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A reflection on conquering evil (one of several)

Reflections for the day

Ephesians 4:27

 and do not give the devil a foothold.

“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying.  He fears nothing from prayer less studies, prayer less work and prayer less religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.”  Samuel Chadwick


A reflection on conquering evil (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art a loving Father, and thou art a Holy Father. We acknowledge thou sent thou only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to save Mankind from all sins. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that much of the ministry of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was one which can be described as a conflict with evil, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and thou resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was one that glorified thou name, and was one that overcame evil.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou art most powerful, and we acknowledge that thou art present always, and we acknowledge that thou art Our Heavenly Father who knows all, and we acknowledge that thou art Our Heavenly Father who sees all, and we acknowledge that thou art in possession of all thou facts.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that thou art all that is holy, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that Satan is the personification of all that is evil. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that thou world that we live in is one that is tainted by what can be described as evil, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Mankind there is a  need to always remain vigilant, and a vigilance is one that can be described as one that is watchful of an influence that can be described as less than holy.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was tempted by Satan, and the temptation was one that came when thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, was in the wilderness, and the temptation was one that came when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was faced with a difficulty, and a difficulty was one that was related to the environment, and a difficulty was one that was related to a state of the body which was one that was weakened through what can be described as prolonged fasting.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to help all at a time of difficulty when a body, and when a mind is weakened, and we ask thou to help many to turn to thou always, and we ask thou to help many to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge that some can be  tempted, and that a temptation is one that is often described as sin, and that a temptation is one that is seen by some as one that is acceptable.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to help Mankind to recognise the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide many to turn to thou always, and we ask thou to guide many to say sorry for an error of a way, and we ask thou to guide many to make a change in a life that is necessary.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is much said in the media about the payment of taxes, and there is much said in the media about what is described as an avoidance of a payment of taxes. Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon the payment of taxes, and we hope and we pray that  thou art able to permit a number of opportunities to be  placed before some to pay a tax that is due.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is much said in the media about the internet, and that the issues that many are concerned about are ones that are described as an influence, and that influence is one that is seen as corrupt.

Heavenly Father, we ask that a number of opportunities are placed before many at the International Defence Studies in Estonia, and that many will reflect carefully upon the nature of an influence, and we hope and we pray that the right choices are made to safeguard a security, and we hope and we pray that the right choices are made to safeguard a child, and are made to safeguard a  young person, from all that is seen to be corrupt.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will turn a back on evil, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou, and we hope and we pray that good will overcome evil.

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 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 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.

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