Goodness…

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(an acrostic prayer)

God, our Father, Jesus our Savior, Holy Spirit our guidance and sustainer, we come to worship with all that we are and all we ever hope to become.

Open the inner sanctums of our hearts and souls and allow our minds to be refreshed by Your Word today as we worship, Father.

Over and above all that we are and hope to become, forge us on the anvil of Your Word as it divides between the bone and marrow of our lives, dear Father.

Deliver Your children from the excess of this world, Father, that we show Your goodness, Your glory, to those who need to know You!

Negate the badness that is in us by the blood of Your Son’s sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, dear Father.

Enlarge our capacity to be more like You as we study Your Word and allow Your Holy Spirit to grow Your fruit in us daily.

Save us from the wiles of Satan as he moves about in our world to deceive and to set us against one another, O Lord.

Send us, Lord, to those who come into our paths that need to see You! May be an exact representation of You as we grow in Your grace, Father.

We pray in the name of the only one who is good, even Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen!

The Path Continues…

Kindness…

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(an acrostic prayer)

King of our lives, we come to praise You and to Worship You in this place and in this time. We long to know You more, Father.

Instill in us the fruit of Your Spirit that is kindness and help us to be compassionate and loving as You are, Father.

Nudge us toward being kind by bringing those who are in need of knowing kindness in their lives into our path, dear Lord.

Delight yourself in Your children as we come to repent of our sins and seek your cleansing of us today, O God.

Nothing between us, Lord, we come to lay ourselves bare before You today for we know we need Your grace and mercy.

Enter into this time set aside only for You, Father. May we honor You as we study Your Word and allow Your Holy Spirit to lead us to what You want us to become today.

Send us from this comfortable place into a world that desperately needs to hear of and experience Your kindness through us, Father.

Shepherd us, Lord, we need Your tender care. We long to be in Your loving arms. We love you, Father!

In the name of the only kindness that saves, even Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen!

The Path Continues…

God, My Tranquility ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God, my Tranquility,
my Peace, my Calm
You are to my soul
a healing balm.

You alone provide,
the rest that I need
when in Your Word
I graze and feed.

God, my Quietude,
my Repose, My Rest
Your love and mercy
keeps me daily blessed.

You silence my heart,
with Your still small voice
You are the reason
in truth I rejoice.

God my Tranquility,
my Comfort, my Lull
may my trust in You
never grow dim or dull!

~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is an handful
with quietness,
than both the hands full
with travail
and vexation of spirit.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Patience…

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(an acrostic prayer)

Please receive Your children as we come into this place set aside to worship in spirit and in truth today, Father.

Attune us to Your Holy Spirit today, O God, that we may hear You from Your Word and that we may become more like You as He applies Your Word to our lives.

Teach us to be in You before we try to be in the world, Father. May we exhibit Your long suffering Spirit to all we meet along the path You have given us to walk.

Instill in us, Your children, the fruit of patience that we give to those who are in our sphere of influence. Help us to help others grow in Your Spirit’s grace.

Enter into our time and space today, Father, as we seek You in worship, in prayer, in simple silence, and as we bow in Your presence.

Negate the impatience with which we exhibit our own prideful ways and replace it with the Your mercy and long suffering to us, dear Lord.

Cleanse us from the unrighteousness that seeks to entangle us in this world today, O Lord. We need Your cleansing grace to wash us each day.

Enter into our very lives through Your Holy Spirit to produce and grow Your fruit that the world may come to know You and all Your glory as we bear that fruit for You.

It is in the name of Your Son, our Savior, we pray and believe today! Amen!

The Path Continues…

Peace…

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(an acrostic prayer)

Precious Father, dearest Lord, we come to worship You in spirit and truth, in the realization that you give peace in the midst of our lives and in the beauty of Your holiness! We thank you, Lord!

Eternal in the heavens, You are, Lord. We want to know you more and to be what You have created us to be. We long for the peace that passes all understanding to invade and capture our hearts and souls for Your kingdom’s work.

Accept our prayer, O Lord, and renew a right spirit within us as we wait and prepare ourselves for Your coming again into our world. We love You, Lord. May we be acceptable in Your sight today.

Control our thoughts and actions as we have gathered in Your name to worship You. We seek a renewed peace that only you can bring to our hearts, O Lord!

Empty us of our selfishness and fill us with the peace that is characteristic of being Your child. May we bring Your peace to our world, O God! May Your Holy Spirit grow this fruit in us today.

In the name of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the giver of peace, we pray! Amen!

The Path Continues…

Joy…

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(an acrostic prayer)

Joy in our hearts today, we come with joy, O Lord, as we worship You in spirit and in truth, gathered together to praise and to celebrate You. We praise You for sharing Your Son with us as the only Savior and Lord of all, dear Father. We are truly joyful today, O God!

Open our hearts, our minds, and our spirits to Your Word as we read, hear, and pray in this hour of worship, dear Father. We seek You as we journey on this path you have given us to trod. We thank You that You have walked it already and have bid us to come and go with You today and every day of our lives. Lead on O King Eternal, we will follow!

Yielded and still, we come in humble adoration and repentance, as we bow in worship. We sense the joy of You and we live in that joy as we share Your coming now in this place of worship. Help us to share You with the world as You have instructed us to be salt and light to those You bring into our paths daily. May we be Your hope, may we be Your peace, may we be Your joy and may we be Your love today! May we be Your fruit in this world.

We pray in the name above every name, even Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Savior! Amen!

The Path Continues…

Love…

(an acrostic prayer)

Lord, God Almighty, we come to bow in worship and praise today as we remember Your love for us as You sent Your Son into this world as a sacrifice to save us from our sins. Oh, how we fall in humility as we see Your love for us!

Over and above all that we can comprehend, Father, we see Your love in ways that only You could show; in the lives of people whom You bring into our lives, in the acts of kindness done to us by unknown people, in the sharing of earthly, material possessions with those who are without. God, we see Your Word lived out among us daily. Thank you for eyes to see, O Lord!

Voice us with Your voice today, O Father, that we may have words to say and actions to take to show Your love to a lost world. May we be more like You for having come to this place at this time to worship You. May we be much more like You when we leave this worship time so that the world may see Jesus in us and the love You are in him and us.

Enter into our very beings today, Lord, and help us to be the very meaning of Your love as we have read Your word, and prayed as You would have us pray. May we be Your love to all we meet today and everyday we live, O God! May Your Holy Spirit bear fruit in us!

In the name of the one who is love, even Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we pray! Amen!

The Path Continues…

Spirit Fruit…

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(an acrostic prayer)

Savior, Lord, Father, Spirit, Friend, we come to worship and adore You today in the spirit of Your Holiness.

Prepare our hearts and minds to receive Your Word today as we wait before You in this place and in these moments.

Infect us with the spirit and humility of Your Holy Spirit that we may be infectious to those we come in contact with today and whatever days we have to live here, Father.

Remake us in Your image, O God. May we become more of what You want us to be as we worship and learn more of You from Your Word.

Instill is us Your Spirit’s love for everyone of Your created human beings as we live our lives in their midst daily.

Tender our hearts, O Lord, that we may feel as You feel, grieve as You grieve and hope as You hope.

Forgive as only You can forgive, dear Father. We seek to be useful to You in this place where we live and work and have our leisure. May we be more like You for being here and learning from Your Word.

Remember our sin no more, Father, as You see us through Your Son Jesus Christ’s cleansing blood.

Unite us, Lord, around Your Word and help us to so live Your Word that this world will see and come to believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Inspire is to be better than we are, Father. Help us to do justice, love kindness  and walk humbly with You, our God!

Teach is to renew our commitment to You daily, dear Father. May we be united as one in Your will and Your way.

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who promised us to send another helper, even the Holy Spirit. Amen!

The Path Continues…

Now What?…

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(an acrostic prayer)

Now, our Father, we come in wonder and awe to worship You and to bow down in humble adoration seeking Your presence!

Offering ourselves again to You as we live in this meantime life between our repentance and our coming to spend eternity with You, O Lord, we come to repent.

Work in and through us, Father, that we may be known as Yours in this world and that others would come to know You through our lives.

Withdraw us from the uselessness of our prideful ways and help us to know the answer to our question of  “What Now?” Father!

Hear our pleas, O God, for a clear understanding of Your will for us as we seek to do what we already know to do in the meantime of our lives.

Accept our “thank you” for sending “another helper,” Father, that we might not be alone in living these days of uncertainty!

Take us in the here and now and help us to listen to You as Your Spirit speaks and gives us the answers to our living in the meantime, Father.

In the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen!

The Path Continues…

 

Aroma of Christ…

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(an acrostic prayer)

Almighty God, loving Father, and gracious Savior, we come to worship You in the presence of Your Holiness.

Receive us, Your children, as we come in adoration and praise to You, dear Father. We seek to be in Your presence as we worship.

Open our ears that we may hear You speak through the reading of Your Word today, O God. We long to know more of You today.

Move us from where we are to where You would have us be, Father. We need Your tender leading and guiding by You Holy Spirit!

Attune our hearts to receive Your message of grace, truth, love and mercy as we become more of Your witnesses in this world.

Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord, that we would be able to see You and to know You as we seek Your presence in our worship today.

Forgive us of our sin, Father. We long to be made clean and to be useful in Your kingdom’s work here in this place and wherever You would send us.

Cover us with the loving hands of Your powerful right arm, dear Father. Keep us safe from the attacks of Satan and heal our brokenness!

Hear us, O God, as we call on You! We cry out in our shamefulness to seek forgiveness of our prideful ways.

Remove the stain of our sins, O God, and renew a right spirit within us that we may witness to Your love and mercy to all we come to meet each day.

Instill in us the “fragrance of the knowledge of Your Son” that we may spread His aroma wherever we find ourselves daily.

Send us to bring You into the world that smells of Satan that we may replace those smells with the fragrance of Christ in our lives.

Take us today, Father. Wash us, clean us, refresh us with the knowledge of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, that we may share Him for His glory.

We pray in the name of the only one who is the aroma that the world needs to know, even Jesus Christ. Amen!

The Path Continues…