Snippet of The Day 11.22.17

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Why Not? And Then Some….

(an acrostic prayer)

Worshipful and almighty God, we come into this place to place ourselves under your care and to worship You in the beauty of Your holiness!

Hear our prayer, O God, as we enter into your presence with grateful hearts and humble minds today.

Yearning, we are, to be more like you, we come to hear Your word and to seek Your face as we sing and pray together as Your children, dear Father.

Nudge us from the thrones of our lives and replace us with You, in the power of Your Holy Spirit!

Open the windows of Heaven and pour out Your blessings on Your children as we look to You for peace and comfort.

Take us from where we are to where You want us to be and remake us in Your image again. Remove the effects of this world’s sin on us. We long to be remade in Your hands.

Accept our pleas for understanding of this world’s anger and help us to see You working even in its midst today.

Negate the evil that we see around us with the good that is You and Your Spirit, as you continue to work even among the evil things that we see.

Descend upon us today, O God, as You call us to walk among this world and become light and salt to this world today.

Time and time again, we become disheartened and disillusioned with our lives in light of the world’s seemingly overpowering influence today. Bless us with Your sight today, O God!

Hearing the cries of Your people, dear Lord, we want to answer those cries with Your words and Your presence. Show us how, Father!

Enfuse in us Your willingness to be involved with all peoples of all kinds in order to lead them to You and Your mercy and grace.

“Never alone are the least of His children,” as the hymn writer says, may we live in that promise today.

Send us from this place of comfort and peace to those places that need Your presence and mercy and grace. Show us, Father, where we need to take You, even today.

Overcome, in us, our unwillingness to be used of Your Spirit’s will for us. We need your urging, dear Lord.

Move in and among Your people today in ways that are unmistakable, O God. May we be part of Your Spirit’s presence to this world today.

Engage us in the very living of Your kingdom here in this place and in the places that You lead us, today, and every day we live, Father.

It is in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Savior, and in the power of Your Holy Spirit, we pray, with thanksgiving and praise to You, O God! Amen!

The Path Continues…

Sing Your Hallelujahs ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing about your Father
who loves you.

Sing about His favor,
sing about His kingdom
sing about the joy
of knowing His wisdom.

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing to the whole world
why Jesus loves you.

Sing about His forgiveness,
sing about His grace
sing about His peace
when you seek His face.

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing about your Savior
who came to save you.

Sing about heaven,
sing about the day
when the Lamb of God
will take you away.

Sing about faith,
sing about trust
sing about the Goodness
of a God who is just.

Sing your hallelujahs
sing your praises too
sing about the hope
that lives inside you!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 47:6

“Sing praises to God,
sing praises:
sing praises unto our King,
sing praises.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah…

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I Feel Joy ~

Come Quickly, Lord Jesus!

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel hope
in what I can’t see.

I feel peace,
rising up in me
I feel settled
in what’s to be.

I feel grace,
soaking up in me
I feel sure
in Christ I’m free.

I feel pleasure,
swirling up in me
I feel ready
for eternal glee.

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel soon . . .
Jesus I will see!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Freedom…


Father God, almighty Spirit and loving Son, we come in this time to worship You as a family of Your children living in this land that You have given the freedom to come together and worship.

Receive us as Your children and please forgive our sinful ways that we might be useful to You as You lead, guide, and direct in this place.

Envision for us Your will that we might be ambassadors for You in this community, state, nation, and even this world.

Enliven us by the power of Your Holy Spirit in order that we may stand the tests of the evil one who tries to lure us into sin and bring destruction where You have given freedom.                                                                                                                                      

Defend Your children in the places where we are especially vulnerable, Father. You know where we need to remember Your freedom is more than just a catchphrase.                                                                                                                                                         

Open our minds, ours hearts and our souls to You once again as we sing, pray, hear Your word proclaimed, and respond to You today.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Move us from our self-centered ways into a life that lives in Your freedom; individually, personally and as a family of Your children, dear God.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

We pray in the freedom of the name of your Son and our Savior, Jesus, the Christ. Amen!

The Path Continues….

Clyde David Joiner…

                                                              (an acrostic prayer in memory of my friend)


Coming to You, dear Father, we seek Your presence and ask for Your comfort to abide with us today.

Lead us along green paths to still waters flowing in this valley of the shadow of death today, O God!

Yearning for your mercy and grace, we come to this place today to hear from You and feel Your peace.

Descend upon us today through Your Word, Your Presence, Your Spirit and Your people as we worship today.

Enliven our spirits through the power of Your Holy Spirit, Father. We long to be more like You for having been here with these Your children.

Dearest Father, we bring this family to You in this time of grief as they experience the loss of husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Attune their hearts to You as You visit us and them with Your love and grace.

Validate their love for You and their love for David as the days ahead come and go in the returning routine of days.

Infect them with the joy of memory of the days lived and cherished as family here on this earth.

Defend Your children here as the days pass and the memories linger of pain and suffering. Remind them of Your love and mercy when sometime seems like a long time.

Join us here, Father, as we celebrate the life and memory of this dear friend.

Open the floodgates of Your house and sprinkle Your loving grace upon all who call upon You today.

Instill in us, this day, the joy of Your salvation as we worship You and remember our friend.

Negate the sadness with Your gladness and replace the grief with Your comfort.

Engrave on their hearts and ours the very name of our Savior and Lord as You have sealed us with Your love.

Rejoicing in You, Father, we thank You for meeting us here and for bringing us Your joy and peace today.

In the name of Jesus Christ we pray and believe! Amen

Carol Frey…

~ His Perfect Peace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

(an acrostic prayer for a friend)

Coming to You, O God, our Father, we acknowledge our sorrow and seek Your comfort today.

Attune Your ear to us, and visit us with Your tender mercies and overflowing grace, Father.

Remove the grief from our hearts as we worship You and celebrate the life of our dear friend, Carol Frey.

Open the inmost recesses of our beings and flood Your presence into our lives today, Father.

Lead us in paths of Your righteousness, for Your name’s sake, along streams of peaceful waters in green valleys as we abide in You today, our Father.

Forgive our selfish ways, O God, and cleanse us as we seek forgiveness of our sins today.

Return the joy of our salvation even as we tread in the valley of the shadow of death, dear Lord.

Enliven our spirits by Your Holy Spirit, Father, that we may walk, by faith, the path You have for each of us.

Yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, our Father.

In the name of Jesus our Savior, Comforter and Redeemer, we pray! Amen

The Path Continues…