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Friday, February 23, 2007

Hymn 138

Rakanaka iro zuva
Randakatenda kuna She!
Mwoyo wangu fara zvako
Udza vanhu vose naro

Ranaka, ranaka
RaJesu wakandishamba
Iye wakandidzidzisa
Kurinda nekuteura
Ranaka, ranaka

Chanaka chitenderano
Chinondisunga kuna She!
Ngaizadzwe imbayake
Norwiyo rwndinoimba

Rakapera basa guru!
Ndiri wake, uri wangu
Wakandizuva norudo
Ndikamutevera ini

Mwoyo wangu chizorora!
Wakatsaukaniswa kare
Rega kubva Ishe
Kwa’ri zvose zvakanaka

Nokudenga chakanzwikwa
I’chitenderano changu
Napakufa ndingatende
Nokuti’ni ndiri wake


Source: Nziyo Dze Methodist, Gwelo, Zimbabwe.

Six things which the LORD hates

The Books of Proverbs, chapter 6

16: There are six things which the LORD hates, seven which are an abomination to him:
17: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18: a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,
19: a false witness who breathes out lies, and a man who sows discord among brothers.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Thank you Lord for My Birthday Eve

Thank you Lord for your kindness, love and care during all these years you have given me on earth.

I pray for many more and for better health, success, prosperity and breakthrough at home, at work and beyond.

In the name of Jesus, I curse the devil!

In the name of Jesus I refuse to be used by the devil!

In the name of Jesus, I refuse to be blocked by the devil.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

God, you are very kind

God, the Almighty and merciful Father, who art in heaven
Thank you for giving me a chance to pray
Thank you for the gift of life and good health
Thank you for all the things that I take for granted
Thank you for inspiring me through the power of prayer

You are very kind and gracious with your blessings
You protect me, you rescue me, you forgive me, you guide me, you inspire me
Bless me today with success and breakthrough on all fronts - at home, at work and in society at large

I humbly ask you to drive away the devil, drive away evil spirits, drive away bad luck from me
Bless me Father with more years on earth, bless me with more knowledge, bless me with wisdom and bless me with power to pray everyday of my life
Bless me with good life enough for me to remember to worship you

I also pray for unbelievers
Father you are above your creations
Only you can deliver them from evil and blasphemy
I don't forget the people of Zimbabwe who are experiencing serious problems of survival
May you intervene in the crisis facing our country
I know that you already know our problems and our dreams
Why should we keep suffering Lord?
Why should our country continue to slide into more and more abject poverty?
Why should prosperiry remain a pipedream in our country in the 21st century?

Lord have mercy, hear our prayers

In Jesus name Our Lord and Saviour

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A prayer for Guidance and Protection

Psalms 25

To you, O Lord, I offer my prayer;
in you, my God, I trust.
Save me from the shame of defeat
don't let my enemies gloat over me
Defeat does not come to those who trust you!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

My refuge

Lord, you are my refuge
When I can't stand the problems facing me
Deliver me from evil
I also pray for others in need....
For those who are in agony of losing their loved ones or breadwinners
For those living in poverty
For the hungry
For innocent children caught up in family feuds
For those who have fallen victim to accidents
For those who have fallen ill
For those whose immigration status hangs in the balance
For those looking for employment
For those whose families are breaking-up
For those loooking for long-term relationships
For those being abused, bullied, harassed and intimidated
For those living in constant fear due to war or instability in their countries