A reflection on thou Church (one of several)

Reflections of the day

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

Unity and Diversity in the Body

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

 

The base trunk is our relationship with the Lord. Everything above it, all the branches, leaves and fruit rest in this relationship. It is out of our relationship with God that every kind of prayer comes forth. It is interesting that Jesus spoke of his relationship with his followers in similar terms. He said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)


A reflection on thou Church (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

You art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou nature is revealed in thou Holy Scriptures. We acknowledge thou as one Father, and we acknowledge thou as eternally existent in three persons; as thou, Our Heavenly Father, as thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and as thou Holy Spirit. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou manifest in the flesh, and we acknowledge thou intention that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to save Mankind from all sin, and for Mankind to be shown thou way to thou. We acknowledge thou Holy Spirit enables many to live a life that can be described as one that thou desires, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables many to witness  thou word of thouself, and to work in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in times that can be described as recent, that thou Church hath experienced what can be described as a decline in attendance. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many say that there is no longer a relevance to attend a service at thou Church.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach Mankind what is thou purpose for an attendance in thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that the nature of thou Church, and thou purpose of thou Church are ones that are connected. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that there is a call to gather as a community, and that a gathering as a community is one that is known to all as thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a gathering of many at thou Church is one that thou desires, and is a  desire for all to be at one with thou, and to be at one with another. We are able to see in a way that is clear that the forming of thou Church is one that can be described as fundamental to a faith of thou, and that through a faith of thou many will be led into a divine relationship with thou.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou thou Church, and we hope and we pray that many will draw closer to thou by an attendance at thou Church, and we hope and we pray that many will see in a way that is clear there is a need for all to be united as thou Church.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide many at a time there is a gathering at thou Church, and we ask thou to guide many at a time there is a worship of thou, and we ask thou to guide many to draw closer to thou in order to perceive, and in order to discern, that there is a purpose for all that is one that is divine.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully upon the nature of thou Church, and we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully upon thou purpose of thou Church, and we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully upon thou desire for Mankind to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power, and being, that governs all who are of this earth that we live on, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.

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Posted on April 21, 2012, in church, The Christian faith, The ministry of Jesus, The Power of the Holy Spirit, witness and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. daphnewilliams

    In the UK there will be much to celebrate in 2012, namely the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games. The Queen is at the head of the Church of England and has shown over the years much devotion to the duties inherited by her. May the religious ceremonies involved bring the Church to the notice of more people that faith in Our Father is more than justified in our ways of life. Amen

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