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Move Mountains

Artwork in front of North Central University in Minnesota

Artwork in front of North Central University in Minnesota

Lord of all hopefulness and joy, You are the One with the strength that we need. You are the One that brings us hope from this broken world. We need Your strength to keep journeying on in this life in the only direction that we can…the direction that leads us back to You.

Your word changes everything that it touches. It brings us into the experience that is the Gospel. It connects us with the Living God because not even one word of God will fall short of it’s eternal truth. So let Your glory break down the mountains that we face by healing Your church. Remind us that we are not defined by our circumstances but we are redefined by our salvation in Christ as a child of God.

Lord reveal Your truth to us each moment of our lives so that when all the odds are stacked against us, then we can have the faith to accomplish things that we never thought we could. Let us move these mountains together, let us soar on wings like eagles and let us live this life by not letting it pass us by.

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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Don’t let us forget

Northwest Community Church, Las Vegas NV

Northwest Community Church, Las Vegas NV

Lord, remove whatever keeps us from You. Calm our thoughts and focus all of our attention on You. Remind us that the hand that guides the planets also guides us.

You have wisdom that we don’t have, so guide us through the rocky terrain of life by illuminating the path that we need to take. And when uncertainty and doubt creep into our minds, reveal the strength of Your love in the truth of Jesus Christ, who is the point of impact when heaven collided with earth because God chose to meet us.

Don’t let us forget who You are. Don’t let us forget that because of Jesus Christ there is no dream that is impossible with God and that no prayer ever goes unheard. Don’t let us forget that there is always hope. There is always love. There is always the truth that sets us free from anything in this world. The truth that God love us all.

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Make Your presence known

License Plate

License Plate

Lord God, make Your presence known to us. Calm the storms around us and anchor us in Your word so that we can experience You, respond to You, and grow our faith in Your truth.

Sometimes, when we look at the mirror, we forget that we were created by love to be loved. So turn our gaze off of ourselves and fix our sights on the truth that a perfect God would wrap Himself in our own imperfect skin and become the visible image of an invisible God. It is through Christ, that God leads us away from despair and carries away our burdens of disappointment.

“Because You, Lord, are our help. We sing in the shadow of Your wings. Our soul clings to You; You lift us up” Psalm 63.7

Lord, help us to keep on learning about You everyday. Show us glimpses of what love is so that we can love others with the same abandon as You love us. Thank You for life. Thank You for love. Thank You for being everything that You are.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Collide with Grace

Minnesota clouds

Minnesota clouds

You are the voice of the truth that we need to listen to. You have always been speaking to us but we so often fail to hear.  Lord, focus our minds away from the chaos that surrounds us by giving us peace and the strength to stand firm upon Your Word.

Print Your truth onto our hearts. Call something out of us that wasn’t there before by engaging our imaginations, beyond the limitations of this world, so that we can believe in miracles again…so that we can dream again…so that we can just fully experience the presence of Living God.

Awaken us now, so that we can collide with grace, mercy and love. Speak to us so we can speak. Teach us so we can teach that heaven is real because God’s love is real and alive in all of us. For “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28 NIV) Amen.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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The Same Love

Altar of Atonement Lutheran in Minnesota

Altar of Atonement Lutheran in Minnesota

Lord of all creation, space and time, we thank You for the gift of each breath that we take. We pray that You will usher us into Your presence today by taking our gaze off of ourselves and fixing all of our focus on to the living Word of God.

Grab hold of us and let Your truth pour out into our hearts so that we can receive everything that You have to give.   And even when taking one step forward seems too far away, we pray that You would just give us the strength to just get through the awkwardness of trusting You, so that we can believe in the miracles of grace, healing, love and forgiveness.

Give us the strength to face our fears knowing that God is in our side and that God’s love has already won the battle. Reveal to us that despair is not our destination because we never ever have to face these mountains alone.

Through Your Son, Jesus, we can face the cross and experience the presence of the Living God now, today and forever.   For as long as there are people who need healing of the heart, mind, body and spirit, then we can all serve the Lord.  We can serve the Lord by serving all of God’s children with the same love that served us on the cross.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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