A reflection on the Christian Faith (one of several)

Reflections for the day

John 20:6-8

Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

James 2:14

14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.

– E. M. Bounds

A reflection on the Christian faith (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

It is at this time of Holy Week that we reflect upon the nature of faith, and it is at this time of Holy Week we acknowledge the time when thou disciples of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, went into the tomb where thou body of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had been placed. We acknowledge that in the tomb where thou body of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had been placed the disciples of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, were able to see in a way that was clear that the grave-clothes of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, lay in what can be described as a fold that was original, and that the body of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was absent.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou disciples saw, and thou disciples believed, and that a belief was one in the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many know that to have a faith of thou is to believe, and is to trust, in the unseen. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many  have a faith of thou that believes that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died on a cross for  all Mankind, in order to show all Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a merciful Father, and we are thankful that by thou grace thou are able to save all from a sin. Heavenly Father, we are thankful that through thou forgiveness a sin can be forgiven, if a sorrow is proffered for the error of a way, and a change in a life is made that reflects an error of a way.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life to be able to express a love for thou. Heavenly Father, we are thankful that there is assurance of a continued salvation through thou presence of thou Holy Spirit who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man. We are thankful that through thou sanctifying grace many are able to grow and are able to mature in a faith of thou, and we hope and we pray that all are able to live a life that emulates thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge the many who demonstrate a love for thou, and it is at this time we acknowledge the many who attended a walk of witness of yesterday in thou name of thouself, and the many who contributed to a performance known as “The Passion of Jesus,” at Trafalgar Square in thou name of thouself, and for a performance at Preston which brought many together in thou name of thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge a request of thou former Archbishop of Cantebury, to wear a cross as a symbol of a faith of thou, and we hope and we pray that all will be able to perceive, and that all will be able to discern, that a cross is a symbol of a faith of thou, and is one that should be permitted to be worn.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is a need to demonstrate a faith of thou by deed, and that in order to do so there is a need to think all in thou name of thou, and to say all in thou name of thou, and to do all in thou name of thou. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to respond with compassion to a need of another, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to work for justice in a community. Heavenly Father, we ask thou to strengthen thou call to love thou neighbour, and we ask thou to increase a desire to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the good work of the many who contribute, and the good work of the many who manage a food bank for the many who are in need of nourishment.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon the nature of faith, and we ask that many are able to see in a way that is clear that to have a faith of thou requires what is described as a good work to be done in thou name of thouself. We ask that thou can guide all, and we ask thou to direct all so that an inner thought, and so that an inner motive, and so that a deed, and so that a behaviour, is one that remains in an alignment with thou will.

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, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who reigns on most high, and who is, and who was, and who will always be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, that reigns over all who are of this earth that we live on, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on April 7, 2012, in assurance, crucifixion, forgiveness, Holy Week, hope, love, putting others first, spiritual growth, The Christian faith, The example of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The ministry of Jesus, The Power of the Holy Spirit and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Loving Father, it is at this time that we think of the stages of the Cross and how our Lord Jesus took upon him the sins of the world by sacrificing his earthly life for us. May the Christian Faith spread at this time and benefit all. Amen

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