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After Irma: Psalm 80 for today

After being without power all week due to Hurricane Irma’s sweep through Florida, my electricity has been restored, thank God! May our spiritual power be restored with this prayer-a-phrase of Psalm 80. Listen, O Shepherd Who leads us like a flock – yes, You, Lord, who lives among cherubim and us – shine forth! For we who feel powerless, stir up Your mighty power, so we can see Your help. Turn us toward You, O God. Let Your face shine on us, and we shall be saved. O Lord God of hosts, some say You’re too angry with us to hear our prayers. Some say You feed us with bread made from our moans and flood us with tears. Some say You cause quarrels between us, so our enemies laugh among themselves. Restore us, O God of All. Show how Your face glows over us. We praise You for we have been saved. Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2017, prayer-a-phrased Psalm 80 with the help of scriptures on Bible Gateway . …

Praying with Psalm 4

Answer us when we call, O God of our salvation! Free us from these pressures and distress! Show us mercy. Hear our prayer. People! People! How long will our hearts be hard? How long will we love what is worthless or chase after lies? Know this: the Lord takes care of the faithful. The Lord God hears our cries. We can be angry without sinning. We can take a rest and really think about what’s troubling us. We can do what’s right – even when it’s hard -- and place ourselves in God’s hands. Many say, “I want to see better times. I want the light of God’s face to shine.” But God has filled us with more gladness than we’ll ever get from food and wine. When we lie down, we can sleep peacefully, for You alone, O God help us to rest in safety. prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2016, with scriptures from many translations on Bible Gateway …

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 …

Praying to know God’s ways

Psalm 25:4-9 Cause me to know Your ways, O LORD. Teach me Your path for me. Cause me to walk in Your truth (not mine!) and teach me, O God of salvation. Near You all day I wait. And I remember Your mercies, O LORD, for Your kindness stays with me – from age to age. You don’t even recall my offenses or wrongs, and yet You remember me! For the sake of Your goodness, O LORD, You – the Upright One, the Good One – guide us in The Way. Cause us to walk in Your court, and teach us Your way today. © 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, a poet , writer , and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible , and the church, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Psalm 25 from translations found on Bible Gateway. …

Jesus prays in the Spirit

Filled with joy at the Disciple’s return, Jesus prayed in the Holy Spirit: Praise You, Father, LORD of heaven and earth! From clever people, You have hidden things You show to those who come to You like little children. Yes! How this pleases You! All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father, for no one but the Father really knows Who I Am, and no one really knows Who You are, Father, except Your Son and everyone to whom I have shown You and to whom I will make You known. Luke 10:21-22 © 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, a poet , writer , and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible , and the church, researched today’s reading from the Gospels in translations on Bible Gateway before prayer-a-phrasing this poem. …