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Please open the hearts of all people that love might flow freely in this dark and desolate looking world.
Originally posted by SpiritofEnoch
I hope it is not seen to be in poor conscience that I offer this prayer to God and share it with my brothers and sisters. Believers, I would ask that you take this prayer to heart. Non-believers can look at it to see a glimpse of the things I care enough to pray for.
My Lord everlasting, I pray to you that I might have the strength to accompany my brothers and sisters in Spirit through these times which can be most trying of our faith. I hope that you will allow us the strength in you to persevere over all challenges this world can bring before us. The love you have given us we freely share with the world regardless of nation or tongue, creed or sexual preference, for that is the light that you have shown us. Be our eternal lighthouse, shining always in the deep and murky fog, that we might always know the way to you. Forgive the transgressions of us, the weak-hearted, and let us all be washed in the blood of the Lamb, and let our trust in you be the light that guides us away from our sinful nature. Please let only the thoughts of love enter our minds, for we know these come only from you and your Spirit. If we should think of anything that is not love and is born of spite, anger, or hatred, forgive us and take these thoughts from us, as we know these come not from you. Please open the hearts of all people that love might flow freely in this dark and desolate looking world. We know that these and all things will be done according to your will, and in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.
Originally posted by FidelityMusic
Funny thing is you basically got me to pray, haven't had a decent prayer since I stopped going to Church 5-6 years ago. Great prayer, very profound.
Originally posted by Elvis Hendrix
Dearest Lord,Oh All seeing and Caring Lord,My cup overfloweth with Quandries.For all the dead and maimed by futile wars,Where were you?For all the starving children baking in the stinking heat of the third world,Where are you?For all the sexually abused infants defiled by your priests,What were you thinking.Oh omnipresent one, you seemed to have missed one or two things.When will you save us?Or are you simply a figment of our weak and helpless imaginations?Give me a sign oh wonderous one...Anything really.......Good night maryellen, Goodnight Jimbob.
Originally posted by SpiritofEnoch
reply to post by NewAgeMan
There is no need to cast judgement. Elvis Hendrix is not pathetic, he is just wise to the sufferings of man. What he sees in them overpowers any belief in God, for he cannot see God's compassion. That we are all given a chance to live, God's most precious gift of Life to him holds no meaning, for he sees the wickedness of man's deeds and weeps for the tormented victims, and asks "Can any God suffer this and consider himself Holy? This despicable thing He hath wrought, I shall suffer not him, even denying His name into my very death."
I say to you, NewAgeMan, this man even without his knowing is filled with God's Spirit, as was given to us at the creation of the world. It is in this way that God has offered redemption to all men throughout all time, without need for labels such as Christian and Muslim. That even those which deny the name of the Holy Spirit are still moved and swayed by it.
Originally posted by godlover25
reply to post by Elvis Hendrix
He will be what He will be and you should not speak to your Master and Maker in such a tone,
It's really not healthy....
Point your bitterness at the wretched men who commited such atrocities, not the One who offers Hope and Redemption and Eternal Life to all who come to Him
Also, if you take away the sarcastic tone of your prayer, and drop to your knees in humility, maybe, just maybe, the God you don't believe in, the God who breaths His breath into you and blesses you day after day, WILL reveal Himself to you.....
He is very able to reveal Himself to whomever He so pleases,,,
It's not a question of if He's able, or if He exists, it's a question of if He's willing and are you seeking?