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Praying to our Creator God

How strange that the slogan “All Lives Matter” has been a recent source of dissension and debate! Instead of viewing those words as a political or social statement, let’s try to get a glimpse of God’s perspective.Revealed throughout the Bible, this higher view shows us clearly that all lives matter to our Creator God – the God of Love Who favors each of us equally and uniquely – the Holy God Who created each of us to be forever in His presence, His family.Perhaps this Bible prayer from the book of Psalms will help us to refocus our vision.Psalm 139:13-24 – contemporary versionLord, You formed my inward parts.
You wove me in my mother’s womb!
I give thanks to You, for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made.Your works fill me with wonder,
and my very soul knows that quite well.My frame was never hidden from You
when I came together in secret – as though
skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.Your eyes have seen my embryonic self,
and in Your book You have written
all the days ordained for m…

Thanking God with Asaph

Asaph and his musically inclined descendants served as Temple Musicians,  ministering before the Ark of the Lord, singing songs of praise, and thanking God with Bible prayers such as this psalm:

Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph
from the King James Version
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks,unto thee do we give thanks:for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 ...Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph
paraphrased into contemporary EnglishWe give thanksto You, O Lord.We give thanks.For Your Nameis near.Your Nameholds wondrousdeeds.From the Book of Bible Prayers – actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased into everyday English by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019…

Bible Promise: praying to God With Us

Genesis 28:15 – “Look! I Am with you. I watch over you as you come and go. I will not leave you before I have done everything I promised.”What joy we have in Your presence, Lord! What empowering promises You have given us to claim!You, our Heavenly Father, our Loving God, and the Creator of all life in heaven and on earth, have given Your Word to be with us. No matter where we are, You are there.We need You now, Lord. We need You now.©2020, Mary Harwell Sayler from her book Kneeling on the Promises of God