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A reflection of a life that is filled with thou Holy Spirit

Reflections for the day

John 14:16-17

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

Ephesians 5:18

 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

If the spiritual life be healthy, under the full power of the Holy Spirit, praying without ceasing will be natural.”

Andrew Murray

A reflection of a life that is filled with thou Holy Spirit

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 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 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, we acknowledge thou as one Father, and we acknowledge thou as eternally existent in three persons, as thou Heavenly Father, and as thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and as thou Holy Spirit. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou manifest in the flesh, and we acknowledge thou intention was for thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to come into thou world to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and to show all of Mankind thou way to thou. We acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou source of all wisdom and is thou source of all counsel, and we acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, stands supreme above all. We acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables many to live a life that can be described as one that thou desires, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables many to witness thou word of thou, Our Heavenly Father, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables many to work in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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. We acknowledge that thou power, and thou mightiness are ones that enabled thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to carry out thou ministry, and we acknowledge that thou power, and thou mightiness, are ones that enabled thou disciples to carry out thou ministry, and we acknowledge that thou power, and thou mightiness, is one that is seen through thou Holy Spirit.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon thou nature of thou Holy Spirit, and it is at this time we reflect upon a life that is one that is filled by thou Holy Spirit. We are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a life to be one that is filled by thou Holy Spirit that there is a need to invite thou Holy Spirit to be at one with a self, and by inviting thou Holy Spirit to be at one with a self, there is a need to allow thou Holy Spirit to be one that fills a self, and by inviting thou Holy Spirit to be at one with a self there is a need to allow thou Holy Spirit to guide a self in all that is thought, and in all that is spake, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit is one that will enlighten many, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit is one that will purify the soul of a self, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit is one that will help a self to draw closer to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful that thou Holy Spirit is able to teach all of Mankind, and we are thankful that thou Holy Spirit is able to comfort a self, and we are thankful that thou Holy Spirit is able to guide a self, and we are thankful that thou Holy Spirit is able to empower a self.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that all of Mankind will reflect carefully upon thou power of thou Holy Spirit, and we hope and we pray that a self will turn to thou, and we hope and we pray that a self will proclaim thou word that is of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we hope and we pray that thou glory will be seen in thou works that are done in thou name of thou.

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 all that hath been spake in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for all of Mankind, in order to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and to show all of Mankind thou way to thou, and we uphold 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

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A reflection on education

Reflections of the day

Acts 26:18

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

Proverbs 19:2

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

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

– William Law

A reflection on education

Heavenly Father,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amen.

A reflection on 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.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.


A reflection on endurance

Reflections for the day

Romans 5:3-4

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

Hebrews 12:1-3

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

James 1:12

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

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

– Delma Jackson

A reflection on endurance

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things known to Mankind, and thou hath created all things unseen by Mankind. We acknowledge that all things are created for a purpose, and we acknowledge that all things are created with a purpose. We acknowledge that all things are done in thou own good time.

Heavenly Father, thou art Our Heavenly Father, who knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who sees all, and thou hath possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is one to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is of one to live a life that emulates the life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that all good things happen to those who can live a life that can be described as godly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amen.

A reflection on forgiveness (one of several)

Reflections for the day

Luke 15:3-7

 Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 23:34

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another. –William Law

A reflection on forgiveness (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world that we live in and thou hath created all things known to Man, and thou hath created all things that are unseen by Man.

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 us is one that is all encompassing, thou love for us is one that hath no words to describe, and thou love for us is one that is not bound by time and energy. Thou love for us 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. Thou love is one that enables our love for thou to spill over into all our relationships, and thou love is one that enables us to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge that many of us find it difficult to forgive those who have wronged us. We are able to see that for some of us it is difficult to let go of anger, and we are able to see that it is hard to forgive others when we are still angry. We are able to see that some of us desire to see that justice prevails, and that some of us see that to forgive in situations where justice is meted may be seen by others as condoning the act. We are able to see that some of us would prefer that those who have offended us, and those who have upset us, should not be forgiven as it is often seen by others as an avoidance of justice. We are able to see that some of us desire an outcome that can be described as an “eye for an eye” and a “tooth for a tooth.” We are able to see that some of us find it difficult to forgive if those who have offended us, and those who have upset us, have not said sorry for their actions against us.

Heavenly Father, thou sent thou only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into this world to save us from all our sin. We acknowledge that during the ministry of Our Lord Jesus Christ he revealed to Man that he had come to set us free, and we are able to see that this was a means by which we are able to turn to thou and to ask thou for forgiveness for all our sins. Our Lord Jesus Christ revealed to us upon the cross that love triumphs over evil by the words of forgiveness that was uttered from the cross for those who had condemned him, and by a response of a promise in paradise to the thief who repented from the cross where he died alongside Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are able to see that thou Scriptures teach Man that we need to confess all our sins to thou in order to be forgiven, and in order for us to have a righteous relationship with thou we need to repent. We are able to see that in order to restore what can be described as a right relationship with Man, we must confess to Man our wrong doings. We acknowledge that we cannot be right in our relationship with thou if we are wrong in our relationship with Man. We acknowledge that if Man has wronged us that thou desires us to be forgiving to Man always.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide us in our daily lives, we ask thou to help us understand that thou desire is for us to love thou neighbour. We ask thou to help us understand that those who have offended us, and those who have upset us, have the capacity for good. We hope and we pray that Man is able to reflect carefully upon the nature of forgiveness and is able to see that by forgiving we are able to free ourselves from the anger and the bitterness that we feel, and that by forgiving we are able to provide opportunities for others to transform their lives, and that by the power of forgiveness that we are able to draw nearer to thou.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thou all that has 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 together with thouself and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, reigns on most high and is, and was, and always will be the most supreme and most absolute power and being, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.

A reflection on God’s plans for us

Reflections for the day

Jeremiah 29:11

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

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Daily Prayer: Whatever plans I have in mind, Lord I surrender them to you. I will do the best I can but in the end, let your Will be done. Amen!

Temptations which accompany the working day will be conquered on the basis of the morning breakthrough to God. Decisions, demanded by work, become easier and simpler where they are made not in the fear of men, but only in the sight of God. He wants to give us today the power which we need for our work.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A reflection on God’s plans for us.

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 art Our Heavenly Father who hath possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is of one to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for Mankind is of one to live a  life that emulates thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that all good things happen to those who can live a life that can be described as godly.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many are impatient to know of thou purpose, and we acknowledge that many are not able to see in a way that is clear thou purpose for Mankind.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide all to be what is described as meek in a manner, and we ask thou to guide all to be pure in a heart, and we ask thou to guide all to be obedient to thou, and we ask thou to guide all to have a wisdom in all that is said, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou will protect, and thou will guide all who turn to thou, and  we acknowledge that thou art able to heal a broken heart, and that through thou grace and mercy are able to heal some who have what can be described as an ailment that is in need of healing. We ask thou to guide all Mankind to perceive, and we ask thou to guide all Mankind to discern a purpose in a life of thou, and we ask thou to guide all Mankind to accept that an event that happens in a life may happen for a divine purpose.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind can accept in faith that all things work together, and that the things that work together can be for the good of another.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear  that there are times when many are what is described as wiser after an event, and that this wisdom is one that is described as hindsight. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a life is one that is interwoven with the life of another, and that at times it is difficult for all to see thou plan. We are able to see in a way that is clear that although Mankind has a freedom of will that thou have ordered all lives to have a purpose, that at times are of a nature that is divine, and that thou purpose that is everlasting is always for Mankind to glorify thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that a life is one that can be described as a journey, and that a journey is one that  does not end in a life on earth, and that thou plan that is everlasting is for all Mankind to keep to a path that is one that is straight and narrow, and is a path that leads toward thou light which is eternal, and that to remain on thou path which is straight and narrow, toward thou light which is eternal, that a  choice will need to be made, and a sorrow will need to be proffered for an error of a way, and a change in a life will need to be made that reflects a sorrow for an error of a way.

Heavenly Father, many accept that all Mankind are called according to thou purpose. We desire to know thou will for a self, and we desire for thou to uphold a self, and to comfort a self when a time is difficult, and we acknowledge that a time in the future many will desire 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, who together with thou Holy Spirit, is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power, and being, who governs all who are of this earth that we live on, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.



A reflection on renewal

Reflections for the day

Jeremiah 17:10

“I the LORD search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
according to what their deeds deserve.”

Colossians 3:2

 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

“Prayer wonderfully clears the vision; steadies the nerves; defines duty; stiffens the purpose; sweetens and strengthens the spirit.”

 S.D. Gordon

A reflection on renewal

Heavenly Father,

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

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that thou hath revealed thou self through thou Creation, and through thou glory.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a compassionate Father, and thou hath made a provision for each and all of us in terms of a need. Thou knoweth of a strain, and thou knoweth of a stress that is of one in a daily life,  and thou knoweth of a strain, and thou knoweth of a stress that  there is in a service to thou, and in a service for another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many have a belief, and many have a thought, and many have an idea, and many have an opinion, and many have a conviction, and many have a prejudice, that is one that is formed by an influence of another. A thought, an idea, an opinion, a conviction, and a prejudice, is one that is formed by what is seen, and is one that is formed by what is experienced, and that all of these things are ones that can be tainted by ways that can be described as sinful, and all of these things are ones that can be tainted by ways that can be described as selfish.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou knoweth our every thought, and we acknowledge that there is a need to renew a mind, so that a mind will reflect thou purity, and so that a mind will reflect thou righteousness, and so that a mind will reflect thou love, and so that a mind will reflect thou joy.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that at a time in the future that many will desire to turn to thou, and we acknowledge that in order to draw closer to thou many will need to say sorry for the error of a way, and that many will need to ask thou to forgive many for an error of a way, and that many will need to make a change in a life that will reflect a sorrow for an error of a way.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that through a forgiveness, and through a repentance, many will be able to remain upon thou path which is one that is straight, and which is one that is narrow, toward thou light which is eternal. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all Mankind to have a thought, and to speak a word, and to do a deed, that is in an alignment with thou will.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times in a life when all will fall short in thou expectation. Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to strengthen a resolve to address an area for which there is a concern of thou. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to give of a self to thou in a prayer that is proffered on a basis that is regular, and is on a basis that is daily, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to give of a self in a study of thou Scripture, which is on a basis that is daily, and that there is a need to give of a self to worship thou, which is on a basis that is weekly, and there is a need to give of a self in service to thou, and there is a need to give of a self in service to another.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful that thou hath blessed Mankind with “every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ.” We are thankful that although a body will become aged, and that although a physical capability may become impaired, that we can be assured of thou renewal of a spirit, and that we can be assured of thou renewal of a heart, and we can be assured of thou renewal of a soul when we turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake, in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou 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 advocates for all Mankind, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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A reflection on forgiveness (one of several)

Reflections for the day

1 John 2

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

1 John 1:9-11

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

Acts 3:19

 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another. –William Law

A reflection on forgiveness (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

We acknowledge thou majesty of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, we acknowledge thou purity of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge thou power of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is at this time during Easter that we reflect upon the meaning of thou resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that the doctrine of thou resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ is one that is central to the Christian Faith. We acknowledge that thou resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ was one that gave meaning to thou crucifixion, and we acknowledge that thou crucifixion was one that thou intended ,and thou intention was for thou death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to be one that took on the sins of all in thou world, and that by taking on the sins of all in thou world, thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, showed us the way to thou.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father and thou art a forgiving Father. We are able to see that thou Scriptures teach Man that Man needs to confess all sins to thou in order to be forgiven, and in order for Man to hath a righteous relationship with thou, Man needs to repent. We are able to see that in order to restore what can be described as a right relationship with thou, that Man must confess a sorrow to all others who have been affected by a wrong doing. We acknowledge that Man cannot be right in a relationship with thou, if Man is not right in a relationship with another.

Heavenly Father, many of us are able to see that the area of concern that need to be addressed with Man relate to quarrels, that the area of concern that need to be addressed with Man may relate to debts owed and that the area of concern that needs to be addressed with Man may relate to difficulties in a relationship.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide us in our daily lives, and we ask thou to help us to reflect carefully upon all our relationships, and we ask thou to help us to say sorry where a sorrow is due, and we ask thou to help us address those relationships which need to be renewed.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all sin is against thou, and we acknowledge the need to confess every sin of which we are aware. We are thankful for the gracious provision of thou divine Advocate in thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that thou provision is to show Man the way to thou, and to help Man come to terms with all sins, and to help Man to say sorry for all sins committed by a self, and to make a change in a life that is necessary.

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

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that we can remain on thou path toward thou eternal light. We are able to see that thou path toward thou eternal light is one that is straight and is one that is narrow, and we are able to see that sin is a cause for Man to stumble.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Man will reflect carefully upon the way that Man lives, we hope and we pray that Man will see the error of a way, we hope and we pray that Man will say sorry for all errors of a way, and we hope and we pray that Man will make a change that is necessary in a life, in order to turn to thou.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thou all that is 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 us, who dwells amongst us, and who advocates for us, now and always, and for evermore.

Amen.

A reflection on The Resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

Reflections for the day

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

1 Corinthians 15:12-18

The Resurrection of the Dead

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.


A reflection on The Resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

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 almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power and mightiness. We acknowledge that many of the events that happen in a life, and many of the events that have happened in a time gone by, have happened for a reason.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge thou majesty of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge thou purity of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge thou power of thou risen Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time of Easter that we reflect upon the meaning of the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that the doctrine of the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is one that is central to the Christian Faith. We acknowledge that the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was one that gave a meaning to a crucifixion, and we acknowledge that a crucifixion of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was one that thou intended, and thou intention was for the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to be one that took on the sins of all Mankind, and that by taking on the sins of all Mankind, thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, showed all Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal a number of occasions when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared in the flesh following a resurrection, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared in daylight, and in a lit room, and that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was able to appear and was able to disappear at will, and that an appearance is one that can be described as visible, and an appearance is one that can be described as tangible. We are able to see in a way that is clear that on an occasion when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared to thou disciples, and on an occasion when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, appeared to another, that there was an  appearance of a likeness of a body as that in which thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had been entombed.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many accept that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was conceived by what is described as by a conception of immaculation, and we acknowledge that thou Son,Our Lord Jesus Christ, lived a life that is described as one free from sin, and we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died a death to save Mankind from all sin by showing all thou way to thou, and thou way to thou is through a forgiveness of all sins, and by a repentance by a self.

Heavenly Father, all of thou life, and all of thou ministry, and the death and the resurrection of thou Son,Our Lord Jesus Christ, is accepted by many in faith. We are able to see in a way that is clear that the death and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, an origin of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and that the death and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had accomplished what was promised in terms of proclaiming the word of thouself, and was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, that the death and the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was a fulfilment of thou prophecies of thou Old Testament, and that it was necessary in order for all to perceive, and in order for all to discern, that the death and resurrection of thou Son, Our  Lord Jesus Christ, provided thou way to thou through the forgiveness of all sin, and through a repentance of a sin by a self.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many believe in the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that some fail to understand the significance of the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide all Mankind to reflect carefully on the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide many to say sorry for an error of a way, and we ask thou to guide many to repent for an error of a way. We hope and we pray that many will see a day as the beginning of a journey toward thou light which is eternal and is of thou, and we hope and we pray that many are able to see in a way that is clear that a path toward thou light which is one that is eternal, is one which is straight, and is one which is narrow, and we hope and we pray that many will turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that thouself hath 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, that governs over all who are of thou world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.

A reflection on the Christian Faith (one of several)

Reflections for the day

John 20:6-8

Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

James 2:14

14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.

– E. M. Bounds

A reflection on the Christian faith (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

It is at this time of Holy Week that we reflect upon the nature of faith, and it is at this time of Holy Week we acknowledge the time when thou disciples of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, went into the tomb where thou body of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had been placed. We acknowledge that in the tomb where thou body of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, had been placed the disciples of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, were able to see in a way that was clear that the grave-clothes of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, lay in what can be described as a fold that was original, and that the body of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was absent.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou disciples saw, and thou disciples believed, and that a belief was one in the resurrection of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many know that to have a faith of thou is to believe, and is to trust, in the unseen. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many  have a faith of thou that believes that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died on a cross for  all Mankind, in order to show all Mankind thou way to thou.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a merciful Father, and we are thankful that by thou grace thou are able to save all from a sin. Heavenly Father, we are thankful that through thou forgiveness a sin can be forgiven, if a sorrow is proffered for the error of a way, and a change in a life is made that reflects an error of a way.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life to be able to express a love for thou. Heavenly Father, we are thankful that there is assurance of a continued salvation through thou presence of thou Holy Spirit who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man. We are thankful that through thou sanctifying grace many are able to grow and are able to mature in a faith of thou, and we hope and we pray that all are able to live a life that emulates thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge the many who demonstrate a love for thou, and it is at this time we acknowledge the many who attended a walk of witness of yesterday in thou name of thouself, and the many who contributed to a performance known as “The Passion of Jesus,” at Trafalgar Square in thou name of thouself, and for a performance at Preston which brought many together in thou name of thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge a request of thou former Archbishop of Cantebury, to wear a cross as a symbol of a faith of thou, and we hope and we pray that all will be able to perceive, and that all will be able to discern, that a cross is a symbol of a faith of thou, and is one that should be permitted to be worn.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is a need to demonstrate a faith of thou by deed, and that in order to do so there is a need to think all in thou name of thou, and to say all in thou name of thou, and to do all in thou name of thou. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to respond with compassion to a need of another, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to work for justice in a community. Heavenly Father, we ask thou to strengthen thou call to love thou neighbour, and we ask thou to increase a desire to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou the good work of the many who contribute, and the good work of the many who manage a food bank for the many who are in need of nourishment.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon the nature of faith, and we ask that many are able to see in a way that is clear that to have a faith of thou requires what is described as a good work to be done in thou name of thouself. We ask that thou can guide all, and we ask thou to direct all so that an inner thought, and so that an inner motive, and so that a deed, and so that a behaviour, is one that remains in an alignment with thou will.

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

Amen.

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