into the wilderness,
Please search me out,
And carry me home
On your shoulders.

Amen.

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Prayer

Prayer

And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him (Hebrews 10:21-2; NLT).

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice (Psalm 55:17; KJV).

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God (1 John 4:15; NIV).

And so I walk in the LORD’S presence as I live here on earth! (Psalm 116:9; NLT).


Father,
Prayer is a journey
Into my soul,
And into your presence.

May I walk with you
Morning, noon and night,
For ever more.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Prayer

Prayer

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him (Romans 15:13; NLT).

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).


Lord,
You fill my mind
With hope.

May it stay with me
Day and night,
To help me praise you.

Lord,
You fill my heart
With joy.

May it stay with me
Day and night,
To help me thank you.

Lord,
You fill my soul
With peace.

May it stay with me
Day and night,
To help me worship you.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Up and down

Up and down

The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread on the heights (Habakkuk 3:19; NLT).

From the depths of despair, O LORD, I call for your help (Psalm 130:1; NLT).

If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there
(Psalm 139:8; NLT).

 

Lord,
When my soul climbs up
To the heights,
You are there;

And when it goes down
To the depths,
You are there.

Wherever I go,
You are always there
To meet me.

How wonderful you are,
My Lord,
And my God!

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