One Thing


(thanks to The Point Church, San Jose CA)

To Know Their Worth

My prayer today for my kids and my grandkids, from the "31 Ways to Pray for Your Kids" app for iPhone and iPad:

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Christ, Whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Visit now this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Yourself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

(a prayer by Charles Wesley)

O Come

Saturday Psalm #122

Abba, what joy I feel
when it is time to worship in your house,
among your people!

What a blessing it is to stand in your presence,
where you love to bless sincere worshipers.

Build your church like a fortified city,
like Jerusalem:
closely compacted together,
comprised of all tribes and tongues,
always ascending into your presence
to praise your name.

I pray for the peace of your people everywhere:
May those who love them be secure.
May there be peace within their walls
and security within their homes and meeting places.
May peace and prosperity fall upon them and flow from them,
in Jesus' name, amen.

(based on Psalm 122; photo by couleur via pixabay.com)

From This Misty Lowland

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune god, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(a prayer of A. W. Tozer)

All

I love you, Lord, my Strength.
I love you to the height and length
and depth of all there is of me,
with all my aching, flawed emotion,
all the grateful, awed devotion
all the all-in-all could draw from me.

Integrity and Honesty

My prayer today for my kids and my grandkids, from the "31 Ways to Pray for Your Kids" app for iPhone and iPad:


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I Give You This Day

My God, I give you this day.

I offer You, now, all of the good
that I shall do, and I promise to accept,
for love of You,
all of the difficulty that I shall meet.

Help me to conduct myself during this day
in a manner pleasing to you.

Amen.

(a prayer of St. Francis de Sales)

Wit's End

Thank you
that you are never
at your wit's end.

(photo via pixabay.com)