Category Archives: God’s plans for us

A reflection on what is described as designer babies with reference to Thou Sanctity of Life

Reflections for the day

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your task.

Phillips Brooks

A reflection on what is described as designer babies with reference to Thou Sanctity of Life

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 Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for Mankind is one that is eternal, and thou love for Mankind is one that endures. Thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. Thou love for Mankind is one that enables all 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. Thou love for Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and thou love for Mankind is one that enables all to love thou neighbour in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves all of Mankind.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of what is described as a design to change a makeup of Mankind, that is one that can be described as the genetic makeup of Mankind. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much has been said in the media about what is described as a design to change a makeup of Mankind, that is one that is described as the genetic makeup of Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that much has been said in the media about what is described as a research into a way of making a change of one that is described as the makeup of Mankind, that is one that is described as the genetic makeup of Mankind. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who desire that the makeup of Mankind, that is one that is described as the genetic makeup of Mankind, is one that should be changed in order that a characteristic of Mankind, that is desirable, is one that can be present in Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who desire that the makeup of Mankind, that is one that is described as the genetic makeup of Mankind, is one that should be changed in order that a characteristic of Mankind, that is less than desirable, is one that can be omitted from all of Mankind.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that an issue of a change to the makeup of Mankind, that is described as the genetic makeup of Mankind, is an issue that some are concerned about, and is one that is a concern that is of a nature known as Thou Sanctity of Life.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and we acknowledge that thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and we acknowledge that thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. We acknowledge that  thou hath created all Mankind to be equal in thou eyes.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all Mankind has sinned ,and we acknowledge that a life of a self is one that cannot be described as without sin, and we acknowledge that thou art perfect. We acknowledge that thou have a plan for each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that a number of events that  have happened in a life of a self are events that may have happened for a reason, and we acknowledge that all things happen in thou own good time.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou plan for all Mankind is one where thou hath bestowed upon all of Mankind a gift of a freedom of will, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to turn to thou, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all of Mankind to tread a path, which is a path that is straight, and to tread a path, which is a path that is narrow, toward thou light which is eternal.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that each and every one of us is loved by thouself, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that each and every one of us is able to turn to thou through thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for all Mankind, in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sin, and to show all of Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to see the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to say sorry for the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to make the changes that are necessary in a life of a self in order for many to remain upon thou path, which is a path that is straight, and which is a path that is narrow, toward thou light which is eternal.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many believe that all things are possible through thou if there is a faith, and if there is a trust, and if there is a belief of thou. We ask thou to guide all of Mankind to be able to perceive, and to be able to discern, that all of Mankind live a life for a purpose, irrespective of what is described by some as a flaw in a nature, and irrespective of what is described by some as a flaw in an appearance, and irrespective of what is described by some as a flaw in a make-up that is one that is genetic.

Heavenly Father, we uphold all that has been spake to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, 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 we uphold all that has 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 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 self-esteem

Reflections of the day

1 Samuel 16:7

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

1 Peter 3:3-4

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Oh, what a cause of thankfulness it is that we have a gracious God to go to on all occasions! Use and enjoy this privilege and you can never be miserable. Oh, what an unspeakable privilege is prayer!

Lady Maxwell

The passion side of prayer is our intimate one-on-one time with the Lord. Just the two of you; talking things over; listening to each other-telling him how much you love him. This is pure joy and it pours oil and grace on all the rest of life. Just like the intimate parts of marriage make all the rest of your life together worthwhile.

A reflection on self-esteem

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. Thou hath created all of Mankind to be equal in thou eyes.

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 cannot be bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that cannot be bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that cannot be 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 is one that allows all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, thou art Our Heavenly Father that knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father that sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is in possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou hath created a plan for each and every one of us.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of self-esteem. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when some feel an inadequacy, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when some feel a dislike for a self that is of a self, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when some feel less than worthy. We acknowledge that for some a feeling of inadequacy, and a feeling of a dislike that is there for a self that is of a self, and a feeling that is felt of being less than worthy is one that remains. We acknowledge that for some an upbringing has been one that has been  less than perfect, and for a self  this has meant a feeling of a rejection, and for a self this has meant an experience of neglect, and for a self this has meant an experience of an abuse from another, and for a self this has meant an experience that has led to an addiction, and for a self an addiction is one that is of alcoholism, and for a self an addiction is one that is of a dependency for drugs.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that for a self all of these experiences are ones that are not desirable, and we acknowledge that all of these experiences are ones that have an effect on a self who experiences a feeling that is one that is less than desirable, and we acknowledge that an effect for a self who experiences a feeling of inadequacy, a feeling of a dislike that is there for a self that is of a self, and a feeling that is felt of being less than worthy, and a feeling of rejection, is one that is of a depression, and an effect for a self is one that can, at times, be of a relationship which some say is unhealthy, and the effect for a self is one that is of a dependency, and a dependency is one that can be one of alcohol, and a dependency is one that can be one of a use of a chemical substance.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that all of Mankind will turn to thou, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to see a way forward in a way that is clear that a life of a self has a purpose, and that a purpose is of one to turn to thou, always.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all of Mankind are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a love for all of Mankind by thou, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to see in a way that is clear that a love of thou is one that is worth having, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to see in a way that is clear that a love that is there for all allows a love for all others.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that what is known as a self-esteem is one that needs to be healthy, and to be healthy must be one that is one that is not based on a self-conceit but one that is based on a humility, and one that is based on a meekness, and one that is based upon a dependency on thou.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that a self  will reflect carefully upon the nature of a self-conceit, and we hope and we pray that a self will see the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will say say sorry for an error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will make the changes in a life that are necessary, in order to show a repentance.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge the works that are good of all who teach, and all who relate to a pupil, and all who relate to a student, in terms of managing the needs of a child, and in terms of managing the needs of a young person who has a self-esteem that is one that can be described as one that is less than desirable.

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 who shows all of Mankind 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 education

Reflections of the day

Acts 26:18

…to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Proverbs 19:2

 Desire without knowledge is not good—
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and a happy life.

– William Law

A reflection on education

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in it, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. Thou hath created all Mankind to be equal in thou eyes. Thou hath created Mankind for a purpose, and thou purpose thou hath created Mankind for is to have relationships, and thou hath created Mankind to hath a relationship with thou, and thou hath created Mankind to have a relationship with another.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of education. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal much about education, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou intention is for Mankind to be able to discern thou truth, and that thou intention is for Mankind to turn to thou always, and that thou intention is for Mankind to be nourished in a way that can be described as spiritual.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desires Mankind to fear thou, and this fear is one of being described as the beginning of knowledge. We acknowledge that a fear of thou is one that is not meant to be taken in what is described as a literal sense but is one that is meant to be taken to be as a sense of awe, and to be taken as a sense of delight.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all education starts with many knowing thou, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for all to be taught thou faith of thou, and to be taught thou values of thou. We acknowledge that thou desires all to be taught the consequences of turning a back from thou, and that the consequences of turning a back from thou is a separation from thou. We acknowledge that thou desires all to know and to understand thou purpose for Mankind, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou purpose for many is what is described as thou plan.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that all need to be prepared for the responsibility of a life, and that to be prepared for the responsibility of a life there is a need to be disciplined, and that discipline is one that needs to be imposed both at home and at school. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches Mankind much about the need to train thou children, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches many much about the need to rebuke thou children, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches us much about the need to correct thou children. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teaches us the need to train, and the need to rebuke and the need to correct thou children, in order for thou children to turn to thou, and in order for thou children to live a life that is right, and in order for thou children to be equipped to do thou good works.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon the education of thou children, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, there has been much said in the media about the education of thou children, and there has been much said in the media about the way that thou children are cared for by a parent, and by a carer. It is at this time, we desire that many will reflect upon the advice of the Schools Commissioner, and the advice we desire for many to reflect upon is one of a preparation of thou children for school.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou art the beginning of all knowledge, and we acknowledge that thou art the beginning of all understanding.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to help all to deepen a knowledge, and to deepen an understanding of thou, and we ask thou to guide many to be an obedient servant of thou, and we ask thou to help many to place a faith, and to place a trust, in 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 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 leadership

Reflections for the day

1 Timothy 3:1-4

This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Mark 10:44

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.

– Mahatma Gandhi

A reflection on leadership

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world we live in, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. We acknowledge that all things art created for a purpose, and we acknowledge that all things art 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 for Mankind to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is for Mankind to live a life that emulates thou life of 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 acknowledge that 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. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world as thou humble servant. We acknowledge that Our Lord Jesus Christ is alive and reigns with thou in Heaven, and sitteth at thou right hand.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect carefully upon the nature of leadership. We acknowledge that all fall short in thou expectation, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for Mankind to turn to thou always. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many  desire to live a life where there is a  trust, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many  desire to live a life where there is an accountability, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to live a life where there is an order. We are able to see in a way that is clear  that a life of order is one that can be achieved if there is a  common commitment, and we are able to see in a way that is clear  that a common commitment is one of mission, and is one of values.

We are able to see in a way that is clear that where there is a common understanding of values, and where there is what is described as vision, that often what is described as progress is made.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal thou desires a good leadership. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that Mankind should achieve what is described as a balance between a work life and a private life. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that each and every one of us has a plan, and that thou desire is for many to focus on a plan, and to allow another to carry out  work that another is able to do. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desires a leader to share a work load, and that thou desires a leader to choose another who can share a work load, and that thou desires those who are chosen to be godly. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desires a leader to delegate responsibility, and that thou desires a leader to delegate authority, and that thou desires a leader only to do those things which others are not able to do. We acknowledge that all of these things are what thou desires.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide all  to see a way forward clearly. We hope and we pray that all leaders are able to turn to thou always, and we hope and we pray that all leaders are able to take a concern, and to take a burden to thou.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire that many will reflect carefully upon the elections, and these elections are ones that are taking place today in the British Isles, and these elections are for the selection of council leaders, and these elections are for the selection of mayors. We hope and we pray that a number of opportunities can be placed before many to reflect carefully upon the need for a leadership that is strong, and to reflect carefully upon the need for a leadership that is visible, and to reflect carefully upon the need for a leadership that is accountable.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that a good leader is seen by the way that a life is led, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desires a leadership that is one that reflects the life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a good leader is one who turns to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all to serve thou always, and we ask this in thou name of thou humble servant, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for all to show all thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives amongst Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, 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 service for others

Reflections of the day

John 13:12-14

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

Matthew 25:35-40

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

“God’s cause is committed to men; God commits Himself to men. Praying men are the vice-regents of God; they do His work and carry out His plans.” E.M. Bounds

A reflection on a service for another

Heavenly Father,

Thou art a loving Father and thou art a compassionate Father, and thou loves each and every one of us. Thou love for Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. Thou love for Mankind is one that enables 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 for Mankind is one that enables thou love for Mankind to spill over into a relationship, and thou love for Mankind is one that enables Mankind to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was thou humble servant, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, did not come into thou world to be served but came into thou world to serve all of Mankind. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, gave a life for all to show Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou desire is for Mankind to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and that thou desire is for Mankind to love thou, and to love another, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that the love that many have for thou, and the love many have for another, is one that can be expressed in a service to another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that by  serving another it can be described as one of a ministry, and we acknowledge that as thou servants that many will be called to glorify thou name.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide all to say all, and to do all, to thou glory always, and we ask thou to guide all to look not to an interest of a self, but to an interest of another.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that we live in thou world, and in thou world many are faced with a difficulty, and a difficulty is one that can relate to a fear, and a fear for some is one of being accused in a way that is not valid, and the fear of being accused in a way that is not valid is one that prevents some from doing what is described as a deed that is good.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon a situation where an act performed  or a word that is spoke may help another. We hope and we pray that many will put aside a worry, and we hope and we pray that many will put aside a concern, that there is, and we hope and we pray that many will make a choice that is right, and a choice that is good, in terms of what is said, and in terms of what is done.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the good works of thou Samaritans, and we ask thou to place a number of opportunities before thou Samaritans to continue in supporting another.

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

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 died for all Mankind to save all from sin, and to show Mankind 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 endurance

Reflections for the day

Romans 5:3-4

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart

James 1:12

 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

All who have walked with God have viewed prayer as the main business of their lives.

– Delma Jackson

A reflection on endurance

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. 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 are done 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 one to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is of one to live a life that emulates the life of 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, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a compassionate Father, and thou loves each and every one of us. Thou love for Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. Thou love for Mankind is one that enables 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 for Mankind is one that enables thou love for all to spill over into a relationship, and thou love for Mankind is one that enables all to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died a death that is one that can be described as one of suffering. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was able to endure a time on the cross, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou intended thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to die in this way in order for thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to bear all sin of Mankind, and in order for all to find thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that St Paul was a man that lived a life of endurance, and that through a life of endurance he was seen as thou servant.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect carefully upon the nature of endurance, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for Mankind to persevere during a time that is difficult, and that in order for many to persevere there is a need to place a trust, and there is a need to place a faith, and there is a need to place a belief in thou. We acknowledge that thou art Our Heavenly Father, who is faithful to all Mankind, and we acknowledge that thou art with all of Mankind, always, in a way that can be described as divine. 

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide many at a time of difficulty, and we ask thou to uplift many during a time of difficulty.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that all need to remain steadfast in a faith of thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear  that there is a  need to stand firm in a faith of thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to continue to do thou work that thou hath called all to do in thou name.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all to endure a time that is difficult with patience, and we ask thou to guide all in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide many to turn a back on a temptation that can be described as one that is sinful, and to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou, at this time, to place a number of opportunities before the organisers of the London Marathon, and to reflect carefully upon a recent event, and we hope and we pray that the organisers of the London Marathon are able to address an issue that may exist with enabling a participant of the London Marathon to be one who is fit, and to be one who is healthy to participate.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that if a trial, and if a tribulation, is endured in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, that all will be blessed with a life that is eternal with thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that an endurance is necessary for all to grow in a way that can be described as spiritual, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many will need to turn to thou for a comfort, and for a strength, in order to persevere, and in order to endure.

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, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power, and being, that reigns over all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

A reflection on having courage

Reflections for the day

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

 Trust in the LORD with all your heart

 and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Ephesians 6:10-11

The Armour of God

 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.


A reflection on having courage

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.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thouself, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, are at one with thou Holy Spirit. We acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou source of all wisdom, and is thou source of all counsel, and we acknowledge that thouself,  and thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, stand supreme above all.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire to hear thou voice, and we desire that thou can guide Mankind with thou wisdom, and with thou counsel, and we desire that thou can guide many to tread a path which is one that is straight, and which is one that is narrow, toward thou light which is one that is eternal.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that some live a life that can be described as one that is of difficulty. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou call to each and all is for Mankind to be faithful to thou, and we acknowledge in order to be faithful to thou there is a need to place a faith in thou, and there is a need to place a trust in thou, and there is a need to place a belief in thou. We acknowledge in order to understand a relationship with thou, there is a need to reflect upon thou word that must be  perceived, and thou word that must be discerned in thou Scriptures, and there is a need to proffer a pray to thou on a basis that is regular, throughout a day.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all Mankind to gain an insight from thou word, and we ask thou to guide all Mankind to gain a wisdom from thou word, and we ask thou to help many to gain a sense of stability from thou word, and we ask thou to help many to gain a peace of mind from thou word.

Heavenly Father, many are able to see in a way that is clear  that thou world that we live in is a world that can be described as one that is temporal, and that to be thou obedient servant will mean that, at times, there is a need to turn a back on what is described as a world that is secular, and that in order to do so requires all to be faithful to thou always. We are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to be obedient to thou will mean that there is a  need to have courage, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to be obedient to thou will mean there is a need to be dignified, and we are able to see in a way that is clear  that by a knowledge that thou is able to strengthen all who seek thou out for strength, in terms of needing what is described as courage, and what is described as tenacity, and that thou guidance is one that will always enable another to have courage.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is a need to have courage in order to follow thou, and that to follow thou requires a measure of risk in thou world to place a faith, and to place a trust, and to place a belief in what is unseen by Mankind.

Heavenly Father, thou Scriptures reveal many who are of courage, and we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed the nature of what can be described as courage during a time on earth. We ask thou to help all to “stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou many who show a courage in the face of adversity, and we are thankful that many are able to turn to thou during a time of difficulty, and we are thankful that thou can strengthen all and  we are thankful that thou can guide all.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that at a time when a courage is needed that many will reflect carefully upon a situation and turn to thou for guidance. We hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see that thou art Our Heavenly Father who is faithful to all, and we hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see that thou art Our Heavenly Father who hath wisdom, and we hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see thou art Our Heavenly Father who is our counsellor, and we hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see thou can guide all, and that thou art with all, always.

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 Holy Spirit, who reigns over all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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