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Praying to know God’s ways

Psalm 25:4-9 Cause me to know Your ways, O LORD. Teach me Your path for me. Cause me to walk in Your truth (not mine!) and teach me, O God of salvation. Near You all day I wait. And I remember Your mercies, O LORD, for Your kindness stays with me – from age to age. You don’t even recall my offenses or wrongs, and yet You remember me! For the sake of Your goodness, O LORD, You – the Upright One, the Good One – guide us in The Way. Cause us to walk in Your court, and teach us Your way today. © 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, a poet , writer , and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible , and the church, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Psalm 25 from translations found on Bible Gateway. …

A prayer for strength from Psalm 80

Oh, Shepherd of Your people, lead us in Your flock. Oh, God enthroned on cherubim, stir Your strength and save us. Restore us, oh, God and shine on us with Your glory. Return to us, oh, LORD of Hosts. Regard us as the vine You set. With Your right hand, You planted us and made strong Your branch – Your Son. Let Your hand again be on the Son of Man, Whom You have made strong in us. Then we shall not depart from You. Give us life, and we shall remain with You. Revive us to call on Your Name. Restore us, oh LORD – God of the armies of Heaven, and in Your shine, we shall be saved. Psalm 80:1-3,14-19 © 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, a poet , writer , and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible , and the church, prayer-a-phrased portions of Psalm 80 from translations provided on Bible Gateway. …

Jesus prays in the Spirit

Filled with joy at the Disciple’s return, Jesus prayed in the Holy Spirit: Praise You, Father, LORD of heaven and earth! From clever people, You have hidden things You show to those who come to You like little children. Yes! How this pleases You! All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father, for no one but the Father really knows Who I Am, and no one really knows Who You are, Father, except Your Son and everyone to whom I have shown You and to whom I will make You known. Luke 10:21-22 © 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, a poet , writer , and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible , and the church, researched today’s reading from the Gospels in translations on Bible Gateway before prayer-a-phrasing this poem. …