Posted in Prayer on May 4, 2008|
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You knew us before we were, you know us better than we know ourselves, you know how our obedience or disobedience will affect the world forever onward. Your creation is beautiful and magnificent, but it is only a reflection of your beauty and greatness. The relationships you have brought into my life are edifying and fulfilling, but they are only a reflection of the relationship that exists within you. I will never fully know you God, but that which I do know makes me stop in wonder and awe.
Thank you for the gifts you have given. Help me to continue to recognize them as gifts. Remind me that everything I have is from you; I am your steward protecting and building up your kingdom for a time. Nourish my soul and the souls of my family. Feed us sustaining spiritual foods that will build up our faith. Help us to become closer disciples of Jesus throughout our lives. Keep our hearts, our minds, our words, our actions, and our attitudes focused on you.
Shepherd of tender youth, guiding in love and truth
Through devious ways; Christ our triumphant King,
We come Thy Name to sing and here our children bring
To join Thy praise.
Thou art our holy Lord, O all subduing Word,
Healer of strife. Thou didst Thyself abase
That from sin’s deep disgrace Thou mightest save our race
And give us life.
Thou art the great High Priest; Thou hast prepared the feast
Of holy love; and in our mortal pain,
None calls on Thee in vain; Help Thou dost not disdain,
Help from above.
Ever be Thou our guide, our shepherd and our pride,
Our staff and song; Jesus, Thou Christ of God,
By Thine enduring Word lead us where Thou hast trod,
Make our faith strong.
So now, and till we die, sound we Thy praises high
And joyful sing; infants and the glad throng
Who to Thy church belong, unite to swell the song
To Christ, our King.
Thank you God. Amen.
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