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Invite us into a new journey

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Lord, invite us into a new journey today, a journey where we can see the parallels and connections to our life and Your Word. Reanimate our faith, and stir in us the desire to be guided by Your truth.   Raise our consciousness by building our vision on the strength of Your Word because we were never meant to be self-sufficient. We don’t have it all together. That’s why we’re here. Our limitations are only a reminder on why we need community with You and with each other.

“(You) Lord are close to the brokenhearted. (You) save us when we are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). Impact how we live, how we lead and how we love so that we “may we be fearless and excited for all the newness that is to come” (Rev. Jon Dephouse).

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2016 in Conversations with God

 

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Love chose us

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Lord, thank you for bringing us into the beginning of a new day, a new week, and a new chance to do better things.   “Open our minds to an awareness of our unbelief, so that we might remember our transgressions and turn with all of our hearts to You, O God” (St. Patrick) because You have faith in us even when we don’t have faith in You.   Give us the courage to close the doors when it’s time to move in a different direction. Don’t let anything stand in the way of Your light and Your truth.

“So many of us spend our whole life imagining ghosts and worrying about the future but all there will ever be is what’s happening here (and now) and the decisions we make in this moment are based in either love or fear” (Jim Carrey). God is love, the One where love comes from, the One who loves us, and the One who is the source of our love for each other. Love chose us and love dwells in us. Let Love silence our fears and insecurities as we ponder the mysteries of faith in the Triune God.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Conversations with God

 

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Let the church arise

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Loving God, make this a moment of awakening. Eliminate the distance that we create between the Creator and the created. Transcend the circumstances of our lives and allow the current of Your Holy Spirit, the waters of grace and mercy, to take us where we need to go. Expand our minds with whatever has shifted in our life so that we can let go of the things that we have no control over.

The only thing that we can control is how we choose to live and what we choose to learn. But we are always teaching each other by example. So make us reflections of You, O Lord, and let Your church arise.

As we journey further and closer to the day when we meet our Creator, we can trust in the truth that no matter what happens, we are safe in the arms of a God who will carry us into an even more beautiful story than what we could have ever thought of ourselves. So let’s just pause now and breathe in the experience of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Conversations with God

 

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Held in the arms of the Creator

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Awesome Creator, quiet down the noise and speak in our silence. Connect us to Your Word by reconnecting us with each other. Capture our imagination. Lead us in Your direction as we lead others. Change the story that the world tells us because we cannot share in God’s love if we do not share in God’s compassion. Give us the strength to let go of limitations, mistakes and ego because only out of our nothingness can You create a new beginning and new possibilities.

Holding on to what was will only hold us back from living in the present, and we will miss life if we try too hard to shape the future.   All we have is now. All we have is God and each other. So let’s hold on to the truth, the truth that the created is forever held in the arms of the Creator one scarred hand to the other.

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2016 in Conversations with God

 

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We need to love

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Lord God, “Your mercy fills the space between our hearts and Yours” (Emilie Kirkpatrick). We’re here because we forget that we are always in Your presence.   We’re here because we need the strength of Your word to drown out the noise of this world.   Speak the truth that pierces through the darkness of our minds and hearts so that we will know that no matter what happens in this life, we do not need to be afraid to live in the victory of Christ.

Because of You, we can be the change. We don’t have to make the same mistakes that other people made before us. We can step outside of ourselves and see each other, one sinner to another, in need of the same grace, love and forgiveness. We don’t need judgment and we don’t need to judge. We need to love and love is the only way that others will know who and what we are.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Conversations with God

 

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Everything starts with God

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God of today, tomorrow and yesterday we thank You for the time that You gift us in this life.   Help us to see that You are our shield from an unforgiving world. Create clarity in this moment so that we can let go of things that don’t matter.   Reveal to us the things that we need to strip away so that we can clearly see our purpose in Your story.

Everything starts with an idea…a vision. Be the vision that is the foundation of each thought we have. So that every word we say and every step we take is rooted in the truth of the Word of God.

“For not our righteousness but the righteousness of Christ, reconciled us to God and redeemed us from sin” (Martin Luther). Because of Christ, we can be the voice for those too afraid to speak. Because of Christ, we can be the change needed to impact this world. Because of Christ, we know God’s love. And we “encounter God every time we encounter love” (Rev. Jeff Hood). So let us experience love now and forever.

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Conversations with God

 

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It all starts with God

 

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Creator God, thank You for Your presence that never leaves us.   Teach us how to start this week with You as the focus. It’s so easy to focus on ourselves, but doing so will not reveal our life’s purpose. Help us to be open to the possibilities of God. Rearrange our priorities so that we are not holding onto things because “a life devoted to things is a dead life, (but) a God-shaped life is a flourishing one” (Proverbs 11:28). Brings us back to basics. Bring us back to You.

In this place, we see many people but know only a few. Change that. And when life tries to confuse us or change our direction, remind us that everything starts with God. And God is the strength that we need to endure the storms of life.   God is how and why we can persevere beyond the imperfections of this life. God is everything that we need.

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Conversations with God

 

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Courage to look at ourselves

Stained Glass window at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Henderson, NV

Stained glass window at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Henderson, NV

Lord Jesus, You are the One who bore the cross for all of our sins so that we could live.  Create a space within, where change can happen in our hearts and minds because we’re guilty of doing “anything…to avoid facing (our) own souls.” (C.G. Jung) Give us the courage to look at our own hearts and see what You see and not what we want to see.

We are not the activators of our own healing or growth. You are.   So strengthen us to take up our cross and walk with You. Help us to tell a different story of compassion. A story where we feed the hungry, aid the sick, and give to the poor because “whatever (we) did for one of the least of these (we) did to (You).” (Matthew 25:40)

Lord God, don’t let anything stop us from embracing the truth that we can make a difference in this world. Remind us that it’s not about tomorrow or yesterday. It’s about today. Right now, right here, with the God who will never leave our side. In the name of the all knowing and ever loving God we pray. Amen.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2015 in Conversations with God

 

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Only one category

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Great Provider, let us be aligned with You, O God. Mend the broken and embrace the forgotten. Remind us, that “our glory cannot save us, but the Glory of God is eternal” (Jonathan Cahn).   Speak to us directly and cure the infection of hate, so that we can be propelled into the Light of the world and be instruments of healing.   Don’t let us get lost in the desert of unused life.   Open up the floodgates and wash away the hurt and the shame.   And from our nothingness, create in us a clean heart and a clear mind that seeks You in everything that we do.

Calm the storms when we are overwhelmed by the hunger of the multitudes. Remind us that it is not what we have that will provide but that God will always provide when we come up short. “In Jesus, there is not one category of people who heal and one who need wholeness.   There is not one category of people who minister and one who needs care. There is just one category: Hungry sinners in need of a Savior” (Nadia Boltz Webber). So let’s claim our miracle today and grab hold of the only truth that matters: That there is salvation and hope in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2015 in Conversations with God

 

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Aligned with God

Original Oil Pointing commissioned by New Song Church

Original Oil Pointing commissioned by New Song Church

Let us be aligned with You, O God. Allow us to embrace the changes that resonate with God’s Holy plan. Calm the storms around us and within us by letting “love diminish our fears” (Rev. Zelda Kennedy). And even when we’re caught in the winds of the world, please don’t let us ever stop witnessing the gospel of Jesus Christ. For “sin (will) happen whenever we refuse to keep growing” (Richard Rohr). So nourish our growing relationship with You, O Lord, and remind us that “hope will never be silent” (Harvey Milk).

“Love cannot be taught. Love comes from God alone, and must be incarnated and experienced” (Rev. Jeff Hood). “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter” (MLK). The love of God will not be silent and neither will we. We will not look away from those whom we can help. We can and will be the transformed compassionate children of Almighty God, so that all will know that they are loved. So that all will know that they are healed and forgiven. So that all will know that they truly belong.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2015 in Conversations with God

 

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