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The prayer-song of Miriam

Until the Exodus from Egypt, the only life Moses’ sister Miriam had known was as a slave. Once she and the Hebrew people had safely crossed the Red Sea, Miriam not only burst into a song of prayer and praise, she encouraged God’s innumerable people to do the same. Exodus 15:21 – a prayer-song of Miriam Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019  Exodus 15:21 – a prayer of Miriam We sing to You, Lord for You are to be exalted! How gloriously You have triumphed! From the Book of Bible Prayers – actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019 ...

Moses’ prayer of praise

Crossing the Red Sea (or Sea of Reeds), Moses witnessed the power of God as the Lord rescued His people from Pharaoh’s grip and over four-hundred years of slavery in Egypt. In awe and wonder, Moses burst into this praise-filled prayer: Exodus 15:6, 11, 13, 17-18 – a prayer of Moses Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation. Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. The Lord shall reign for ever and ever. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers  from the 

Magnificat: Mary’s Magnificent Prayer

Can you imagine the Virgin Mary’s puzzlement and awe when Gabriel, the Angel of God, appeared before her? Then even more puzzling and awesome, the Angel announced that God had chosen her to bear His Son! Immediately, Mary believed him but, naturally, had questions. Gabriel answered, explaining how the Holy Spirit would come upon her or, as many translations say, “overshadow” her. As Mary took this all in, Gabriel went on to tell her something only Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah knew: that the elderly couple would soon have their first child. By then, Elizabeth was only three months away from the birth of a son, who would become known as John the Baptist. But, perhaps because of her age or Zechariah’s temporary muteness as a result of his unbelief or because she didn’t know how people would respond after years of taunting her for being barren – for whatever reason, Elizabeth had kept herself confined for six months. Surely she needed help! And, now with child herself,

Bible Prayers: Thanksgiving to God

Thanksgiving reminds us to count our blessings and thank God for our families, friends, church, and country. It’s also an ideal time to pray these Bible prayers, first from the King James Version of the Bible, then these contemporary, paraphrased Bible prayers: Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph 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 Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph We give thanks to You, O Lord. We give thanks. For Your Name is near. Your Name holds wondrous deeds. from the Book of Bible Prayers Psalm 100 – a prayer of God’s people Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.   Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his ga

Praising Our Father with The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Our Father in Heaven, holy, holy, holy is Your Name. Oh, how I want Your Kingdom to come and Your Will to be done in my life, in my home, in my church, in The Church on the earth as it is in Heaven. Thank You for giving us Your Word each day – our bread, the Bread of Life. And thank You for giving us Your forgiveness and helping us choose to forgive others for trespassing against us. We thank and praise You, Lord, that we can trust You to never lead us into temptation but always deliver us from evil and all kinds of ills. We praise You, praise You for Your Kingdom life in us and Your Holy Spirit power. May all we are and all we do be for Your praise and glory forever and ever in Jesus’ Name, amen . ©2015, Mary Harwell Sayler …

Prayer of praise to God

Praise You, LORD! Praise You in every place Your people find You. Praise Your infinite embrace of the universe. Praise You for Your magnitude, magnificence, and mighty acts. Praise You with every instrument of musicality. Praise You for creative gifts of song and dance and poetry. May every living being praise You, Almighty God, with singing and every breath of life. Praise You, LORD. Praise You. © 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, a poet , writer , and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible , and the church, researched Psalm 150 from many of the translations on Bible Gateway before prayer-a-phrasing this poem. ...

The song of Mary, Mother of Jesus

Magnificat My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord! My spirit rejoices in God my Savior! God favored me, His lowly servant, and from this day all generations will call me blessed. The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name. In every generation God has mercy on those who awe and honor Him. With strength of arm that can be seen, God scatters the pride of the proud. From high places, He casts down the mighty and lifts the lowly to new heights. God fills with good things those who hunger for Him but sends away those too filled with themselves to know they are empty. God comes to help His people! He remembers well the promise of mercy made to our forefathers and foremothers – to Abraham and the children of God forever. ©2012 Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase of Luke 1:46-55