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A reflection on charitable giving (one of several)

Reflections for the day

2 Corinthians 8:3-5

For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.

1 Timothy 6:17-18

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

“Our prayer must not be self-centred. It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow men that we feel their need as acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.”

John Calvin

A reflection on charitable giving (one of several)

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 endures, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is eternal. 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 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 over spills 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, we acknowledge that all things are possible through thou if there is a faith and if there is an understanding of thou, and we acknowledge that a number of events that have occurred in a life of a self have happened for a purpose, and we acknowledge that a number of events that are yet to occur will happen for a purpose. We acknowledge that all things happen in thou time that is of thou good time of thou, Our Heavenly Father.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we reflect upon the nature of a charitable giving. Many are able to see in a way that is clear that to be charitable means that by an action which can be described as generous, a self is able to help another who can be described as less than fortunate than a self. We are able to see in a way that is clear that to be charitable means that an action may not necessarily be of a nature that is of a giving in a way that is financial, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that an action may be one that is described as helping another.

Heavenly Father, many are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach all of Mankind that there is a need to be charitable to another. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to give in a way that is without a reluctance, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to give in a way that is without a compulsion. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to give in a way that is done without being seen, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to give in a way that is done without an acknowledgement by another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are some who are more fortunate than others, and we acknowledge that there are some who are richer than another. Many are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who are rich in a way that can be described as spiritual, and are rich because thou hath made a provision for a self.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we are able to see in a way that is clear that much has been said in the media about a charitable giving, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that much has been said in the media about some who are appointed as a collector of money for a charity.

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 reflect carefully upon a giving that is one that is of a nature that is charitable. We ask thou to guide a self to give freely of time, and we ask thou to guide a self to give freely in money, and we ask thou to guide a self to come to terms with those times when a pressure is felt to give of a time, and we ask thou to guide a self to come to terms with those times when a pressure is felt to give of money.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful to all who give generously despite a situation. We hope and we pray that many will continue to give at this time, and at a time in the future.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that a charitable giving is one that should come from a heart, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by a charitable giving a self is giving to thou. We ask thou to guide a self to give with what can be described as a heart that is glad, and we ask thou to guide a self to give of a time in a way that is free, and to give of money in a way that is not constrained, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us all.

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

Amen

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A reflection on advertising

Reflections for the day

Matthew 6:22-23

 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

When prayer has become secondary, or incidental, it has lost its power. Those who are conspicuously men of prayer are those who use prayer as they use food, or air, or light, or money.”  M.E. Andross


A reflection on advertising

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 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 that thou love for all of Mankind is one that allows 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 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 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 for thou mightiness.

Heavenly Father, thou sent thou beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to die for all of Mankind in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and in order to show all of Mankind thou way to thou. We acknowledge that during thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed to all of Mankind that there is a need to focus on thou always, and not on a self.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of advertising. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much of what happens in a life that is daily is one that is directed by a thought that can be described, at times, to be a thought that is materialistic in nature. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some thoughts are ones that can be affected by what is seen, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that some thoughts are ones that can be affected by what is heard in the media.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou world today is one that has an expectation, and we acknowledge that an expectation is one that is to do with, at times, a possession that is worldly. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a difficulty for a self to do what is described as take a step back and deny a need for a possession that is worldly. We are able to see in a way that is clear that at times, a self, is in need of thou guidance. We are able to see in a way that is clear that at times, a self is led astray by another, and at times, is led astray by a thought of a possession that is worldly.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that during a time of thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that there was an occasion when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was tempted, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that at a time when thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, was tempted, was at a time when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was in the wilderness, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a temptation was one where Satan tempted thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, with thou world, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, rejected a temptation.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to guard an eye, and we ask thou to guide a self to guard an ear, and we ask thou to guide a self to guard a heart, and we ask thou to guide a self to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many can reflect carefully upon a purchase, and we hope and we pray that a self can discern what is needed as opposed to what is desired, and we hope and we pray that a self can see in a way that is clear that a possession that is worldly is meaningless in thou Kingdom of Heaven. We hope and we pray that all of Mankind will see the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will proffer a sorrow for an error of a way, and we hope and we pray that a self will make the changes that are necessary in a life, so that a self is able to have a life that is eternal with thou.

Heavenly Father,we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to turn to thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put aside a worry, and to put aside a concern, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to be prudent with a spending, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spake, and in all that is done.

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 is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

A reflection on the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second

Reflections for the day

Psalm 8

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory

 in the heavens.

Psalm 22:27-28

All the ends of the earth shall remember

and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
 For kingship belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.

As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument. And as one Nation under God, we know that many times our most powerful tool is prayer.

Nick Rahall


A reflection on the reign of Her Majesty  Queen Elizabeth the Second

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 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 for thou mightiness.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou bestowed upon thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the title Wonderful Counsellor. We acknowledge that thou, 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 for all counsel, and we acknowledge that thou, 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 it is at this time we desire that thou can guide all of Mankind with thou wisdom, and with thou counsel, and we desire that thou can guide a self to remain on thou path which is a path that is straight, and which is a path that is narrow, and which is a path that leads toward thou light which is eternal.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou hath a majesty, and we acknowledge that thou hath a mightiness, and that all thou mightiness is there for all of Mankind, if all of Mankind is able to turn to thou in one accord at all times.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all of Mankind are able to turn to thou in praise, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to turn to thou in thankfulness, and we hope and we pray that a self is able to see in a way that is clear that thou can provide an opportunity before all who pray to thouself, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind is able to see in a way that is clear that thou hath bestowed upon all of Mankind a freedom of will.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the works that are good of Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, and it is at this time we reflect carefully upon the nature of a reign, which is one that hath endured a period of sixty years. We acknowledge that the reign of Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second has been one that has been described as dignified, and we acknowledge that the reign of Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, has been one that has been described as diligent, and we acknowledge that the reign of Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, has been one that has been described as one that is dutiful to thou, and is one that has been described as one that is dutiful to her subjects. We ask that thou bless Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, and we ask thou to bless the Royal Family. We ask that thou grant Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, wisdom always, and we ask thou grant Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, to be able to perceive, and to be able to discern, all that is desirous of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, at all times.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to perceive, and to discern,thou word which is of thouself.We ask thou to gudie a self to gain a wisdom from thou word which is of thouself, and we ask thou to guide a self to gain a stability from thou word which is of thouself, and we ask thou to guide a self to gain a peace of mind from thou word which is of thouself.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou world that we live in is thou world that can be described as one that is temporal, and that to be thou obedient servant will mean that, at times, a self will need to turn a back on what is described as a world that is secular, and that in order to do so requires a self to be faithful to thou. We are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to be obedient to thou means that a self will need to have a courage, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to be obedient to thou means  a self will need to be dignified, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that by thou knowledge that there is a protection of a self in terms of a comment that is made, and in terms of a word that is passed, by another to a self.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all of Mankind is able to see in a way that is clear that thou art Our Heavenly Father who is faithful to all of Mankind, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind is able to see in a way that is clear that thou art Our Heavenly Father who has a wisdom, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind is able to see in a way that is clear that thou art Our Heavenly Father who is a counsellor for all of Mankind, and we hope and we pray that all of Mankind is able to see in a way that is clear that thou art able to guide all of Mankind, if a self turns to thou in prayer.

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 is, and was, and will always be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, that reigns over thou world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

A reflection on thou Church (attendance and offertory)

Reflections for the day

Luke 4:16

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

 

2 Timothy 2:15

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

 

Spurgeon’s “boiler room.”

 

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

Our Daily Bread, April 24.

 

 

 

A reflection on thou Church (attendance and offertory)

Heavenly Father,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, is thou advocate for all who are of thou world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


A reflection on the creation of thou world of Our Heavenly Father

Reflections for the day

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.

Prayer moves the hand that moves the world.

– John Aikman Wallace

 


A reflection on the creation of thou world of Our Heavenly Father

Heavenly Father,

We acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love 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 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 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 for thou mightiness.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou instructed all of Mankind to be a keeper of thou world that we live in, and we acknowledge that thou instructed all of Mankind to have a dominion over all things, and we acknowledge that thou instructed all of Mankind to subdue thou earth.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou bestowed upon thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the title Mighty God. We acknowledge  that in thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, dwells all the fullness of thou Deity and that a fullness of thou Deity is in what is known as a bodily form. We acknowledge that thou created thou world that we live in, and we are able to see in a way that is clear thou power at work in thou world. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou hath a majesty, and we acknowledge that thou hath a mightiness, which is a might, and which is a majesty, that is one that can be described as divine.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge thou creation, and it is at this time we acknowledge the beauty of thou creation, and it is at this time we acknowledge the splendour of thou creation, and it is at this time we acknowledge the mightiness of thou creation, and it is at this time we acknowledge thou presence always in thou creation.

Heavenly Father, many are able to see in a way that is clear that thou bestowed upon all of Mankind thou world for a safe keeping, and we acknowledge that there are many who are happy with the way things are. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there will be a time in the future of all of Mankind when all of Mankind will reflect upon a manner, and a way that all of Mankind have treated thou creation.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon the need to care for thou creation in the way that thou desires, and we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon the error of a way, and we hope and we pray, that a self will say sorry for a wrong doing, and we hope and we pray that a self will make the changes necessary in the life of a self in order to show a repentance, and we hope and we pray that a self will turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, all things are possible through thou if a self places a faith, and if a self places a trust, and if a self places a belief in thou.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray, that all of Mankind are able to turn to thou in praise and in thankfulness, and we hope and we pray that a self will make the right choices in order to restore a peace, and in order to restore a harmony to thou creation, and we hope and we pray, that a self will care for thou creation in a way that is fitting.

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 of Mankind to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and to show all of Mankind thou way to thou, and 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 the needs of a family

Reflections for the day

Philippians 4:6-7

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer. –Oswald Chambers

A reflection on the needs of a 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 ackonwledge 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 ackonwledge 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 loved thou world that we live in so very much that thou sent into thou world that we live in thou beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for all of Mankind 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, and thou hath created all of Mankind to be equal in thou eyes. Thou hath created all of Mankind for a purpose, and thou purpose thou hath created all of Mankind for is to have a relationship, and thou hath created all of Mankind to hath a relationship with thou, and thou hath created all of Mankind to have a relationship with another.

Heavenly Father, 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 for a family, and thou concern is for a friend of a self, and thou concern is for a structure of thou society. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou concern is how all of Mankind relate to each other.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful that thou holds in existence thou people and thou nations, whether or not there is an acknowledgement of thou, We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, welcomed all thou children, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, taught all of Mankind to be patient with another, and taught all of Mankind to be kind to another, and taught all of Mankind to be gentle toward another, and taught all of Mankind to love another in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us all. We are able to see in a way that is clear that all thou children must be placed in a manner, and in a way that is safe, and is loving, within what is described as a family unit.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect carefully upon the needs of a family. We acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear matters that relate to an upbringing of a child, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many are able to seek an advice about an upbringing of a child, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is a difficulty which relates to an upbringing of a child, and a difficulty is one, that at times, relates to those who can be  described as new parents, and a difficulty is one, that at times, relates to a self who is unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear that an advice must be sought in an upbringing of a child.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is much said in the media about a seeking of advice for an upbringing of a child. We ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before many to enable a self who needs advice for an upbringing of a child to be able to access an advice that is desired for an upbringing of a child. We hope and we pray that a self will make the right choice in an upbringing of a child, and we hope and we pray that a self will turn to thou always.

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 turn to thou always, and we ask thou to guide a self to draw closer 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 litter

Reflections for the day

Revelation 4:11

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

“Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God’s messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.”

Andrew Murray


A reflection on litter

Heavenly Father,

Thou art almighty, thou art most powerful, and thou art creator of the world and all that is in it. Thou instructed us to be keepers of thou world we live in, to have dominion over all things, and to subdue thou earth.

Heavenly Father, thou gave us thou world for safe keeping and there are many of us who are happy with the way things are but there are some of us who believe we have fallen short in keeping thou world in the way that thou created thou world.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that the future of Mankind is one that can be described as bleak unless we change our ways. We are able to see that much of what hath happened in thou world could have been prevented, and much of what is likely to happen in thou world can be prevented.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire for Man to reflect carefully upon the nature of litter. We acknowledge that many of us are careful about the way in which we dispose of our litter. We are able to see that some of us are less careful than others in the way in which litter is disposed of. We are able to see that much of our litter is collected and disposed of by others, and we are able to see that some of our litter is not collected and disposed of, and that some of this litter that is not collected and disposed of is often blown by thou wind into thou streams, and is often blown by thou wind into thou rivers, and is often blown by thou wind into thou oceans.

We acknowledge that the process known as biodegrading is one that takes many years to complete, and we acknowledge that the process known as biodegrading is one where there are chemicals released and the chemicals that are released are described as toxic, and these chemicals are ones that are leaked into thou soil, and these chemicals are ones that are leaked into thou streams, and these chemicals are ones that are leaked into thou rivers, and these chemicals are ones that are leaked into thou oceans.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge that the presence of litter in thou environment is one that provides a hazard, and this hazard is one to thou wildlife, and we acknowledge that there is a hazard to the health of Man, and this hazard is one that is described as potential, and this hazard that is described as potential is one that is due to the release of chemicals.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Man will turn to thou and say sorry for the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that Man will make the changes in a life that are necessary, and we hope and we pray that Man will turn to thou, always.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to place opportunities before many to reflect carefully upon the need to make changes in a life, and the changes that are necessary are ones that relate to the disposal of litter, and we hope and we pray that Man will see the need to dispose of litter in a way that is described as fitting.

Heavenly Father, all things are possible through thou if we place a faith and if we place a  trust in thou to help Mankind to decide how to resolve these issues, and to help Man to see clearly the contribution he or she has made to this situation.

Heavenly Father, we uphold these words to thou now in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us to save us from all our sin and to show us thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives amongst us, who dwells amongst us and who advocates for us, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

A reflection on the homeless

Reflections for the day

Philippians 4:19

 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.


Matthew 6:25-34

Do Not Worry

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your lifeAnd why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

When a man has found the Lord, he no longer has to use words when he is praying, for the Spirit Himself will intercede for him with groans that cannot be uttered. –John Climacus

A reflection on the homeless

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in it, and thou hath created all things known to Man, and all things unseen by Man. Thou created us to be born with a particular appearance, thou created us to be born with a particular shape, thou created us to be born with a particular colour, and thou created us to be born with a particular size. Thou created all Man 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 is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love is one that enables us to love thou with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind and with all our strength. We acknowledge that there art no words to describe thou love for Man, and we acknowledge that thou love for Man is one that is not bound by words, is one that is not bound by time, and is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for Man is one that over-spills into our relationships, and is a love that enables us to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire Man to reflect carefully upon the nature of homelessness. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was homeless some of the time, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was with thou homeless some of the time, and was with those who were poor some of the time. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach us that thou poor and thou vulnerable are the responsibility of Man, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach us that when a person gives unto thou poor, and when a person gives unto thou vulnerable, that person gives unto thou.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the good works of St Mungo’s. We are able to see that this is a charity who works with thou homeless, and we are able to see that there is a desire to help those who are homeless, and we are able to see that there is a desire for the homeless to be housed, and we are able to see that there is a desire for the homeless to work, and we are able to see that there is a  desire for the homeless to be able to relate to others, and we are able to see there is a desire for the homeless to be in a state of health that is described as good.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to bless the good works of St Mungo’s and we ask thou to place opportunities before many to enable their good works to be carried out in a way that is fitting for thou.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask Man to reflect carefully upon those who are likely to be made homeless, and we hope and we pray that Man will endeavour to remain committed to providing housing for those who are vulnerable, and we hope and we pray that Man will endeavour to remain committed to providing housing for those who are poor, and to provide housing for those who are in need.

Heavenly Father, we ask that Man will turn to thou always, we ask that Man will turn a back on greed, and we ask that Man will turn a back upon ignoring the misfortune of others.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a merciful Father, and thou art able to provide us with all our needs. We desire that Mankind will turn to thou always, and we desire that Mankind will emulate the life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we desire that Mankind will say sorry for the error of a way and make the changes in a life that are necessary.

Heavenly Father, we uphold these words to thou now in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us to save us from all our sin, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives amongst us, who dwells amongst us, and who advocates for us,now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


A reflection on human rights

Reflections for the day

Proverbs 14:31

 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honours God.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

 

 

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.


A reflection on human rights

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in it, and thou hath created all things known to Man, and all things unseen by Man. Thou created Man to be born with a particular appearance,thou created Man to be born with a particular shape, thou created Man to be born with a particular colour, and thou created Man to be born with a particular size. Thou created all Man 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 is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love is one that enables us to love thou with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind and with all our strength. We acknowledge that there art no words to describe thou love for Man, and we acknowledge that thou love for Man is one that is not bound by words, is one that is not bound by time, and is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for Man is one that over-spills into our relationships and enables us to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, thou art almighty and thou art most powerful. Thou art an all-knowing Father and thou art an all seeing Father, and thou have possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou purpose for Man is one to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for Man is to live our lives like that of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou world was created by thou as a world that was just, as a world that was right, and as a world that was in perfect harmony.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that in Ancient Times there were many that rebelled against thou, and we are able to see that much of what is described in thou Scriptures concerns justice, and much of what is described in thou Scriptures concerns the treatment of others. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Man about discrimination, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Man that thou desire is for Man to treat others alike with a due regard to race, and with a due regard to gender, and with a due regard to cultural background, and with a due regard to social standing. We are able to see that thou values and thou sense of justice prevailed through the law and thou  commandments of thou Prophets.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire Man to reflect carefully upon what is described as an abuse of human rights. We are able to see that there has been much said in the media about what is described as an abuse of human rights, and there has been much said in the media about those who have been described as suffering at the hands of others. Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou in prayer Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, and it is at this time we uphold to thou in prayer Yulia Tymoshenko. We ask that thou can place opportunities before many to address the issues of which we are concerned about, and we hope and we pray that Man will reflect carefully upon the error of a way and say sorry for an error of a way, and make the changes in a life which are necessary.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the good works of Amnesty International and we ask thou to bless their work, and we ask thou to place opportunities before many to enable justice, to enable fairness, to enable freedom and to enable truth to prevail always.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that Our Lord Jesus Christ died for us in order for us to find the way to thou. We acknowledge that Our Lord Jesus Christ suffered for us in order for us to understand the nature of suffering. We are able to see that for many suffering is something that they would prefer not to endure, and we are able to see that for some of us we can place all our worries and concerns into thou presence, and we are able to see that for all thou is there for Man always.

Heavenly Father, all things are possible through thou if there is a  faith and if there is an understanding of thou. Heavenly Father, we know that many events happen in our lives and that there is a divine purpose for these events to happen, and we know that many of the events that happen do so in thou own good time. Heavenly Father, we ask that we can be guided always in our daily life, we ask that thou can lead us towards thou eternal light.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to accept these words in thou name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we ask thou to accept these words in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within us, who dwells amongst us and who advocates for us, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


A reflection on the elderly

Reflections for the day

Psalm 92:14

They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,

Prayer is the force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strength.

– Dr. Alexis Carrel

A reflection on the elderly

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things seen by Mankind, and all things unseen by Mankind. Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou, and we glorify thou name on high.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a compassionate Father, and thou loves each and every one of us, and thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love that thou hath 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 is not bound by words, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time. 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.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that when many grow old that many have a health which is less than desirable, and we are able to see in a way that is clear there are many  who are able to see that in years ahead there may be a loneliness.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who are more able than another, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who despite an age that is considered old are able to do a number of things, and that a number of things that are achieved are ones that are usually achieved by another who is younger. We are able to see in a way that is clear there are some who are elderly who desire to grow closer to thou, and there are some who are able to see in a way that is clear that this is achievable.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire that Mankind will reflect carefully upon a relationship with thou, and it is at this time we desire that Mankind will reflect carefully upon a relationship with another, and it is at this time we desire that Mankind is able to see where there is a  need to make a change in a life, and the changes that are needed to be made are ones that are necessary in order to have a relationship with thou.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide many to grow closer to thou, and we ask thou to guide many to be disciplined in all that is thought, and in all that is said, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will turn toward thou, and we hope and we pray that many will make the changes in a life that are necessary, and we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon a life, and we hope and we pray that many will say sorry for the errors that have been made in a life, and we hope and we pray that many will grow closer 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, who together with thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power, and being, who reigns over all who are of this world that we live in, now and always for evermore.

Amen.

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