Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Praise the Lord for His marvelous things He has done for us.

The Lord’s Prayer – Part 4

and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. (Matthew 6:12 NLT)

We all sin and fall short of God’s glory.  Praise the Lord because He promises to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness 1 John 1:9.  There is a refreshing peace that comes over you when you confess your sins and ask for forgiveness.  What a joy!

But! There is another part to this verse in the Lord’s prayer.  We are also to forgive others when they sin against us.  No matter how deep the hurt that was caused by their actions, when we forgive them we release that pain.  It may take a while for deep hurts to heal but they will heal.  Recently a neighbor did something to another neighbor of mine that I felt was totally wrong.  I was very upset over it even though it didn’t happen to me.  After several days I asked the Lord why couldn’t I get over the issue.  Know what His response was?  Forgive him.  Once I chose to forgive the person, the anger was lifted from me.  I had peace.

Dear Father in Heaven, we come before your throne of grace today with humble hearts.  Lord, we are sinners and we confess our sins.  We ask for forgiveness and cleansing of our soul.  Thank you Lord for your promise to forgive us.  Please give us the ability to forgive others when they do things that hurt us, our family, or our friends.  Thank you for lifting the burdens and pain that are caused by actions of others, either unintentional or on purpose.  We pray for our enemies and forgive them.  May they have the peace that you have given to us through forgiveness.  In Jesus name we pray, amen.

He Is My Rock

Prayer is not a hard requirement

The Lord’s Prayer – Part 3

Give us this day our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11 KJV)

The first part of the Lord’s prayer is directed to the Father, His character, His kingdom and His will.  The second part is directed to our physical and spiritual needs.  Our Heavenly Father provides for us.  This part of the prayer is more than just providing us with the ability to earn a living, to have food to eat, and a place to live.  It is also about our spiritual “bread”.  Jesus is the Bread of life.  His word feeds us.  We must partake of it daily.

Father God, we thank you for providing for us.  We thank you for the food we eat, a place to live, and clothing to keep us warm.  Help us to be a blessing to others that they too may have food to eat, a place to live, and clothing to keep warm.  We thank you for your Word.  May we partake of your word each day.  May it fill us spiritually.  May we have the opportunity to share your Word with others today that they too may receive a spiritual blessing.  And most of all, we thank you Jesus, for providing salvation through your sacrifice that we may have life eternal.  In the most precious name, Jesus we pray, amen.

Praise Him for What He Has Done