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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Let Your Light So Shine

Candle

Lord God, thank You for bringing us here into this moment and to this place so that we can experience Your presence and Your amazing grace.  Lord, expand our understanding of Your Word into the truth that we wear in this life.   Remind us who You are and what You do for us because You are with us throughout every storm and You are beside us in every sunrise.  Seasons and years fly past us and people come and go but You are always there ever vigilant and ever strong.  So let Your presence guide us in every decision and in every crossroad so that we can choose the path that leads us closer to You.   Let the Word and the Spirit move in us today so that the windows of our hearts will be opened with the light of Christ shining in all of us. Give us what we need.  Give us a revelation.  Give us comfort and give us the truth for our lives so that we can glorify our Father in heaven.

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Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Empty us

PrayerLord Jesus, help us to enter into Your presence today.   Help us to hear Your Word manifest truth in our lives.  Help us to be still and just listen to You and to each other.  Help us to connect with You by taking the spotlight away from us so that we can focus our gaze on the light of Your truth.  We want to see how You see and we want to hear how You hear.  And when we stray or when our hearts turn cold, then empty us of selfishness, vanity and pride.   Help us to let go of any foolish thing that we think that we can hold on to in this life because the truth is nothing of this world will last forever except for Almighty God.  So let us do what You do: Let us love, help and nurture each other on this journey called life by emptying ourselves so that we can receive Your amazing grace. Lord, don’t let us assume that someone else will step up to the plate or that we have done enough.  For as long as we are blessed to live another day then surely we can do great things that will glorify our Father in heaven.  For “those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Matt 23:12).

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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For as long as we still have breath

View of Las Vegas from New Song Church in Henderson, NV

View of Las Vegas from New Song Church in Henderson, NV

Almighty God, thank You for this gift called life. Forgive us when we forget how to live.  Forgive us when we walk away from the opportunity of experiencing and sharing Your presence.   We can share the gift of Christ’ salvation to anyone, anytime and anywhere, so get rid of the idea that we can only share the gospel on a Sunday morning.   And even through the trials and darkest valleys of this life let our light so shine that we may glorify our Father in heaven.  Let our faith in You not falter but, instead, be strengthened by Your Holy Spirit.  Let everything that You want to do in and through us be done.  For as long as we still have breath we can still do good works in His name.  Unite us in Your cause Jesus so that our bonds with You are manifested in all that we do: through our joys and sorrows.   Help us to pray for those that are close by yet so far away.  Guide us all back to Your Word so that we can live in freedom knowing that this world can never imprison the message of God’s grace, forgiveness, love and mercy.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Help us to experience You

New Song's Altar Construction

New Song’s Altar Construction

Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, thank You for this time together.   Thank You for the gift of knowing You and what you have done and continue to do for all of us.  Bring us into Your presence today through the guidance of Your Holy Spirit.  Wash away all of the doubts, worries, and shame of yesterday so that we can experience You today.   So that we can experience Your grace, Your mercy and Your love.  Keep us close and hold our hearts in Your caring arms so that our motives can be pure and filled with the joy of Christ. Release us from the darkness of ignorance and arrogance so that we can live in Your truth, confidently knowing that God is never far away and that His message of love and forgiveness is more important than anything that this world can possibly offer.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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A New Hallelujah

New Song Building prior to completion

New Song Building prior to completion

Lord Jesus, thank You for this life.  Thank You for the gift of another year.  Seasons come and go but You are always there.  Thank You for stepping into this world as one of us.  Your choices defined what love is.  Love is sacrifice, unconditional and never ending.  Because of Your sacrifice You redefined who we are.  We are not our mistakes or successes of the past.  We are, instead the beloved children of the most High God living in His truth and in His possibilities.   Step into our story Jesus so that we live.   Help us to live.  Help us to hope.  Help us to love.   Help us to experience the joy that is “For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son…not to condemn the world but to save it.”

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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