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Friday, January 26, 2007

Lord Have Mercy

About the picture: taken by Clifford on 24.01.07 to mark the 1st snow for winter 2007 in Erith, Kent, UK

Lord I thank you for the gift of life

I pray today for your mercy

I have enough troubles to sort out on my own

Only you can give me wisdom, strength and power

Without you I am doomed

Prevent my enemies from destroying me

Protect me from the evil one

Rescue me from all the problems facing me -

At home, at work and further afield in my country

I know no other god than you Father Almighty

Bless me with answers to all the questions that I am asked

Help me exercise restraint in the face of extreme provocation

Pardon me for my sins as I forgive those who upset me

Let your name be praised by all mankind, for ever and ever

In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord

Lord have mercy, hear my prayers!


Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Lord's Mercy on Israel (Jeremiah 31:15-17)

The Lord says ' A sound is heard in Ramah, the sound of bitter weeping. Rachel is crying for her children; they are gone, and she refuses to be comforted. Stop your crying and wipe away your tears. All that you have done for your children will not go unrewarded; they will return from the enemy's land. There is hope for your future; your children will come back home. I, the Lord, have spoken.

Source: Good News Bible, Illustrated, Collins, 1990:764

What I learn from this passage:- that
  • God is merciful
  • God can hear our crying
  • God is always watching over us
  • God comforts us
  • God gives us hope
  • God can deliver on his promises

Today 11th January 2007, I look back with satisfaction that God loves me and that he has been very kind by blessing me with the gift of life, good health, children, a home, a job, warm clothes and kind people. I look forward with hope to achieving my goals in life.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2007!

Thank you Lord for
  • blessing me with life
  • your kindness
  • love
  • protection
  • guidance
  • rescuing me
  • inspiring me

May the new year be full of more blessings, breakthroughs and rejoicing! Lord hear my prayers. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen