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A reflection on the demise of the Eurozone

Reflections for the day

Romans 5: 1-5

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

God shapes the world by prayer. The prayers of God’s saints are the capital stock of heaven by which God carries on His great work upon the earth.

[E.M. Bounds]

A reflection on the demise of the Eurozone

Heavenly Father,

We art thankful that thou art present always, and we art thankful that thou doth love all of Mankind, and we art thankful that thou doth care for all of Mankind, and we art thankful that thou art here for all of Mankind to turn to in prayer.

Heavenly Father, we desire that thou nation known as thou United Kingdom, and we desire that thou nation known as Spain, and we desire that thou nation known as Italy, and we desire that thou nation known as Portugal, and we desire that thou nation known as Germany, and we desire that thou nation known as France, and we desire that thou nation known as Greece are able to see in a way that is clear that thou nations need to be at one with another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is much said in the media about the demise of the Eurozone, and we acknowledge there is much said in the media about what is described as a measure of austerity. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire a future which is one that is not constrained by what is described as a measure of austerity, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire a future where there is no longer an issue that relates to an economy, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire a future where there is no longer a fear of what is described as a loss of a job.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are times when many  desire that a job is one that is secure, and we acknowledge that there are times when many desire that what is described as an expenditure is one that does not exceed an income. We are able to see in a way that is clear that what is described as the demise of the Eurozone is one that doth cause a feeling of despair amongst thou people, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many of thou people are unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before many to enable many to see a way forward in a way that is clear, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before many to enable many to have a will to endure what is necessary, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before all  of thou nations who are deemed to be ones who are part of the Eurozone, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nation known as thou United Kingdom, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nation known as thou United States of America, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nation known as China, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nation known as Japan, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nations known as thou Southern Americas, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before thou nation known as Russia, that will allow all of thou nations to perceive, and to allow all of thou nations to discern, all that is desirous of Our Heavenly Father in terms of being of one accord with another, and in terms of allowing all of thou nations to be able to govern a nation in a way that can be described as fitting for a nation that is of thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are many nations that have been affected by the demise of the Eurozone, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are many nations who feel the need to implement what is described as a measure of austerity, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are many who feel that what is described as a measure of austerity is one that is somewhat harsh, and is one that many are unable to come to terms with.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou nations must come to terms with a future where spending is one that will need to be curbed, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many must come to terms with a future where many will have to forego what another would describe as a luxury of life, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that many will need to come to terms with a future where a loss of a job will be incurred, or where a loss of a home will be incurred.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are times when many have a feeling which can be described as a feeling of angst, and we acknowledge that there are times when many have a feeling which can be described as a feeling of ill will toward another, and we acknowledge that there are times when many have a feeling which can be described as a feeling of hate toward another, and we acknowledge that there are times when many have a feeling which can be described as a feeling of anxiety about what a future will hold.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will turn toward thou, and we hope and we pray that many will place a worry, and will place a concern with thou, and we hope and we pray that many will draw closer to thou, and we hope and we pray that many will be able to make the changes in a life of a self that is necessary.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake, in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we uphold to thou all that hath been spake in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is thou way, and who is thou truth, and who is thou life, and who is thou way to thou, and we uphold to thou 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 debt

Reflections for the day

Philippians 4:19

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

Matthew 6:34

So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Prayer covers the whole of man’s life. There is no thought, feeling, yearning, or desire, however low, trifling, or vulgar we may deem it, which, if it affects our real interest or happiness, we may not lay before God and be sure of sympathy. His nature is such that our often coming does not tire him. The whole burden of the whole life of every man may be rolled on to God and not weary him, though it has wearied the man.

– Henry Ward Beecher


A reflection on debt

Heavenly Father,

We are able to see that the economic situation we are faced with in this country is one that can be described as tenuous. We are able to see that for many of us our financial situations are ones that can be described as difficult. We are able to see that for some of us the economic situation has meant a loss of jobs, and we are able to see that for some of us it has meant a loss of our homes. We are able to see that for many of us we are faced with a working life that will be longer, we are able to see that for many of us we are faced with a salary that may be reduced, and we are able to see that for many of us we are faced with a pension plan that will be less than what we have hoped for.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that many of us now have feelings that can be described as less than content. We are able to see that for some of us we have feelings that can be described as a depressed state, and we are able to see that some of us are in what can be described as a state of worry.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that you know all, and we acknowledge that you see all, and we acknowledge that you know and see all our worries and concerns.

Heavenly Father, you are a  compassionate Father  and you are  a loving Father, and you are Our Heavenly Farther who is ever present, and you are Our Heavenly Father who is here for us to bring all our worries and concerns to you.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that your Scriptures teach us much about the nature of Man and we acknowledge that there are many situations in your Scriptures where Man has been filled with despair. We are able to see that many of the Psalms reflect upon the anguish of Man, and we are able to see that the Psalms teach us to call out to you from a place of pain, and to trust that you love us and can help us.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time that our Government is preparing a budget, and it is at this time there are many concerns by Man about the nature of this budget. Heavenly Father, we ask that you will place opportunities before our Government to reflect carefully on ways in which the burden of debt can be eased for all.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that some of us are less than wise in handling  money, and we acknowledge that for some of us this means a debt is incurred which is difficult  to be addressed. We ask you to guide us to be prudent with our spending, and we ask you to assist us with managing a budget that is personal.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will turn to you, and we hope and we pray that Mankind can reflect upon the error of a way, and we hope and we pray that this will mean a change of direction for Mankind, in terms of being responsible for expenditure, both in a public manner and in a way that is personal.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to you now all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and in the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with your Holy Spirit reigns on most high and is the Governor of all who live in this world, and is Our Heavenly Father who can help all to see a way forward clearly if a faith, and if a trust, and if a belief, is placed in the unseen, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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