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Speak us into motion

All Saints Episcopal, Las Vegas, NV

All Saints Episcopal, Las Vegas, NV

Almighty God, You spoke everything into motion. Speak to us now and speak us into the motion of Your love. Shield us from the storms and the crashing waves of this life and give us the courage to take a giant leap of faith so that we can hold on to Your word in all that we do.

Remind us that there are no pieces missing from the gospel. There is no exclusion of anyone from the grace and sacrifice that confronts us at the cross. God’s love is for all and even though we run from so many things we cannot escape the truth that we have all been saved and redeemed by the Son of God.

Because of Jesus, our past does not define us. Because of Jesus, we are free to live a life full of love. And when we meet our maker, the only thing that mattered in this life is our relationship with God and with each other.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Breathe New Life

Bridge in Minneapolis, MN

Bridge in Minneapolis, MN

Almighty Creator, breathe new life onto us.   Wash away the ugliness of sin and make a message out of our messes.   Let the glory of the Lord walk through us, minister to us and speak to us now by breaking down the walls that cause us to be strangers to each other.

Give us the courage to reach across the room, the street, or whatever stands before us, so that we won’t miss an opportunity to bring people closer to the gospel by letting Your light shine brighter than anything else in our life. Let people see You in us.

Prepare us for the mountains and valleys. Nurture us as we grow in faith.   And reminds us that no matter where we go that God goes with us always.

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Our provider

Youth from Atonement Lutheran Church, MNJehovah Jireh, You are the God that provides. The One who sees what we can’t see. You see our heart and who we really are.   Although Your footprints are no longer on this earth, the imprint of everything that You stand for lives on in all of us.

Talk to us Lord. Speak to us now and reset our minds so that we can see glimpses of heaven and know the eternal truth of grace: that even as time slips away we will always be in the presence of our Creator. We will always be in the presence of love. We will always be in the presence of mercy and grace.

Lord, don’t let us miss this life and don’t let us work against You. Restore our faith so that we can see that there can be miracles, the miracles of friendship, love, kindness and compassion, which are all just reflections of the love and sacrifice shown to us on the cross.

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Your Spirit lives on

My mom's handwriting in Visaya.

“God is still speaking” (My mom’s handwriting in bisaya)

“Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2

Lord, be glorified in our hearts today.   You are in heaven and we are on earth, so let our words be few as Your truth surrounds us today. Repair what is broken in us so that we can go boldly to Your throne and seize Your Word and never let it go.

Remind us that we were not born with fear. Fears are finite but God is infinite.  So even though Your footprints are no longer on this earth, the imprint of Your spirit lives on within us in every moment of our lives.

You see what people can’t see.   You see beyond the walls that we build. You see our hearts. You see us. Let us all just have an amazing encounter with You as Your story unfolds before us. The story of love and how love always wins, how love endures beyond the wreckage of time, and how God’s love will bring healing to all things.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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