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A reflection on the demise of all children of thou nation of Syria

A reflection on the demise of thou children of thou nation of Syria

Heavenly Father,

Thou presence in thy life is one that I acknowledge, and thou presence in thy life is one that I am grateful for, and thou presence in thy life is one that I desire always, and thou presence in thy life is one that doth enable thyself to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, there are times when thou presence is one that is felt by many, and there are times when thou presence is one that is desired by many, and there are times when thou presence is one that is acknowledged by many, and there are times when thou presence is one that is, at times, questioned by many.

Heavenly Father, there will be a time in the future when thou presence will be one that will be acknowledged by many, and there will be a time in the future when thou presence will be one that will be accepted by many, and there will be a time in the future when many will turn to thou.

Heavenly Father, many of thou people are unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear, a need to be at one with thou, and many of thou people are unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear, a need to be at one with another, and many of thou people are unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear, a need to be what is described as at peace with another.

Heavenly Father, many of thou people who are unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear a need to be at one with another are thou people who find a self in a situation that can be described as less than desirable. A situation that can, and is described as less than desirable, is for many of thou people one of war. The many who find a self in a situation that is one that is of war are thou people who are, at times, unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear a need to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are times when many believe that a war is necessary, and we acknowledge that there are times when many believe a war is unwarranted, and we acknowledge that there are times when some believe a war is futile.

Heavenly Father, there will be a time in the future when there will be a Day of Judgement, and there will be a time in the future when many will need to say sorry for the error of a way, and there will be a time in the future when many will need to make the changes necessary in a life, in order to be able to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, much of what is reported in the media is of news that doth sadden thyself, and much of what is reported in the media is of news that doth relate to the demise of thou nation of Syria, and much of what is reported in the media is of news that doth relate to the plight of thou people of thou nation of Syria.

Heavenly Father, the plight of thou people of thou nation of Syria is one that doth sadden thyself, and the plight of thou people of thou nation of Syria is one that doth sadden another. There are a number of reports in the media that doth relate to some of thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria, and the reports in the media that doth relate to some of thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria do indicate that all  of thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria doth need to be ones who are uplifted to thou.

Heavenly Father, there will be a time in the future when the war in thou nation of Syria will be one that will be no longer, and there will be a time in the future when thou people of thou nation of Syria will return to their homes. Many of thou people of thou nation of Syria will have a difficulty in seeing a way forward  in a way that is clear, and many of thou people of thou nation of Syria will have a difficulty in being at one with another. There will be a time in the future when thouself, Our Heavenly Father, will be seen as OurCompassionate Heavenly Father, and there will be a time in the future when thouself, Our Heavenly Father,will be seen as OurCaring HeavenlyFather, and this time in the future will be one when thou people of thou nation of Syria will be at one with thou, and will be at one with another.

Heavenly Father, thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria are thou children who are at this time somewhat saddened, and thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria are thou children who are at this time bereft of those who are near, and of those who are dear to a self, and thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria are thou children who are at this time unable to come to terms with a recent event, and thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria are thou children who are at this time unable to be what is described as reunited with a loved one.

Heavenly Father, thyself doth desire to uphold to thouself, thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria, and thyself doth desire for thou to bless all thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria, and thyself doth desire for thou to provide a number of opportunities before many who are given the task of caring for thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria, to care for thou children of thou people of thou nation of Syria in a way that is fitting.

Heavenly Father, I uphold all that thyself hath 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.


 

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A reflection on recent times in Syria

Reflections for the day

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

John 14:27

 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

“Up in a little town in Maine, things were pretty dead some years ago. The churches were not accomplishing anything. There were a few Godly men in the churches, and they said: ‘Here we are, only uneducated laymen; but something must be done in this town. Let us form a praying band. We will all centre our prayers on one man. Who shall it be?’ They picked out one of the hardest men in town, a hopeless drunkard, and centred all their prayers upon him.  In a week, he was converted.  They centred their prayers upon the next hardest man in town, and soon he was converted.  Then they took up another and another, until within a year, two or three hundred were brought to God, and the fire spread out into all the surrounding country.  Definite prayer for those in the prison house of sin is the need of the hour.”

Dr. R.A. Torrey

A reflection on recent times in Syria

Heavenly Father,

We are thankful for thou being with all of Mankind always. We acknowledge that all things are possible through thou if there is a faith and if there is an understanding of thou.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we desire to uphold to thou all that has occurred in a time that is recent in thou nation of Syria.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there has been much said in the media about a situation in thou nation of Syria. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire a situation in thou nation of Syria to be one that is resolved, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a situation in thou nation of Syria that many desire to be resolved, is one of where all violence will cease, and is one of where all conflict will cease.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many of thou people of thou nation of Syria have lost a loved one, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many of thou people of thou nation of Syria have lost a home, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many of thou people of thou nation of Syria have lost a business, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many of thou people of thou nation of Syria have become what is described as displaced from a place where a self resides.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before many to allow a self to come to terms with a situation that there is in thou nation of Syria, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before many to draw a comfort from those who are dear to a self, and we ask thou provide a number of opportunities before many to draw a strength from those who are dear to a self, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before a self to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou United Nations Security Council desires a situation in thou nation of Syria to be one that is resolved, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Arab League desires a situation in thou nation of Syria to be one that is resolved. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou United Nations Security Council are unable to come to what is described as a common agreement, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Government of thou nation of Syria are unable to come to what is described as a common agreement, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou people of Syria, known as a rebel group, are unable to come to what is described as a common agreement.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nations of thou United Nations Security Council to reflect upon a need to draw up what can be described as a resolution, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nations of thou United Nations Security Council to be able to see a way forward in a way that is clear that there is a need to draw up a resolution that will be one that will have what is described as a common agreement between all thou nations of thou United Nations Security Council, and will be a common agreement which will mean that all violence will cease, and will be a common agreement which will mean that all conflict will cease.

Heavenly Father, thou sent thou only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to save all of Mankind from all sins, and to show all of Mankind thou way to thou. We hope and we pray that many will reflect upon the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that many will say sorry for the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that many will repent in a way that will incur a change in a life of a self that is necessary.

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, and thou love that thou hath for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love that thou hath for all of Mankind is one that endures, and thou love that thou hath for all of Mankind is one that is eternal. We acknowledge that thou love that thou hath 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 all of Mankind.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide many to see that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to show all of Mankind a peace, and we ask thou to guide many to see that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to show all of Mankind a love that is there for all, and we ask thou to guide many to see that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to show all of Mankind that thou desire is for all of Mankind to live in what is described as harmony with another.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou, and we hope and we pray that thou people of thou nation of Syria will reflect upon a need to live a life that is described as one that is of peace with another, and we hope and we pray that thou people of thou nation of Syria will reflect upon a need to live a life that is described as one that is of a love for another, and we hope and we pray that thou people of thou nation of Syria will reflect upon a need to live a life that is described as one that is in harmony with another.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we uphold all that hath been spake 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 who is thou way to thou, and we uphold to thou now all that hath been spake 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 an exemplary life (of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ)

Reflections for the day

John

8:31-32
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Ephesians

5:1-2 
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

1 Corinthians 11:1

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won’t You lead me?
Anon

A reflection on an exemplary life

(of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ)

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. Thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge 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 thou love for all of Mankind is one that over spills 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 a way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us all.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge thou as one Father, and we acknowledge thou as eternally existent in three persons, as 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 for thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was, and is, to come into thou world to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and for all of Mankind to be shown thou way to thou. We acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou source of all wisdom and counsel, and we acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, stands supreme above all. We acknowledge that 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 thou, Our Heavenly Father, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables many to work in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.


Heavenly Father, thou art the creator of 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 almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou and we exalt thou for thou power and thou mightiness. We acknowledge that thou power, and we acknowledge that thou mightiness, are ones that enabled thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to carry out thou ministry, and we acknowledge that thou power, and thou mightiness, are ones that enabled thou disciples to carry out thou ministry, and we acknowledge that thou power, and thou mightiness, is one that is seen in thou Holy Spirit.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we reflect upon thou example given by thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed that thou ministry meant that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, would endure a trial, and that thou ministry meant an endurance of a tribulation, and that thou ministry meant an endurance of a rejection, and that thou ministry meant an endurance of a crucifixion, in order to fulfil thou plan of redemption for all of Mankind, so that all of Mankind are shown thou way to thouself, Our Heavenly Father.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear, that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came not to be served but to serve all of Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came not to take from another but to give to all of Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is humble, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is merciful, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is obedient to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is lived daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to follow thou perfect example of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. At a time in the future many will desire to be thou obedient servant, and at a time in the future many will desire to lay down a life for thou, and at a time in the future many will desire to be ready to do thou will.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many will desire to be renewed in a way that can be described as spiritual, and we acknowledge that in order for many to be renewed in a way that is spiritual, that many will need to draw closer to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind that thou made provision for all of Mankind, and that thou Scriptures reveal that thou disciple, Saint Paul, was a man who lived a life that can be likened to the life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and that the example of the life of Saint Paul is revealed in a letter that was written by Saint Paul. We are able to see in a way that is clear that Saint Paul knew of a limitation that was of Saint Paul, and that Saint Paul did not suffer from what is described as an ego that is inflated. We are able to see in a way that is clear that Saint Paul appraised all in a way that can be described as generous, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that Saint Paul asked for a respect for the right of another, that is one that can be described as one that was sensitive, and that was one that can be described as one that was punctilious. We are able to see in a way that is clear that Saint Paul was a man of faith, whose faith can be described as one of a strong conviction, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that Saint Paul was able to concede an equal liberty to the conviction of another.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many are able to follow the example of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in much the same way as Saint Paul did. We hope and we pray that the lives of many reflect thou glory and thou love for all. We ask that thou can strengthen many, and we ask that thou can renew many, and we ask that thou can speak and work through many, and we ask thou for a guidance and an opportunity to show another thou way to thou always.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the works that are good of a probation officer, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that the works that are good of a probation officer are ones that enable a self who is described as a former prisoner to be supported in a way to make a change that is  needed to enable a life to be lived that is one in an alignment with a society. We ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before the Government, and before a probation officer, to reflect carefully upon a need of a prisoner who has served a term of imprisonment that is one that is less than a year, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before a farm that is one that provides a place for a former prisoner to enable a self to continue to make a change that is desired to be made in order for a life to be led that is one that is in an alignment with a society.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is lead daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to say sorry for the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to make the changes in a life that are necessary to enable a self to tread thou path that is one which is straight, and to tread thou path that is one which is narrow, toward thou light that is eternal.

Heavenly Father, we place a self into thou hands of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that a self is here to glorify thou, and knowing that a self is here to serve thou, and knowing that it is not what a self can gain but what a self can give to thou, and knowing that all that is done must be done for thou, and knowing that all that is done for another must be said and must be done in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and knowing that all that is done for another must be said and must be done 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 forgiveness and reconciliation

Reflections for the day

1 John 2
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

1 John 1:9-11
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

Acts 3:19

 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”


We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another. –William Law

A reflection on forgiveness and reconciliation

Heavenly Father,

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 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 enables thou love for all of Mankind to overspill 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, it is at this time we acknowledge that many find a difficulty to forgive another who has wronged a self. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for some it is difficult to let go of an anger, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some it is hard to forgive another when there is anger. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some desire to see a justice prevail, and that some see that to forgive a situation where a justice is meted may be seen by another as condoning an act. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some prefer a self who has offended, and a self who has caused an upset to not be forgiven. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some desire an outcome that can be described as an “eye for an eye” and a “tooth for a tooth.” We are able to see in a way that is clear that some find it difficult to forgive another who has offended, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is an occasion where some are unable to come to terms with a forgiveness for another, if another has declined to proffer a sorrow for a word that has been spoke, or a deed that has been done.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that during thou ministry of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that it was revealed that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that as a consequence a self is able to turn to thou, and a self is able to ask thou for a forgiveness for an error of a way. Thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed to all upon the cross that a love will triumph over an evil by thou a word of forgiveness that was uttered from the cross for all who had condemned thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and by a response of a promise in paradise to a thief who repented from the cross, who died alongside thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon an occasion in the Second World War when there was much destruction, and we reflect upon an occasion in the Second World War when there was a destruction of thou church of St Michaels of Coventry. We acknowledge there was a time of suffering, and we acknowledge that there was a time when many were killed. We acknowledge that at this time a man named Provost Howard inscribed upon a remnant of the altar of thou church of St Michaels, “Father, forgive.” We acknowledge that at a time that was later that thou Cathedral of Coventry was one that was constructed, and we acknowledge that thou Cathedral of Coventry was one that was constructed on the ruin of thou church of St Michaels.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge the anniversary of 50 years of the consecration of thou Cathedral of Coventry. We acknowledge that a mission at a time of 50 years ago was one of reconciliation, and we acknowledge that a mission at a time of 50 years ago was of one to reconcile thou nation of The British Isles with thou nation of Germany.

Heavenly Father, we ask for thou blessing on the works that are good of thou Cathedral of Coventry, and we ask for thou blessing on its rededication as a memorial to a victim of war who is described as a civilian.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that the works that are good of thou Cathedral of Coventry are ones that have been adopted by thou churches and by another, and we acknowledge that the works that are good of thou Cathedral of Coventry are ones that have been adopted toward a working of peace in thou world.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is one that is led daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to perceive and to discern that thou desire is for all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all. We ask thou to guide a self to understand that a self  who has offended a self, and a self who has caused an upset has a capacity for good. We hope and we pray that all of Mankind is able to reflect carefully upon the nature of forgiveness and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind is able to see a way forward in a way that is clear that by forgiving, a self is able to free a self from a feeling of anger, and that a self is are able to free a self from a feeling of bitterness, and that by forgiving, a self is able to provide an opportunity for a self to transform a life of a self, and that by thou power of forgiveness that a self is are able to draw nearer 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 we uphold all that hath been spake in thou name of thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and we uphold all that hath been spake in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who together with thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou Redeemer and thou Saviour for all of Mankind, now and always, for evermore.

Amen


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