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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 version Lord, 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 hav

God prays creation into being

The very first prayers in the Bible resound with God’s poetic prayers and “Amen!” Each “Let there be” begins an “Amen” to God’s prayers for us as our Heavenly Father and Creator God calls into being every living thing in the heavens and on the earth. This poem prayer-a-phrases the beginning of that beginning as shown in today’s Bible reading from Genesis 1: God’s Prayers for Creation Genesis 1:1-13 In the beginning, God…. In the beginning – Chaos! Darkness! A wasteland! A world unformed…. Then a mighty wind – Ruah – swept over the waters, the Spirit of God hovered over the waters, and God prayed: “Let there be light,” and the light answered God’s prayer, and it was good. So God separated the light from darkness. God separated the waters above and the waters below, and the dry land appeared at God’s calling, and it was good. Then God prayed: “Let the earth bring forth,” and the earth responded; the earth obeyed, and it was good. © 2015, Mary