See here for an important message regarding the community which has become a read-only site as of October 31.
Dear Father!,... we come in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. As we examine our hearts this morning Dear Lord, help us to find forgiveness there for the ones who have hurt us. Even though the memories are there, help us to remember that we ourselves are not perfect. Help us to find the seeds of love and understanding toward our brothers and sisters and all mankind.......
Sometimes when we have been hurt, or rejected, the pain remains long after the deed has been done. Cleanse our hearts today Lord. Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us. Help us to remember the words Jesus spoke from the cross --- "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." Please help us look beyond their faults and see what You see. You looked beyond our faults and saw our great need of You and Your love. Help us to look beyond our brother's faults and know that they too need Your love, and our love as well.......
Sometimes a hurting person, a person who has been cruelly treated, a rejected person, or one who has a very poor image of themselves can be insensitive to the needs and feelings of others because they have become embedded in their own pain. Help that one in emotional pain today Dear Lord. Please minister to those who are ill , or in physical pain. Both illness and physical pain can hamper ones feelings of love and well-being and can sometimes affect one's outward attitudes toward the world........
Yes, Dear Lord, help us to look past the external and search for the internal value of each other. Help us to give the benefit of the doubt when evaluating one another. Help each of us to lead by example - even when we sometimes feel the pain ourselves. Let us count it all joy, as we look unto You to heal and comfort us, knowing that You love us and understand us intimately.......
Help us to remember when our own pain emerges, that we can stop right then and there and pray for a forgiving heart, pray for the one who has hurt us (even though they may not be among the living), for these... ("PRAYERS NULLIFY BITTERNESS!")... of heart. Each time we think upon that one who has hurt us, let us turn to you in prayer - for you have the power to change the hearts of men....... Let us pray for the enlightenment of others, and for ourselves as well....... If we hope to be forgiven, we must forgive from our hearts. Please teach us to have loving and forgiving hearts, for Thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory Amen.
As for me, much forgiven, much thankful. With what would be a haunting past, God has shown His undeserving Mercy and Grace. "chief of sinners", I am guilty as charged..Yet forgiven of all! Thank God, for sending that Perfect Son of God, to redeem us from our past..
PS: A high and noble aspiration indeed. To glorify God and lead others toward Him and to Him is also one of MY greatest longings, along with the maintenance and nurturing of my own relationship with Him.
Nice hearing from you. And Amen!
Thanks for joining my network of friends. I just recently found that you had left a comment on my blog journal today. I may have lost it when I revised my content.
By the way, I am a big fan of Joyce Meyer. She used to come to Speak The Word Church in Golden Valley, where I used to attend church when I lived in Minneapolis, MN. She used to pack the place to standing room only. I have her book, Battle In Your Mind, in my personal library. Kudos!
HELLO SWEETHEART! THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY MORNING PRAYER! UNFORTUNATELY, THE FORMATTING WAS REALLY UNKIND TO ME THIS EVENING. I HAD A DINNER APPOINTMENT, AND LEFT IT - BUT IT IS NOW BACK IN ORDER. DO VISIT IT AGAIN, IT IS MUCH EASIER TO READ AND SEEMS TO GET MY POINT ACROSS - MUCH BETTER!
LOVE TO YOU, NOW AND ALWAYS!
I am honored that you have requested my friendship! Now when I pray daily for my special friends, here on Beliefnet, YOU will be among them! I encourage you to write and stay in touch with me. If you need to talk, I have ears to listen! If there is something wonderful you’d like to share – I will be there to say … How wonderful… I am so happy for you!
You’ve got a friend, dear one. - With all my love
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. (A Gaelic Blessing)
Hey Neighbor I hope all is well. How are you adjusting to Tempe?
Dear One, thank you for reading my Easter post. Thanks also for your very encouraging comments. My prayer for you is that you will walk the Easter experience daily in your life. That you will blessed by His enriching spirit .... that your love for Him will continue to grow beyond measure - as His love for you is beyond measure! With all my love
Just wanted to say hi and a BIG thank you for your comment to my journal and also thank you for joining the Painting group! Welcome!