Reflections

Reflections

Pastoral Prayer

Personalized Scripture Prayer Lord’s Prayer. Our Father in heaven, holy is your name. Let your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.For yours is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (Matt 6:9-13) Protection. Protect us from the evil one. We…

How Majestic Is Your Name

Personalized Scripture Prayer: Psalm 8 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. (Psalms 8:1 NIV) Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. (Psalms 8:2 NIV) When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what are we that you are…

Universal Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) God comforts us so that we can comfort others with the comfort we received from him. Our trouble doesn’t have to match the trouble of the other person because his comfort…

Last and Least

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father;…

Crowns

“For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.” (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20) When we stand before the Lord, our gifts to him, the crowns we lay at his feet, are the people we loved and served in his name while on earth. He created the heavens and earth in six days, why would…

True Fasting

1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins. 2 For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them. 3…