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Pray for forgiveness, peace, healing!

As riots abound around our country and the world, Pentecost week has come, reminding us of the coming of the Law of Moses to bring God's people together and, centuries later, the coming of the Holy Spirit to empower us as we minister to and build up God's people everywhere. And so, in the Name of the Lord God and all that is Holy, l et's do everything we can to communicate God's love: Let's try to truly hear what others have to say, especially if their lives differ greatly from ours. Let's aim to identify each problem and look for workable solutions instead of lumping everything into an impassible mountain. Let's pray together. Pray with the family of Korah. Pray for the Lord to remind us, we, too, are One in the Family of God. Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring forgiveness, peace, and healing in Jesus’ Name. Pray for God’s Love to be clearly visible as the banner He places over ALL of His people. Psalm 60:1-5 – a prayer of the family of Korah

Praying for God to empower the church

Kneeling before the Father – from Whom every family in heaven and earth has its true Family Name – let's pray for God’s great glory to give us the power to be strengthened in our spirit through the Holy Spirit. Let's pray for Christ to quicken our hearts with faith, so our lives will be built on unshakable love. And pray for all of God’s people to be fortified by Christ’s love, so we can see how wide, how long, how high, how deep His Fortress of Love really is. For Christ’s love is greater than anything we can know! And His love fills us with God. Now to Him Who Is Able to do far more than we can ask or imagine, let's let His power be at work in us, the Body of Christ, and may we, as one church, bring glory to God for ever and ever. Ephesians 3:14-21 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2017, using scripture from various translations on Bible Gateway . …

Praising God on Good Friday

In Psalm 31:5 (Psalm 31:6 in the New American Bible, Revised Edition , NABRE), we find this prophetic Bible prayer of faith: “Into Your hand I commit* My spirit, and You have redeemed Me, LORD God of truth.” In Luke 23:46 Jesus quotes that Bible prayer in Psalms but pluralizes God’s “hand.” “And with a loud voice, Jesus called out, `Father, into Your hands I commit* My Spirit,' and having said this, He breathed forth the Spirit with His very last breath.” *Commit or Commend? In KJV, NABRE, and other translations, the word “commend” is used, rather than “commit.” As Jesus Christ the Son of God hung on the cross, He surely committed Himself wholly to the Father. However, “commend” is even more awesome (in the truest sense) as the word indicates approval, praise, and applause! © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s readings from many of the translations found on Bible Gateway. …