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A reflection on sacrifice

Reflections for the day

John 14:15-21

“If you love me, keep my commands. 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. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

Matthew 18:1-3

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

 “There is no other activity in life so important as that of prayer. Every other activity depends upon prayer for its best efficiency.”

M.E. Andross

 

A reflection on sacrifice

Heavenly Father,

We are thankful that thou art almighty, and we are thankful that thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power, and we praise thou for thou mightiness, and we raise thou name on high to thou.

Heavenly Father, thou sent thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, into thou world to save Mankind from all sin. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died upon a cross, and we acknowledge that the death of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, upon a cross was one that can be described as one that epitomises sacrifice, and the sacrifice is one that was made for all Mankind.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is at one with thou, and we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is at one with thou Holy Spirit, and we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is able to be at one with all, if all are able to turn a back upon a sin, and draw nearer to thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that in order for Mankind to be at one with thou that there is a need to address all areas of concern that there are in a life of a self that causes a self to turn a back on thou.

Heavenly Father, there are times in a life of a self when a self can be tempted, and there are times in a life of a self when a self may desire a thing of the flesh, and there are times in a life of a self when a self is unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear an area of concern that needs to be addressed.

Heavenly Father, much of what happens in a life of a self is for some less than desirable, and much of what happens in a life of a self is for some a cause of concern, and much of what happens in a life of a self can cause a self to doubt, and much of what happens in a life of a self means a self is unable to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, there will be a time in the future when many will desire to be thou obedient servant, and there will be a time in the future when many will desire to lay down a life for thou. We acknowledge that in order to be at one with thou, a self will need to lay down a life for thou, and we acknowledge that in order to lay down a life for thou, a self will need to make what is considered to be a sacrifice.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that for much of the time a self is unable to see a way forward  in a way that is clear what a self needs to do in order to lay down a life for thou, and much of the time a self is unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear a sacrifice that a self needs to make is one that can be described as a desire of the flesh, and much of the time a self is unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear a sacrifice that a self needs to make is one that can be described as one that relate to a worldly possession, and much of the time a self is unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear a sacrifice that a self needs to make is one that can be described as one that relates to a temptation of thou world that Mankind lives in.

Heavenly Father,there will be a time in the future when all of Mankind will be judged for a life that was led, and there will be a time in the future when all of Mankind will be expected to say sorry for the error of a way, and there will be a time in the future when all of Mankind will be expected to make the changes that are necessary in a life of a self, in order to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, much of the changes that are necessary in a life of a self are ones where a self will need to make a sacrifice in order to be at one with thou, and much of the changes that are necessary in a life of a self are ones that will cause a self to be separated from a life that was led in terms of turning a back on all that is sinful, and in terms of turning a back upon a relationship with another that is less than desirable in the eyes of thou, Our Heavenly Father, and much of the changes that are necessary in a life of a self are ones that will cause a difficulty with a loved one.

Heavenly Father, there will be a time in the future when many will desire to be at one with thou, and there will be a time in the future when many will desire to be at one with thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and there will be a time in the future when many will desire to be at one with thou Holy Spirit, and there will be a time in the future when many will desire to be united with a loved one that has departed for thou place known as thou Heavenly place.

Heavenly Father, there are a number of passages in thou Scriptures which are ones that describe that there will be a separation from thou, Our Heavenly Father, and there are a number of passages in thou Scriptures which are ones that describe that there will be a separation from thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and there are a number of passages in thou Scriptures which are ones that describe that there will be a separation from thou Holy Spirit, and there are a number of passages in thou Scriptures which are ones that describe a separation from a loved one if a self is unable to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, there will be a time in the future when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, will return to thou world in order to judge all of Mankind, and there will be a time in the future when thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, will be upheld as thou Saviour and will be upheld as thou Redeemer of all sin, and there will be a time in the future when many will see the error of a way, and will say sorry for the error of a way, and will repent for the error of a way.

Heavenly Father, many need to be more able, and many need to be more willing to turn to thou, and many need to be more able, and many need to be more willing to turn a back on thou world that doth lead a self astray, and many need to be more able, and many need to be more willing to make a sacrifice that is needed, in order for a self to be at one with thou.

Heavenly Father, there will be a time in the future when many will desire thou to guide a self in a life, and there will be a time in the future when many will desire thou to help a self to recognise the error of a way, and there will be a time in the future when many will desire thou to help a self to say sorry for the error of a way, and there will be a time in the future when many  will desire thou to help a self to draw closer to thou.

Heavenly Father, we uphold 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 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 being devout

Reflections for the day

1 Peter 1:22-23

To be made free from sin and be born again, we must obey the truth, which is God’s word. What if we are religiously zealous, but have not obeyed the truth? Would our religious zeal alone save us? No, we must obey the truth to be saved.

Nowhere can we get to know the holiness of God, and come under His influence and power, except in the inner chamber. It has been well said: “No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God.”

– Andrew Murray

A reflection on being devout

Heavenly Father,

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

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge thou as one Father, and we acknowledge thou as eternally existent in three persons, as thou Heavenly Father, 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 thou flesh, and we acknowledge thou intention that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to save all of Mankind from all sins, and for all of Mankind to be shown thou way to thou. We acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou source of all wisdom and counsel, and we acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, stand supreme above all others. We acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to live a life of a self that can be described as one that thou desires, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to witness thou holy word, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to work in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon a nature of being devout of thou. We acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be what is described as free from being wicked, and we acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be what is described as free from sin, and we acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be a self who observes each obligation that is described as moral, and we acknowledge that to be devout of thou, all of Mankind needs to be obedient of thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was devout of thou, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that thou desire is for Mankind to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is lived daily, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spake, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to place a worry, and a self needs to place a concern with thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to say sorry for the error of a way, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to make the changes in a life that are necessary, so that a self is able to lead a life that can be described as one that is free from sin.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to love thou neighbour. We acknowledge that for some there are times when it is difficult to love thou neighbour. We ask thou to guide many at those times to be gentle in spirit to thou neighbour, and we ask thou to guide many to draw closer to thou, and we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to avoid a temptation that is one that will lead a self astray.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self needs to study thou Scriptures on a basis that is daily, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self must pray to thou on a basis that is daily, and we are able to see that in order for a self to be devout of thou, a self must pray to thou on a basis that is of a number of times of a day.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that for many it is difficult, at times, to remain focused on thou, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that it is difficult, at times, to remain focused on thou at a time of prayer, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that it is difficult, at times, to remain focused on thou at a time of a study of thou Scriptures. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for many a difficulty is one of a distraction, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for many a difficulty, on an occasion, is that a self is distracted by a thought, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for a self a difficulty, on an occasion, is that a self can be distracted by the presence of another. We ask thou to guide many to remain focused on thou, and we ask thou to guide many to turn a back on all that is worldly at a time of prayer.

Heavenly Father, at a time in the future, many will desire to be thou obedient servant, and at a time in the future, many will desire to lay down a life for thou, and at a time in the future, many will desire to be ready to do thou will.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that in order for a self to remain on thou path, which is a path that is straight, and which is a path that is narrow, toward thou light which is eternal there is a need to be devout. We are thankful that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is able to show all of Mankind thou way to thou, and we are thankful that thou Holy Spirit is able to advocate for all who are at one with thou in a way that is described as heavenly.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we ask thou to guide many to turn a back on what is described as a world that is materialistic, and we ask thou to guide many 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 we uphold 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 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.

A reflection on Thou Trinity

Reflections of the day

Matthew 28:19

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

2 Corinthians 13:14

 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

It is not possible to engage in the direct apostolate without being a soul of prayer. We must be aware of oneness with Christ, as he was aware of oneness with his Father. Our activity is truly apostolic only insofar as we permit him to work in us and through us with his power, with his desire, with his love.

MOTHER TERESA,

 



A reflection on The Trinity

Heavenly Father,

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

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

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon thou Trinity. We acknowledge thou as one Father, and we acknowledge thou as eternally existent in three persons, as thou Father, 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 that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came into thou world to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and in order 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 all of Mankind to live a life that can be described as one that thou desires for all of Mankind, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to witness thou word that is of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we acknowledge that thou Holy Spirit enables all of Mankind to work in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Trinity is one that is described as central to a faith in thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in thou Holy Spirit. We acknowledge that a faith in thouself is one that worships thou in the presence of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and that a faith in thouself is one that worships thou in the presence of thou Holy Spirit, and we acknowledge that the presence of thou Holy Spirit is one that lives within many, and we acknowledge that the presence of thou Holy Spirit is one that dwells amongst many, and we acknowledge that the presence of thou Holy Spirit is one that advocates for many.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desires all of Mankind to follow thou example of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desires all of Mankind to turn to thou always, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desires all of Mankind to hath a relationship with thou, and that in order for all of Mankind to hath a relationship with thou there is a need to say sorry for the error of a way, and there is a need to repent.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou relationship with thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that thou relationship with thou Holy Spirit is one that reveals a relationship that is equal, and is one that is of a mutuality. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desires all of Mankind to relate to one and another in much the same way. We hope and we pray that all of Mankind will reflect carefully upon thou nature of thou Trinity, and we hope and we pray that a self will look inward and make the changes that are necessary in a life that is led by a self.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is much about thou Trinity that we do not understand, and we acknowledge that there is much about thou Trinity that needs to be accepted in faith. We ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is led daily, and we ask thou to guide a self to turn to thou always, and we ask thou to guide a self to emulate thou in all relationships, and we ask thou to guide a self to remain steadfast in a faith 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 in thou name of thou 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, 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 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.


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 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 corruption

Reflections for the day

2 Peter 2:19

They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”

Galatians 6:8

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Ephesians 6:17-18

 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Lead Me (Sanctus Real)

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won’t You lead me?

A reflection on corruption

Heavenly Father,

Thou art a loving Father, and thou art a compassionate Father, and thou hath made a provision for every need for all Mankind. Thou knowest of the strains and  thou knowest of the stresses there are in a daily life endured by Mankind, and thou knowest of the strains and thou knowest of the stresses that are endured during a service to thou, and during a service for another.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many beliefs, and that many  thoughts, and that many  ideas, and that many opinions, and that many convictions, and that many prejudices, are ones that are formed by an influence of Mankind. A thought, and an idea, and an opinion, and 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 are ones that can be tainted by ways that can be described as selfish.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal thou world that can be described as one that is corrupt, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal that St Paul was a man who was unable to condone corruption, and we acknowledge that St Paul was a man who lived a life that can be described as holy, and that St Paul was a man who was ready to do thou will always.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou world that we live in, is one that can be described as a world that is tainted by corruption. We are able to see in a way that is clear that corruption is an act that is one that is destructive, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that it is an act that is wrong. We are able to see in a way that is clear that corruption benefits those who can be described as unscrupulous, and that this benefit is one that is to the detriment of another. We are able to see in a way that is clear that corruption is an act that will undermine a good governance, and we are able to see that corruption is an act that will harm what can be described as economic efficiency, and that corruption is an act that will harm what can be described as economic development, and that corruption is an act that will harm our trade with another, and that corruption is an act that is hurtful to another.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask thou to help many reflect upon the error of a way, and we ask thou to guide many to say sorry for a wrong doing, and we ask thou to guide many in making a change in a life that is necessary.

Heavenly Father, thou desire is for Mankind to conduct a self with honesty in all things, and thou desire is for Mankind to have what is described as a self-control in all that is said, and in all that is done, and thou desire is for Mankind to turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect carefully upon an action, and we hope and we pray that many will be honest in all that is said, and in all that is done, and we hope and we pray that many will have an  integrity in all that is said, and in all that is done, and we hope and we pray that Mankind will see that a justice is one that brings a stability, and we hope and we pray that many will bring a worry and that many will bring a concern to thou always.

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 together with thou Holy Spirit reigns on most high, and is the most supreme ,and is 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 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 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 having courage

Reflections for the day

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

 Trust in the LORD with all your heart

 and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Ephesians 6:10-11

The Armour of God

 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.


A reflection on having courage

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 for thou power and for thou mightiness.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thouself, and thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, are at one with thou Holy Spirit. We acknowledge that thou, and thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, is thou source of all wisdom, and is thou source of all counsel, and we acknowledge that thouself,  and thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, stand supreme above all.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire to hear thou voice, and we desire that thou can guide Mankind with thou wisdom, and with thou counsel, and we desire that thou can guide many to tread a path which is one that is straight, and which is one that is narrow, toward thou light which is one that is eternal.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many are able to see in a way that is clear that some live a life that can be described as one that is of difficulty. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou call to each and all is for Mankind to be faithful to thou, and we acknowledge in order to be faithful to thou there is a need to place a faith in thou, and there is a need to place a trust in thou, and there is a need to place a belief in thou. We acknowledge in order to understand a relationship with thou, there is a need to reflect upon thou word that must be  perceived, and thou word that must be discerned in thou Scriptures, and there is a need to proffer a pray to thou on a basis that is regular, throughout a day.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all Mankind to gain an insight from thou word, and we ask thou to guide all Mankind to gain a wisdom from thou word, and we ask thou to help many to gain a sense of stability from thou word, and we ask thou to help many to gain a peace of mind from thou word.

Heavenly Father, many are able to see in a way that is clear  that thou world that we live in is a world that can be described as one that is temporal, and that to be thou obedient servant will mean that, at times, there is a need to turn a back on what is described as a world that is secular, and that in order to do so requires all to be faithful to thou always. We are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to be obedient to thou will mean that there is a  need to have courage, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that in order to be obedient to thou will mean there is a need to be dignified, and we are able to see in a way that is clear  that by a knowledge that thou is able to strengthen all who seek thou out for strength, in terms of needing what is described as courage, and what is described as tenacity, and that thou guidance is one that will always enable another to have courage.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there is a need to have courage in order to follow thou, and that to follow thou requires a measure of risk in thou world to place a faith, and to place a trust, and to place a belief in what is unseen by Mankind.

Heavenly Father, thou Scriptures reveal many who are of courage, and we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed the nature of what can be described as courage during a time on earth. We ask thou to help all to “stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou many who show a courage in the face of adversity, and we are thankful that many are able to turn to thou during a time of difficulty, and we are thankful that thou can strengthen all and  we are thankful that thou can guide all.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that at a time when a courage is needed that many will reflect carefully upon a situation and turn to thou for guidance. We hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see that thou art Our Heavenly Father who is faithful to all, and we hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see that thou art Our Heavenly Father who hath wisdom, and we hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see thou art Our Heavenly Father who is our counsellor, and we hope and we pray that Mankind is able to see thou can guide all, and that thou art with all, 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 Holy Spirit, who reigns over all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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