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A reflection on thou Church (attendance and offertory)

Reflections for the day

Luke 4:16

 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom.

 

2 Timothy 2:15

 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

 

Spurgeon’s “boiler room.”

 

 Five young college students were spending a Sunday in London, so they went to hear the famed C.H. Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, the students were greeted by a man who asked, “Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?” They were not particularly interested, for it was a hot day in July. But they didn’t want to offend the stranger, so they consented. The young men were taken down a stairway, a door was quietly opened, and their guide whispered, “This is our heating plant.” Surprised, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking a blessing on the service that was soon to begin in the auditorium above. Softly closing the door, the gentleman then introduced himself. It was none other than Charles Spurgeon.

Our Daily Bread, April 24.

 

 

 

A reflection on thou Church (attendance and offertory)

Heavenly Father,

Thou hath created thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou art Our Heavenly Father who knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is in possession of all thou facts.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of an attendance at thou holy place known as thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind about thou Church, and that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind what thou Church is for. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind that all of Mankind are called to gather as a community, and that a gathering is one that is known to all as thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a gathering as thou Church is one that thou desires for a self, and we are able to see in a way that is clear thou desires for all of Mankind to be at one with thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by drawing closer to thou, thou glory is one that is revealed. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou formation of thou Church is one that can be described as fundamental to a faith in thou, and that through a faith of thou a self can be led into a relationship with thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where thou is worshipped, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where a self can pray to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where thou Holy Spirit moves, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where a self can be nourished in a way that can be described as spiritual.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is a difficulty in attending thou Church on what can be described as a basis that is regular. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is what can be described as an activity that occurs on thou Sabbath, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that an activity that occurs on thou Sabbath is one that a self feels a need to attend. We acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spoke, and in all that is done, and we acknowledge that in order to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spoke, and in all that is done, that there is a need to attend thou Church on a basis that is regular, and a basis that is regular is each Sabbath day.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before all of Mankind to reflect upon an attendance at thou Church, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind will turn to thou always, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind will put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spoke, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is a difficulty in understanding the nature of sin, and that for some there is a difficulty in recognising the error of a way. We acknowledge that in order for all to be prepared to praise thou, and in order for all to be prepared in a worship of thou, that there is a need for a self to confess all sins to thou, and that in order to be cleansed from all sins, there is a need for a self to say sorry for the error of a way, and there is a need for a self to say sorry for the error of a way at a time a self enters thou holy place.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is led daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to see the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide a self to say sorry for the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide a self to make the changes in a life of a self that are necessary in order to show a repentance.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou provides all Mankind with all of a need that is spiritual, and we acknowledge that there is a responsibility to thou by all of Mankind, and we acknowledge that a responsibility to thou is one that is described as a stewardship, and we acknowledge that in a stewardship there is an offer to thou of finance, and that an offer of finance to thou is symbolic.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that for many there is a difficulty that can be described as one that is financial, and we acknowledge that there is a desire of a self to give in a way that is financial. We hope and we pray that a self will reflect upon a giving, and we hope and we pray that a self will give in a way that can be described as freely.

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, is thou advocate for all who are of thou world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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A reflection on thou Church as thou family

Reflections of the day

1 Peter 2 4-10

As you come to him, the living Stone —rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”

 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,

“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”

and,

“A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

So when we sing, ‘Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,’ we are not thinking of the nearness of place, but of the nearness of relationship. It is for increasing degrees of awareness that we pray, for a more perfect consciousness of the divine Presence. We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. –A.W. Tozer

A reflection on thou Church as thou family

Heavenly Father,

We acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all. 

Heavenly Father, thou loves thou world that we live in, and thou revealed to all of Mankind thou love for thou world that we live in by sending into thou world that we live in thou beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for all of Mankind in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and to show all of Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in thou world, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular appearance, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular shape, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular colour, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be born with a particular size, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be equal in thou eyes. Thou hath created all of Mankind for a purpose, and the purpose thou hath created all of Mankind for is to have a relationship, and thou hath created all of Mankind to have a relationship with thou, and thou hath created all of Mankind to have a relationship with another.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of thou Church as thou family. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou art intimately concerned with all relationships. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou concern is how all of Mankind relate to all others.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church cannot belong to what is described as a culture. We acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to be at one with thou, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to be at one with each other. We acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to listen to another, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to learn from another, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to love thou, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to love another, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is led daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to overcome a prejudice of another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou desire is for thou Church to be one that is drawn from every nation, and that thou desire is for thou Church to be one that is drawn from every tribe, and that thou desire is for thou Church to be one that is drawn from every people, and that thou desire is for thou Church to be one that is drawn from every language. We hope and we pray that all of Mankind will reflect carefully upon thou desire, and we hope and we pray that a self will draw closer to thou, and we hope and we pray that a self will draw closer to another.

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 is thou way, and who is thou truth, and who is thou life, and is thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


A reflection on Church (its conformity)

Reflections for the day

1 Corinthians 3:11

 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:7

 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

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 Church (its conformity)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is compassionate, and thou loves each and every one of us, We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that  thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou hath created thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to all of Mankind, and all things unseen by all of Mankind. Thou art Our Heavenly Father that sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father that knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is in possession of all thou facts.

Heavenly Father, thou hath sent into thou world thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sins. Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power and for thou mightiness. Thou art our Heavenly Father who is our redeemer.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of thou Church, and it is at this time we reflect upon the conformity of thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church means many things to some, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church means one or two things to some, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church means little to some, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some thou Church means nothing at all.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are many who desire to uphold thou Church that was established following the ascension of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that there are many who desire that thou Church is one that is attended, and we acknowledge that there are many who desire that thou Church is one that is meaningful, and we acknowledge that there are many who desire that thou Church is one that remains sacred.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where there is a need to worship thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where there is a need to pray to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where thou Holy Spirit is moving, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is one where all of Mankind can be nourished in a way that is spiritual.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is for all of Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou hath created all of Mankind for a purpose, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou purpose is for all of Mankind to draw closer to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by drawing closer to thou, thou glory is one that is evident.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is a gathering of thou people, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Church is a scattering of thou people, and a scattering of thou people is one that enables a self to be a witness of thou word of thou, Our Heavenly Father, and a scattering is one that can be seen in a life of a self that is led daily.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we pray for thou Church, and we ask thou to guide a self to draw closer to thou, and we ask thou to guide a self to be thou witness of thou word that is of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we ask thou to guide a self to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope and we pray that thou Church is one that will remain constant, and we hope and we pray that thou Church is one that will uphold all of thou teachings, and we hope and we pray that a self will turn to thou.

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

Amen.


A reflection on wealth

Reflections of the day

Matthew 6:24-25

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes?

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves; The Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.

– Oswald Chambers


A reflection on wealth

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and all things unseen by Mankind. Thou art a loving Father, and thou art a compassionate Father. Thou sent thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to save Mankind from all sins, and to show Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, laid down a life for all, and that by doing so thou made to all Mankind what can be described as an ultimate sacrifice, and that thou sacrifice thou made for Mankind is one that reveals thou love for all, and thou love thou hath for Mankind is one that is there for each and every one of us, and is a love that is all encompassing, and is a love that is not bound by words, and is a love that is not bound by time, and is a love that is not bound by energy. Thou love thou hath for Mankind is one that allows all to love thou, with all of a heart, and with all of a soul, and with all of a mind, and with all of a strength. Thou love that thou hath for all is one that overspills into a relationship, and thou love that thou hath for all is one that allows Mankind to love thou neighbour as thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that during thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, cared for thou poor, and that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, cared for thou needy, and that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, cared for thou vulnerable.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed in thou Scriptures much about wealth. We acknowledge that wealth is a gift from thou, and is a gift that thou hath entrusted some to use to carry out thou work for another.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desire is for Mankind to turn to thou always, and that thou desire is for Mankind to have a relationship with thou which is right, and that thou desire is for Mankind to have a relationship with another which is right. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a desire to be wealthy, and a desire to have possessions, beyond what is a need, will be one that will cause some to neglect thou, and will  be one that will cause some to neglect a family, and will be one that will cause some to neglect another. We acknowledge that a desire to serve thou, and a desire to serve wealth, is one that is not compatible.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide many to see that there is a to have a responsibility toward those who are poor, and toward those who are needy, and toward those who are vulnerable. We hope and we pray that those who are blessed with having a wealth that is beyond a need will reflect carefully upon a responsibility to share a wealth with those who are less than fortunate.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that what can be described as a preoccupation with wealth is one that is not desirable, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to draw closer to thou, Mankind needs to turn a back on  a thought of wealth.

Heavenly Father, many desire to be thou obedient servant but  fall short in an expectation of thou, and many desire to lay down a life for thou but are reluctant at times, and many desire to be ready to do thou will but are rebellious at times.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide many to emulate the life of St Lawrence, a man who spoke of thou poor and of thou needy as a treasure of thou Church. We hope and we pray that many will reflect upon the life of St Lawrence and are able to see in a way that is clear that thou art able to provide all our needs, and that our treasure is one that is of a life that is one that is eternal 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 over all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

A reflection on patience

Reflections for the day

Isaiah 30:18

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.

Blessed are all who wait for him!

John 2:4

 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

 Before you start your day, have a quiet time with the Lord. Commit to the Lord Jesus whatever you do and your plans will succeed, each in his own time.

Prayer is not getting man’s will done in heaven, but getting God’s will done on earth. It is not overcoming God’s reluctance but laying hold of God’s willingness.”
Richard C. Trench

A reflection on patience

Heavenly Father,

Thou 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. Thou art almighty and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou, and we exalt thou for thou power, and for thou mightiness. We acknowledge that all things are created for a purpose, and we acknowledge that all things are created with a purpose. We acknowledge that all things occur in thou own good time.

Heavenly Father, thou art Our Heavenly Father, who knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father, who sees all, and thou hath possession  of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is of one to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is for Mankind to emulate a life that was led by thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that all good things happen to those who can live a life that can be described as godly.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many live a life that can be described as a life that is lived at a fast pace. Many are impatient, and an impatience is one that does not allow some to see thou vision for all.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for Mankind to be more leisurely in an outlook on life, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for Mankind to be more patient.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to help many to see that patience is a virtue.

Heavenly Father, thou  desire is for Mankind to place a trust in thou. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are occasions when many desire for thou intervention, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou intervention is one that is circumspect, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou intervention is one that requires a patience to be born, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou intervention is one that requires a need for all to be calm, at times. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou concern is that we turn to thou always, and thou concern is that Mankind treads a path that is one that is straight and narrow, toward  thou light which as eternal.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to bless the works of all charities that function in thou name, and we ask thou to bless the works of all churches that uphold thou name, and we ask thou to provide a  number of opportunities before all charities, and we ask thou to place a number of opportunities before all churches, so that many will turn to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to draw closer to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to deepen a faith of thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to renew a trust, and a faith, and a belief, in thou.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will reflect upon a trust of thou, and we hope and we pray that many will reflect upon a faith of thou, and we hope and we pray that many will reflect upon a belief of thou, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to 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, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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.

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A reflection on thou Church (one of several)

Reflections of the day

1 Corinthians 12:13

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.

Ephesians 4:11-13

 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

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,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in it. Thou  hath created all things known to Mankind and all things unseen by Mankind. We acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that enables Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all is one that over-spills into a relationship, and enables all to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time of Lent we reflect upon the ministry of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much is revealed in thou Scriptures about thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, promised to build thou Church, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are references in thou Scriptures to thou Church as being thou Church of one people and  one body.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died for all Mankind to show all thou way to thou, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for many to be brought together as one body. We acknowledge that there is not a distinction of thou one body, and that all are acceptable regardless of a race, and regardless of a gender, and regardless of a nationality, and regardless of a social standing. We acknowledge that we are saved and become one body at baptism. We acknowledge that at a time of Holy Communion that all are able to share in one bread as  one body.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge that there are a number of views which can be described as ones that differ. It is at this time that some have expressed a view, and a view that has been expressed is a concern for the practice of Christianity.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind  in a daily life, and we ask  thou to guide many to reflect carefully upon a faith of thou, and we ask thou to help many to turn to thou, and we ask thou to help many to put aside a difference.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for thou Church to be united in a faith of thou which is in alignment with the thoughts of thouself, Our Heavenly Father. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came to thou world that we live in as thou peacemaker, and we acknowledge that thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, reconciled a Jew and a Gentile through redemption on a cross.

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 governs all who are on this earth, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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