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Mother’s Day Prayer

Several years ago my best friends mom made these origami for me.  She is no longer with us and I can now return these gifts to my best friend for her wedding.

Several years ago my best friends mom made these origami for me. She is no longer with us and I can now return these gifts to my best friend for her wedding.

Loving Creator, You gave each of us a mother that gave us life. No matter what, we must honor our parents by loving them as You, our Heavenly Father, love us. We can lift them up instead of bringing them down. We can be thankful for their contribution to our lives instead of forgetting them. We can also forgive them as we have been forgiven.   Each of us has the opportunity to reflect God’s love to all people. So let’s love those that gave us life and give thanks to those who have nurtured, cared for, and taught us even if we were not their children. Let’s watch over every mother who is currently with child. And let us help strengthen their faith and the faith of those around them in the truth of Jesus Christ. And for the child that yearns for a mother that is not there, we pray that the church will rise up for those that cannot help themselves. And for those who grieve for a mother that has left this world, we ask that You keep the memories of love, family and honor ever etched into the memories of their children so that the love of God, that dwells in all of us, will always connect us and bind us together from generation to generation until the end of time.  Thank You, Lord, for the gift of life and for the gift of those who raised us. As we honor them, we honor You. To God be the glory.

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Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Prayer for the Philippines

This was my tribute to the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013.  This not only hit me personally because of the fact that the typhoon hit my parent’s homeland but the epicenter of the typhoon was my mother’s home town of Tacloban in Leyte.  All of the buildings, including my family home, were destroyed.  I never had a chance to see where my mother grew up and now I never will.

I realized how easy it is to forget where you come from.  You forget, or are unaware, of the lives of those who have come before you.  You don’t understand the sacrifice and trials that your ancestors endured so that you could live.

However, amidst all of this tragedy, one beautiful truth remains ever true in my heart: The faith that my parents taught me is the same faith that the their parents taught them.  This direct lineage of the gospel truth is what resounds ever true in my heart today and always will.  So yes, the house is gone but the home and the family remain forever in the kingdom of God.  I will cling to the promise that our Heavenly Father has made to me and to all of through His Son, Jesus Christ, that…

“In Christ, there are no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I’ll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again, to see you again”  – Homesick by MercyMe.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Conversations with God, Worship Leader

 

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