A reflection on the Christian faith

Reflections for the day

Psalm 91:1-2

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust.”

The goal of prayer is the ear of God, a goal that can only be reached by patient and continued and continuous waiting upon Him, pouring out our heart to Him and permitting Him to speak to us. Only by so doing can we expect to know Him, and as we come to know Him better we shall spend more time in His presence and find that presence a constant and ever-increasing delight.

– E. M. Bounds

To pray is to open the door unto Jesus and admit Him into your distress. Your helplessness is the very thing which opens wide the door unto Him and gives Him access to all your needs.

– O. Hallesby


A reflection on the Christian faith (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

At the beginning of Holy Week there is a need to reflect upon a faith as many draw nearer to a thought of when your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffered upon the cross for all Mankind. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many have a faith of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and many accept that your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ died upon the cross for all Mankind, in order to show all the way to you, Our Heavenly Father. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to know you, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to turn to you.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some it is difficult to have a faith when an event of a nature that can be described as tragic has occurred in a life. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for some it is difficult to understand a suffering that is experienced. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for many a close relationship with you is one that helps a self to overcome a feeling of anguish, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when you are able to make your presence known to some.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are occasions when a spirit is low, and we acknowledge that there are occasions when some feel in a depressed state. On an occasion when there is a feeling that can be described as low, is an occasion when all must turn to you in order to be able to put aside a feeling, and in order to draw a comfort from your presence.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that some who do not have a faith will feel angry with yourself, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that some who do not have a faith believe that a loving Heavenly Father would not allow another to suffer. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a number of events happen in a life that are ones that can be described as tragic, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that an event that is tragic is one that will cause another to suffer.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask you to alleviate a suffering that is seen in your world, and it is at this time we desire to uphold to you the people of Afghanistan and the people of Syria. We ask you to provide a number of opportunities before those in Government, and we ask you to provide a number of opportunities before those who are involved in a conflict in a country.

Heavenly Father, there are occasions when some doubt your existence, and there are occasions when some turn a back on you. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is a need to have a belief of the unseen, and we acknowledge there is a need to place a trust in you.

Heavenly Father, there are times when some are faced with a difficulty. We ask you to guide all Mankind to have a deeper understanding of yourself, and we ask you to guide all when a time is difficult, and we ask you to permit some to feel your presence, and we ask you to make your presence known to all who have a doubt in your existence.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said, in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the name of your Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on April 2, 2012, in Afghanistan, Holy Week, suffering, Syria, The Christian faith, The ministry of Jesus and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. daphnewilliams

    It is at this time that we remember the sufferings of our Lord on the Cross to forgive our sins. Peace and calmness within our hearts are what we crave but we do learn from our mistakes and tragedies. Our heavenly Father, we ask that we can turn to you in times of crises so that we can learn how to deal with them. Amen

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