Broken record

Dear God
You are holy, your motives are totally pure. Not like me – even my best deeds are like filthy rags to you!

God why do I feel so upset about not seeing my bf more?
Yesterday I was hoping to drop over to his house in the afternoon but he said 7pm suited him better. I was feeling annoyed… But then felt guilty last night because he said the reason was that he felt sick! Oops!

Last week i felt disappointed because I told him we hadn’t got much time together just the 2 of us and then the next day his family made a wee comment about it which I felt was a dig towards me.

Lord I am complaining and I know I shouldn’t because you have blessed me abundantly!

Thank you for my lovely friends, sweet, caring boyfriend, generous family, good boss and fantastic job! Thank you that I’m getting to church this morning. Please bless me today as I’m oncall, may my phone battery last long enough!

I bless you Jesus for providing for me continually! Much better than I look after myself!!!
Fill me up with your Holy Spirit and direct my paths. Bless * and keep him well and whole! I love you Lord. Forgive me for my many complaints, I’m sure you get tired hearing them.. I’m like a broken record, yet you still love me unconditionally, help me to be like that too!

Everything has changed lately – getting kicked out of my room, finding new digs, doing a new job, leaving small group, moving to the seaside! It’s for the better I guess…just would love it more if there was a small group for my age here. Please Lord may I find one soon!

In Jesus name I pray! Amen

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Endless love

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Dear God,

I just want to spend some time with you this morning, before clearing up everything from yesterday, before showering and getting ready for another day with the extended family, and before going back to work tomorrow. I do love my job though!

Thank you so much for—
1/ Warm snuggly pyjamas,
2/ A family who love me,
3/ Good health,
4/ Pretty clothes and jewellery,
5/ The ability and ready access to read your word
6/ Tasty and nutritious food
7/ Forgiveness, grace and mercy
8/ A great job
9/ Caring friends
10/ and last but definitely not least – your endless love

Please God show me what you want me to know today, help me to obey you. Lord you are my best friend, closer than a brother. You know everything about me. You know my name, you made me. You picked my physical features, my personality traits and gave me a soul. Lord help me to be a blessing to EVERYONE I meet and help me to make a difference in your name Jesus for the people in this world who I may or may not meet, who are the most vulnerable. Help me take my part in building your kingdom and thank you for the privilege of that!

Your disciples were not the most charismatic, charming, educated, richest men. You chose the unpopular, weak, uneducated, unrecognised, poor and simple people to spread your marvellous good news. Help me always remember that, sorry for judging people, please help me see them through your eyes Jesus…with compassion, genuine interest and seeing their potential and purpose and seeing the best in them.

God you are good, continue moulding me Lord, I have a long way to go, every day I mess up. Thank you for how easy it is to come to you, you are so approachable. I love you. Please speak to me now through your living word.

Glory to you Lord God.
Amen. Amen. Amen.

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Inequality is awful

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O Lord,

I’ve posted my application. May your will be done.

Last night I watched The Butler in the cinema. It’s crazy how black people were treated, and not that long ago either, separate seating in cafés, lower wages, no promotions, no rights.

Then I started thinking about us here today, separate schools for Roman Catholic and Protestant children. How shocking is that? Segregation still going on. Do I really want my children to grow up in that kind of divided environment?

Are there issues like this going on in every country? Hate in every family, every home, every person. What about love? Friendship. The Good Samaritan. WWJD. Charities…

Please God help me not to turn a blind eye when I see (or hear of) injustice, inequality, racism or sectarianism. God help me to do what Jesus did. You don’t look at outward appearance, you look at the heart. Please help me to see the best in everyone I come into contact with.

Sorry God for procrastinating. Sorry for not reading your word lately, or speaking to you as often recently. Help me to spend more time with you Jesus. Fill me up with your Holy Spirit, set a fire down in my soul, renew my love for you. I want to come fully back to you.

Thank you for your faithfulness and your provision, open my eyes to see the world as you see it and give me spiritual wisdom and godly understanding to realise creative solutions to the issues around me.

Christmas is coming. The season of celebrating your awesome provision.
May we celebrate your birthday appropriately and joyfully!
I love you.

Amen.

 

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You increase

To wait for God is never a waste of time.O Lord, Hey last night I hoped that guy would want to meet up with me. He said he’d text when he found out what his mate was doing. I suppose at least I had a good night with my best friend – hot choc, crisps and popcorn, yum! He clearly isn’t interested in me, so please Lord help me to forget about him and focus on you. Lord you are worthy, you alone are worthy to receive glory, honour, praise, admiration and worship. I want to know you intimately, to hear your voice like Moses did. I want to love you more and be bold for you. Help me not to love worship music but to truly love you. Help me not to be infatuated with finding a husband, but to seek primarily to follow you Jesus. Change my life, shape me, teach me, test me, bless me, forgive me for taking my focus off you so easily. I am your bride, help me to be 100% committed to you, not like Gomer – which is how I act so easily. I want to glorify your name in all the earth. May I decrease and you increase. Who cares about anything else?! Blessed be your name. Show me more of yourself as I read your word now…

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