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A reflection on thou Church as thou family

Reflections of the day

1 Peter 2 4-10

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

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

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

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

and,

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

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

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

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

A reflection on thou Church as thou family

Heavenly Father,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is thou way, and who is thou truth, and who is thou life, and is thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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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 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 individual

Reflections for the day

Luke 6:31

 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Luke 6:45

 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

A reflection on the individual

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 Mankind to be born with a particular appearance, and thou hath created Mankind to be born with  a particular shape, and thou hath created Mankind to be born with a particular colour, and thou hath created Mankind to be born with a particular size. Thou hath created Mankind to have a particular personality, and thou hath created Mankind to be born with a particular intellect.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that enables Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a  soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that over-spills into a relationship, and is a love 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. We acknowledge that thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, gave up a life for Mankind 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 that there is for another is one that can be expressed in a service to another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that serving another is one that can be described as one of a ministry, and that as thou followers many are called to be thou servants for thou glory.

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 many 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 thou Scriptures teach Mankind that there are occasions when there is a need to consider an individual. We are able to see  in a way that is clear that these are times when an individual is singled out. We are able to see  in a way that is clear that thou desire is for Mankind to help an individual, and we are able to see that thou desire is for Mankind to put a need of an individual before  a need of a self.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou in prayer all those whose needs are not met, and we ask thou to place  a number of opportunities before many to address a need of an individual, and we ask thou to guide many to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see  in a way that is clear that the Government of this country desires a pay to reflect a performance, and we are able to see  in a way that is clear that for many who work in a field of business that this is achievable. We are able to see  in a way that is clear that for many who work in a field known as education, and for many who work in a field known as health, that there are a number of difficulties in being able to achieve a performance that can be related to pay,in terms of the fact that the need of an individual is less than likely to be addressed.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many can reflect carefully upon the issue of performance related pay, and we hope and we pray that many can see that there is a  difficulty that relates to addressing the need of an  individual, and we hope and we pray that a common ground can be found to enable a good service to be rewarded.

Heavenly Father, we upheld 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 is able to show all thou way to thou, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who together in thou Holy Trinity, is thou advocate for all Mankind, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


A reflection on wealth

Reflections of the day

Matthew 6:24-25

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

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

1 Timothy 6:17-19

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

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

– Oswald Chambers


A reflection on wealth

Heavenly Father,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power, and being, that governs over all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

A reflection on commendation

Reflections for the day

Luke 21:1-4

The Widow’s Offering

As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Hebrews 10:24

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,

A reflection on commendation

 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 allows 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 allows a love for thou to spill over into a relationship, and thou love for Mankind is one that allows all to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that during thou ministry of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was able to see in a way that was clear a good deed of another. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a good deed of another is one that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, acknowledged in a way that was public. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach Mankind that all should “not hold back good from those to whom it is owing, when it happens to be in the power of your hand to do it.”

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that some feel that an effort goes unnoticed by another. We acknowledge that there are some who feel an effort is one that is not appreciated, and we acknowledge that there are some who feel an effort for another is taken for granted. We acknowledge that there are some who feel unable to live up to an expectation of another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou art a loving Father and that thou loves each and everyone of us, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou with a worry, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou with a concern always.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures teach Mankind to treat another with a kindness. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a word of kindness to another, and a word that can be described as a commendation to another, is one that is able to uplift another in a way that can be described as spiritual. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for many in the giving of a word of kindness, and in the giving of a word of commendation, that there is an experience that can be described as a feeling of joy and a feeling of contentment.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind to seek out all that is good in another, and we ask thou to guide Mankind to acknowledge all that is good in another.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we commend to thou the good works of those who oversee and the good works of those who contribute to what is described as a foodbank. We are able to see in a way that is clear that those who are in receipt of food from a foodbank are thankful, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some it is a means of avoiding what can be described as impoverishment.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully upon an action, and we hope and we pray that many will do what is seen to be good, and we hope and we pray that Mankind is able to acknowledge a time when a good deed has been done.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that is spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for Mankind in order to save Mankind from all sins, and to show all 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 conquering evil

Reflections for the day

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

John 14:30-31

I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

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

– Samuel Chadwick

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.

– Guy H. King


A reflection on conquering evil

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 sin. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal to Mankind that much of thou 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 reveal to Mankind that the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is one that glorifies thou name, and is one that overcomes all evil.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that we reflect upon the nature of evil. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who doubt the existence of an evil that can be described as personal, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who doubt the existence of an evil that can be described as malignant. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who have a belief that there is good in thou world that we live in, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who believe that there is an evil that can be described as impersonal.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal to Mankind that thou art all that is holy, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal to Mankind that Satan is the personification of all that is evil. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal what can be described as a conflict between heaven and hell. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much of what happens in thou world can be described as good, and that some of what happens in thou world can be described as evil. We acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that there is what can be described as a conflict between good and evil, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire for good to overcome all that is evil.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that evil can be overcome if we turn to thou. We acknowledge that through a faith of thou that it can be seen that the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is one that can be described as a victory over evil, and that thou desire is for all Mankind to be a follower of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in doing so to announce a victory over evil that is thou victory.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide Mankind to turn a back on all that is evil, and to turn to thou always. We ask thou to guide many to witness thou word, which is thou word which is good, and which is righteous, and we ask thou to guide all thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when many will be faced with a difficulty, and a difficulty that is faced will mean that some will turn a back on thou. We acknowledge that a difficulty that is faced will for some feel like a conflict of faith, and that a conflict of faith is one that will be described by some as one that is evil. We acknowledge that there is a need to be strong in a faith of thou always , and we acknowledge that there is a need to be steadfast in a faith of thou always. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal to Mankind that there is a protection from all that is evil, and that a protection is one of thou cross, and that thou cross, and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, are ones that are powerful.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal to Mankind that thou truth which is of a nature that is divine, is one that brings thou light into thou world, and thou light is one that will overcome all that is evil.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal that there is a protection for all against evil when there is prayer, and that when prayer is said 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,  that a prayer is one that can be described as empowered.

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

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 to save Mankind from all sin, and to show all 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.

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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.

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