Showing posts with label God the Father. Show all posts
Showing posts with label God the Father. Show all posts

June 6, 2017

Praying for God to empower the church


Kneeling before the Father –
from Whom every family
in heaven and earth
has its true Family Name –
let's pray for God’s great glory
to give us the power to be
strengthened in our spirit
through the Holy Spirit.

Let's pray for Christ to quicken
our hearts with faith,
so our lives will be built
on unshakable love.

And pray for all of God’s people
to be fortified by Christ’s love,
so we can see how wide,
how long, how high, how deep
His Fortress of Love really is.

For Christ’s love is greater
than anything we can know!

And His love fills us with God.

Now to Him Who Is Able
to do far more than we
can ask or imagine,
let's let His power be at work in us,
the Body of Christ, and may we,
as one church, bring glory to God
for ever and ever.


Ephesians 3:14-21 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, using scripture from various translations on Bible Gateway.



October 25, 2012

God prays for us and our prayers

“The Lord invites us:

“Sing with joy for the peoples of Jacob.
Be a cheerleader for your nation!

“Raise your voice with praise and call:
‘The Lord has saved the people of God,
those in Israel.’

“For I will bring back My people from the north
and gather them from everywhere on earth.

“The blind and disabled,
expectant women and those in labor.
A great crowd will return.

“With joyful tears they will come,
and as they pray, I will bring them back.

“I will lead them by quiet streams
and along smooth paths where they will not stumble.

“I will be your Father, O My people, and
Israel will be my oldest child,”
Jeremiah 31:7-9.


Question: In what ways do the prayers in the books of the prophets show God’s prayers for us and the Family of God?

Personal Prayer: Dear Lord, we praise and thank You for Your faithfulness as the One True Holy and Perfect Father Who does not give up on His children! Thank You, Father, for bringing us and our nation into Your forgiving arms. Thank You for keeping us safe in Your ongoing love and prayers.

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© 2012, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved, but pass it on!
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