Tuesday, 28 August 2018

We Dare to call him Father Luke 11:1-13 The Lord’s Prayer #1

Our Father, you are good!
You will not give us a snake when we ask for a fish;
Nor a scorpion when we ask for an egg.
Give us your Holy Spirit.
Our Father in heaven, you are great!
The heavens are enclosed by your hand;
The oceans are a drop in a bucket.
You have made all things well,
And you have made all things great to show us a glimpse of your greatness.
May we know you and so have confidence in your ability to grant what we ask.
For your glory alone   

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Standing Firm - Ephesians 6:10-20

Father, I am
And overconfident in my ability to stand firm.
There have been many times when you have
Kept me in my stupidity;
Saved me from my lusts;
Snatched me from my apostasy;
Strengthened me in my cowardice;
And reminded me in my unbelief.
Keep me from forgetting the truth.
May the gospel
Strengthen my resolve;
Smother my unrighteousness;
Soften my doubts;
And enable me to stand firm.
May your word inhabit my heart,
And may prayer be my constant practice.
For your glory alone.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Amandla - Ephesians 5:21-6:9

Father, you are a God who submits and serves.
May submission be my heart’s cry; and the desire for power be my enemy.
May I trust myself to others; may my honour not be my concern.
May I seek to serve rather than seek to rule.
May I give rather than take.
May I elevate others and humble myself.
May my status as loved and cherished by you define my identity rather than the alienation and anger of the world.
As we belong, united to each other; may we hold fast, united together.
May our obedience lead to blessing.
May service and sincerity be our goals.
As we become Christlike in all we do

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Ephesians 4:17-5:20 - The Strategy for Sin

Our futile minds seek to be like everyone else;
We were darkened, alienated, ignorant, hard-hearted, callous, greedy and impure.
But we have learned Christ!
May we put off our corrupt and deceitful desires.
May we be renewed in our minds putting on the new self, to be righteous and holy like you.
May we not grieve the Spirit but instead be filled by the Spirit as we replace
Lies with truth;
Anger with peace;
Theft with generosity;
Evil talk with encouragement;
Malice with kindness;
Anger with forgiveness;
Impurity with gratitude;
Darkness with light;
Foolishness with wisdom;
Drunkenness with praise.
And domination with submission.