Resurrected Living
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Posts Tagged ‘Prayer

A Prayer for Guidance in Youth and Old Age

January 7, 2016

Father God, thank you for the light you have given me and have enabled me to walk in thus far. Praise be to you, my God, Dispeller and Defeater of darkness, my light and my salvation! Forgive me of every grain of darkness in me. I beg you to continue to be patient with me […]

To the God Who Makes All Things New

January 6, 2016

Almighty Father in heaven, we thank You for making all things new! We praise You now as our Creator, and we will praise You forever as our Re-Creator in Jesus Christ. Thank You for washing us, cleansing us, and purifying us, for hiding Your face from our sins and blotting out our iniquities through the […]

A Prayer for the New Year

January 5, 2016

Our God, Our Father in heaven, We come before the throne of your grace, seeking your face, humbled by your presence. You are a God of steadfast love, your mercies are new every morning, and your faithfulness is toward every generation. What can we render to you for your benefits toward us in this past […]

A New Year’s Prayer

January 1, 2016

To the Progenitor of all I offer up my new year’s prayer, and i now commit my past and future into your tender care. The year behind has been mingled– blazing joy laced with bitter tears. Now, as I look toward this year I’m bludgeoned by unforeseen fears. But all my life I give to […]

The Purpose of Practices

September 10, 2015

In the most famous sermon Jesus ever preached, he repeats several phrases over and over again. One of those phrases is “when you”. He says things like “when you give to the needy” (Matt. 6:2), “when you pray” (6:5, 7), and “when you fast” (6:16). Jesus assumes that we will have incorporated these practices and […]

What are Vain Repetitions?

June 4, 2015

“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking” (Matt. 6:7, KJV). The phrase “vain repetitions” comes from the translation of Matthew 6:7 in the King James version. It is a translation of the Greek word battalogeo. This is the […]

A Back to School Prayer

August 21, 2014

Father of heaven and earth and all creation, I praise your holy and glorious name. I thank you for the privilege of learning. You have filled this world with things too wonderful to comprehend. You are the source of all goodness, beauty, and truth. I am amazed by the little I have come to know […]

The Difficulty of Forgiveness

June 25, 2014

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15) Why is forgiveness so difficult? It might be because we often think of forgiveness as a word. We say “I forgive you” and […]

A Prayer by G.K. Chesterton

June 13, 2013

O God of earth and altar, in mercy hear our cry; our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; the walls of gold entomb us, the words of scorn divide; take not Thy thunder from us, but take away our pride. From all that terror teaches, from lies of pen and tongue; from all […]

A Prayer by Karl Barth

February 20, 2013

  Karl Barth was one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. The following is a prayer from the conclusion of a sermon he preached to prisoners in Basel, Switzerland. O Lord, our God! Thou art great, exalted and holy above us and above all men. This is thy glory that thou dost not […]