Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Arise - a poem from Israel trip 07

Arise my church Arise
It's time to do God's will.
Brush the sleep from tired eyes
Light God's fire high on the hill.

Hear Him calling, "Get up and get out!"
Swallow your pride, remove selfish doubt.
God has things for us to do-me & you
Arise you chosen ones
It's time to call those in the dark
to the Father and the Son.

It's good to learn about His way
To meet His spirit, and see hearts bend
The time in pews to sit and stay
is drawing to an end.

Arise believers - Arise and Go!
To the corners of your globe
It's time to share His Holy Spirit
For His Word has told us so.

There is a darkness on our troubled land
Hearts are begging for something more
It's time to take lost by the hand
And walk them through God's open door
To unite as one - from shore to shore.

Believers we must sing together
His message loud and clear
Dark storms we'll soon weather
As Christ's return again draws near.

Look to Israel O sleepy eyes
Lift your hands and pray
Don't let His coming be surprise
Be ready for the day.

Help your neighbors meet the King
Help them understand His ways
So together we can joyfully sing
Mightily for His Praise.

Lend a hand - take a stand
Let the Body be as one
Let us reach our broken land, with a plan
to lead them all to the Son.

For Christ is coming - this is true
And coming soon I say
Holy Spirit show us what to do
to get ready for that day.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Daily Prayer, at least it should be!


Dear Heavenly Father, please give me strength today as I try to ground my every thought, attitude, motivation and every action on Your Word. Thank You for this new day entrusted to me. Please help me to be a good steward with the resources you give me today. With each opportunity let me praise you. With every obstacle let me also thank You.

According to Psalms 142 “Hear my prayer, O Lord; In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! I will not enter into judgment with your servants; for I know that no man living is righteous before you.” Help me as “I meditate on all that you have done; I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Let me hear you in the morning of your steadfast love for in you I put my trust.

Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Deliver me O Lord, from my enemies! I have fled to you for refuge! Teach me to do your will, for your art my God! Let your good spirit lead me on a level path! For your name’s sake, O Lord preserve my life! In your righteousness bring me out of trouble. For I am your servant.”

Thank you for Psalms 145, Lord, for being “gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” I agree with Proverbs 3 verse 5 as I put all my trust in you Lord with all my heart. I do not rely on my own insight. In all my ways I acknowledge you, for you will make straight my path. I will be not wise in my own eyes, I will fear You my Lord and I will turn away from evil.

I will not be a Worldly Christian, I will be a Spirit Filled Christian and will honor you with all my substance and with the first fruits of all I produce for it is by your grace that I produce at all. I will gladly and joyously give all the credit and glory to You Lord.

As it says in Psalms 141, I ask you to “Set guard over my mouth O Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips ! Incline not my heart to any evil. My eyes are toward you, leave me not defenseless! Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me, and from the snares of evildoers! Let the wicked together fall into their own nets, while I escape.”

According to Your Word in Romans 12, I present my body, a living sacrifice holy and acceptable in your site. Your Temple. A vessel placed here by you, to do your will. Lord, help me engage in healthy acts today eating right, exercising, being diligent with my time, organized, patient, and a good steward of the treasures that you share with me.

In preparing for this day, in the name of Jesus, I put on the whole armor of God, that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Lord, I put on YOUR salvation for my helmet, YOUR righteousness for my breast plate; YOUR truth as the belt around my waist, and on my feet, the readiness to spread the gospel of peace.

Lord I take up the shield of faith to put out ALL the fiery arrows of the evil one and take up the sword of the spirit which is the word of GOD to fight temptation like your son Jesus did. Ephesians 6: 11+ Heavenly Father I praise you and thank you for the armor you have provided for me to dress in this day in Jesus Name.

Lord give me the wisdom to make all the right decisions today in life, love, family, and business. Help me to set and achieve worthy and realistic goals while leading others to you by example. Thank you for being my partner in life and in business. Thank you for presenting various opportunities today and for giving me the wisdom to recognize them and act upon them. Thank you for helping me find my soul mate.

I praise you Lord and thank you for my prosperity and good health even as my soul prospers. Thank you for prospering me and my family spiritually, physically, financially, and mentally. According to Phillippians 4 verses 13 &19 “I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.” Lord please bless my family, help them to know your love and mercy.

Thank you Lord for supplying all my needs according to your riches in glory. Help me to minister to my friends and family by being a living example of what you can do with one man’s life. Bless my family Lord, thank you for one day bringing us all together in eternal joy with you, your son, and the rest of your children in heaven.

Thank you Lord for the many prayers that you have already answered for me and for the many blessings laid upon me and my family and for the blessings still to come. Thank you for sending your son to die for me Lord, for forgiving my sins which I openly confess to you, for I am a sinner. Thank you for helping me resist the daily temptations that the devil uses to try to trip me up in my walk with you.

Lord draw me to meditate on your word today. To find Wisdom and Guidance in your word. Push me to be more, to do more, to love more. Today Lord, help me grow closer to you, love and honor my family, stop smoking, get fit, find a soul mate, stay mentally focused, become debt free and financially secure. Help me seek You each and every day.

Dear Lord I you to bless those less fortunate than me. Give me strength, wisdom, and compassion to help myself, and to help others be more like you. Guide my every thought, my every word, my every action, my every motivation and attitude. Bless the work of my hands, Lord, let them do good for others. Most of all Lord, shower me and my family and friends with peace, understanding, compassion and humility.

Father I have prayed according to your word and as you said in Jeremiah 1, 12th verse You would “watch over your word to perform it.” Help me grow in all areas of my life to more like your son. Help me share my faith and my success with others Lord. Father rise up and live BIG within me today for I am your child. In the name of Jesus: Jer 1:12.



Good Morning Father - King of Kings. Creator of .. Everything. The one who makes the south wind blow, the one who sends the rain and snow. Thank you Father for this brand new day, for the chance to praise -for the words to say. This day shall start and end with You and continue on with all I do. For You alone have made me whole, with arms outstretched you saved my soul.

Good Morning Jesus - Lord, Savior, Friend. Your sacrifice has made amends for all my sin and darkened heart, for in You now my day will start. I ask for blessings and bright sun light, I ask for favor in your sight. I humbly thank You for guiding me through, all the things You’d have me do. Yes Jesus Christ, you died for me so I may truly someday see ALL mankind through your blameless eyes, and love them all - not despise, for You my Christ are very wise.

Good Morning Holy Spirit, who Christ left behind to guide my hand, heart, soul and mind to speak through me along the way, head bowed in awe through You I pray. The great Counselor, beloved wise choice, as I love my neighbor You are my voice. I am but a stumbling man, Holy Spirit take my hand and lead me steadfast through this day; guide my footsteps, light my way. In your counsel I walk with trust; my spirit soars, my bones will rust. At days end again I come, to thank you for the work you’ve done.

Yes Good morning Father Son and Holy Ghost, please join me as this day unfolds, until I walk Your streets of Gold, use my hands, my heart and soul. To share Your love all day long, through spoken word, in deed and song. To walk in YOU so all may see, that I’m in You and You in me. At days end, soars my heart, I’ll dwell in You when tomorrow starts. With You in me Lord I am not just a man, stumbling alone with empty hand, so come with me this day throughout, your Holy Name, with love I’ll shout.