He Still Walks with Us

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Even after all this time, He still walks with us

through all the fires and ruins

of our world, and even through

our own disasters,

our shattered sense of who we are,

He walks by our side,

do you feel His foorprints

in your heart? His presence deep within.

Even after all this time He still walks with us.

    

Poem and Image Copyright© 2018, WalkingthroughPsalms

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Always in Your Strength

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Lord God, I pray You would help me to be true to myself,

to be who You have created me to be,

even if I am different

or not far to the right,

empower me to speak

the poems in my heart,

to be filled with Your light,

and to walk always

in Your strength.

Amen.

    

Prayer Poem and Image Copyright © 2018, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving

20170503_161337 “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us,

and we are his; we are his people,

the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise

his name. For the Lord is good

and his love endures forever;

His faithfulness continues

through all generations.”

Psalm 100: 2-5

Wow! Hallelujah! If you think high praise of God started with a non-denominational church — think again!

This is one of those classic psalms that combines the 2 essential elements of thankfulness and praise. What power there is in these two interwoven themes.

And there is a key theological truth here that is at the core of all we believe, did you catch it?

Read through it again, and see if you can find it. I’ll wait here.

Ok, so did you find it? Well…… if you guessed…….we are made by Him – you’re right!

Your life has never been by chance, you are not a mistake…..and there is always hope – because you were made by Him! Hallelujah again!

Lord God we thank you, and praise You! And help us to understand there is always hope. Amen!

    

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible

 

 

Hope and a Future

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“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,

plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans

to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

The prophet Jeremiah was often called the “weeping” prophet. God’s people had gone through some terrible times, and most were now in exile, in Babylon, when this was written.

Everything had been shattered. When I thought about this, I thought of how this can apply to us today. Sometimes we are broken, and we need to hear encouragement from heaven.

And in our most broken moments, it seems as if it is all over, nothing good will happen again. But…..look what God does here.

This is not some TED talk, this is the Creator, the Lord God Almighty, saying He has plans for us…..and good things are in store! Hallelujah!!

He gives us hope!! And thankfully we do have a future! We can trust in Him, even in our worst times.

Lord God, our Heavenly Father, thank you for your plans for us! Help us to trust in you, even in the most difficult times. And as we let go of our fears, fill us Lord God with an incredible and amazing……sense of hope. Amen!!

     

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible

We Wait in Hope

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“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,

even as we put our hope in you.”

Psalm 33: 20-22

We often think of God helping us, but have you ever thought of the Lord, as your shield? Kind of cool huh?

When we look at the next line, we see that God wants us to have our hearts rejoicing. The two lines are very much connected. When we are we rejoicing in God, He becomes our shield! Yay! He is our protector.

And here, our waiting in hope is that active trusting, and having faith in Him, that we’ve mentioned before.

And I love the prayer at the end, asking that His unfailing love be with us! Amen!

Lord God, these lines say it all. Help us to trust in you, with our hearts rejoicing. Be a shield for us Lord God, and may You be with us always. Amen!

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

A Prayer for Cancer Patients

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Lord God, you know everything we face, and for those facing cancer right now, we ask that you would be with them in a special way.

You know the pain, You know the fear, Lord God bring comfort and hope.

Bring encouraging words through family and friends, and Lord – maybe even some hugs!

Please help the doctors to help each patient according to their needs.

And Lord God, if it is Your will please bring healing!! We humbly ask You our God. Amen.

    

Prayer Poem and Image Copyright © 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

You Are Mine

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“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name;

you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers, they will not

sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,

you will not be burned….”

Isaiah 43: 1b, 2a

In this portion God speaks of Israel going through a tough time, but He reaffirms his faithfulness to His people.

Ain’t it so cool when God says He is with us, and He encourages us to not be afraid? We need to hear that I think, on a regular basis, especially in today’s world.

And I love how He illustrates here the trials we face, and yet He says, “I will be with you!” We are His! Hallelujah!

Lord God thank You that You are not only all powerful, but You are with us, all the way, every day! Our God, please continue to watch over us and keep us safe. Amen.

   

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quote from the NIV Bible

Life, Prosperity and Honor

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“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life,

prosperity and honor.

One who is wise can go up

against the city of the mighty

and pull down the stronghold

in which they trust.”

Proverbs 21: 22, 22

Notice that there are two main areas where can find life, prosperity and honor. Righteousness here means in doing right, and of course there is love.

This reminds me so much of the Book of James! In other words putting our faith into action, not only walking around with having faith in our hearts.

And when we are wise in this way we have victory over powerful forces that attempt to hold us back!

Thank you Father God for these encouraging words! Help us to be living examples of Who you are, and help us to live victorious lives. Amen!

    

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible