Spiritual Sundays - Prayer




Reading Psalm 17:6 on September 1, 2007 inspired me to write this song “Forever”.

Psalm 17:6 says, “I am praying to You because I know You will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.”

“Forever”


O Lord, listen as I pray
I come to You because I know You’ll answer me
Oh God, You are my strength
At times I’m so lost and I feel so weak


Chorus:


Forever, I will bless Your Name
Your unfailing love that has an undying flame
Forever, I will worship You alone
I trust no one but You, my Lord


O Lord, You listen as I pray
I come to You because I know You’re listening
O God, You’re the light of this world
You help us rise again when we stumble and fall



“Don’t pray for lighter burdens but for stronger backs.”


“Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” - Diana Robinson

“Prayer is not asking. It is the longing of the soul. It is the daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.




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19 comments:

  1. As usual I am blessed by stopping here...loved the song and also the quotes on prayer (which happens to be the discipline I am focusing on this week!)

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  2. That's a beautiful piece. ;)

    Blessings,

    ~Silver

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  3. Great writing. Great post for Spiritual Sunday. I really like the quote.

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  4. Outstanding! GOD has blessed you with the gift of healing words....beautiful song!
    AMEN!!

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  5. Beautiful words to the song. I love the quotes you used too. Thank you for sharing these with us.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  6. Rosel,

    I can't wait for the day that songs like this will be put to music and become the praise and worship songs we begin to sing in church.

    What a beautiful way to glorify our Lord! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  7. Thank you for sharing those beautiful scripture, quotes and prayer. Blessings dear one.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this beautiful collection of quotes. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

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  9. What a beautiful song! It capture the essence of Psalm 17 in such a meaningful way.

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  10. Love your song ~ I also write music and have it posted on my Wordsong Collections website.

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  11. EXCELLENT! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is so healing to our family right now. Thank you! I love you, dear friend. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  13. Good Morning, thanks for coming by Grace Talk and leaving your thoughts with me. I agree with what you said there. I am so glad that God's grace lovingly shows us the areas where pride has crept in and then, without condemnation He points us in the right direction. In this we find out coleslaw LOL.

    I loved this prayer and say AMEN! He is the only one worthy of all of our hearts and trust! We pray to Him knowing that He hears and not only can but, WANTS to answer us when we call.

    Wonderful post! God Bless!

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  14. Great Song! I woulf love to hear what it would sound like to music! I agree about praying for Stronger Backs! Father please give us your strength to guide us and walk in your name! Please show us how to be strong, while being kind and loving as you were and still are! In your name thy will be done!

    Great Post!

    Keep The faith!

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  15. A beautiful song with timeless truth!

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  16. Beautiful post Rosel! Wonderful song!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL~~~ words! I'm so glad that you shared this on Spiritual Sunday.
    Ginger

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  18. What beautiful lyrics Rosel!

    You are just so precious!

    I'm back -- my router has been fixed. Hallelujah! My friend spent an hour working on it. God bless him.

    (And God bless YOU.)
    Beth

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  19. You are a breathe of fresh air my friend, love you.

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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