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Praying the Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up the mountain, sat down, and called His disciples to come close. He then taught them (and us!) the attitudes to aim for, pray for, and keep with confidence in His Name: God bless you who are humble in spirit for the Kingdom of Heaven is yours. God bless you who mourn for God Himself will comfort you. God bless you who are gentle for you will inherit the earth! God bless you who are hungry and thirsty for all that is right for you will be satisfied. God bless you who are merciful. God will show mercy to you. God bless you who have pure hearts and pure motives for you shall see God clearly. God bless you, Peacemakers! You shall be called children of God. God bless you who are persecuted for following God’s will. The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to you. God bless you who are insulted, mistreated, and abused because of your faith in Christ. Rejoice! Be glad! What a huge reward will greet you in Heaven in

Soul prayer

Bless the LORD, O my soul! May all that is within me bless Your holy Name. Bless the LORD, O my soul. May I not forget God’s benefits. For the LORD forgives all my sins and heals all my infirmities. God redeems my life from death and covers me with mercy and loving-kindness. The LORD satisfies me with good things and renews my youth like an eagle’s. Bless the LORD, O my soul. Bless the LORD. ©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase of my favorite Psalm 103 from today’s Daily Bible Readings …

New Year begins with God’s Blessing

The Daily Bible Reading starts the New Year with the prayer the Lord gave (and still gives!) leaders to pray over the people of God, blessing them and us with God’s shine. The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the leaders and say, Let this be the way you bless My people, saying: May the LORD bless you and keep you. May the LORD cause His face on you to shine. May the LORD be gracious to you, and lift you into the image of God and give you peace. Shalom. In this way, the leaders may bless the people of God with the Name of God, and on each of them the LORD’s own “God bless” will rest. Shalom. © 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrased poem from Numbers 6:22-27 ~~