A Shield

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Prov. 30:5

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A prayer for healing

To preserve our blessed land we must look to God… It is time to realize that we need God more than He needs us… We also have His promise that we could take to heart with regard to our country, that “If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Let us, young and old, join together, as did the First Continental Congress, in the first step, in humble heartfelt prayer. Let us do so for the love of God and His great goodness, in search of His guidance and the grace of repentance, in seeking His blessings, His peace, and the resting of His kind and holy hands on ourselves, our nation, our friends in the defense of freedom, and all mankind, now and always. The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America… Our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal. Today, we utter no prayer more fervently than the ancient prayer for peace on Earth. If I had a prayer for you today, among those that have all been uttered, it is that one we’re so familiar with: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace….” And God bless you all.

Ronald Reagan; A prayer for healing (from a speech to the American people, February 6, 1986):

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Quietly Sitting                   christmas tree
Open in heart
Beautiful light
Aglow, impart

Silent night
A luminous tree
Visible gifts
Anticipation, glee

Pondering history
That ancient scene
Gift of love
Foretold, foreseen

Long past
Yet Jesus is here
Born in my spirit
Heart, tears

Kneeling quietly
Moved by love
Beautiful light
Gift, dove

Peaceful rest
In freedom stand
Holy Spirit
Gifts, hand

By Julie Armendariz

 

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He Will Save His People

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.        Matthew 1:21

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Behold

Night settles in
Sounds of bleating begin to calm
Around the fire shepherds gather
For the night is long

Listening quietly
Night watch draws near
Stars softly shinning
Sleeping in the clear

Then behold
An angel appeared
Gods glory shinning
Deeply the shepherds feared

Listen, fear not!
It’s good news I bring
Today the Messiah has been born
And all of heaven sings

Tenderly he lays
A newborn babe in a manger
Wrapped snugly in strips of cloth
Yes, He is Christ the Savior!

Speechless are they
For now a multitude of angels filled the sky
The shepherds quaking deep in their hearts
As the heavens gave glory to God most high

Then the angels departed
And only the bleating of sheep filled the air
But the shepherds hearts were beating
We must see what God has declared

By Julie Armendariz

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Every Good Gift

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights… James 1:17a

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What If

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Finding Hope

Our testimony is evidence of Gods love to those who need hope.

“Thank the Lord! Praise his name! Tell the world about his wondrous love and how mighty he is!” Isaiah 12:4 TLB

I am prayerful you will share here, at your table , or with friends this Thanksgiving Season of how God’s wondrous love has changed your life.

When I think of Jesus three words come to mind…Love, Peace, and Healing. He has made these a growing reality in my life as I have come to know Him more and more. This has given me hope and a greater love to share with those around me. He is an intimate God!

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Worthy to be Praised

Jesus I am overwhelmed by your greatness.
Whenever I search your word, I am humbled by your wisdom.
When I look up at the stars, I am moved by your magnitude.
When your light and spirit touch me, I am changed by your embrace.
When I ponder life and consider the human body, I am in awe of your craftsmanship.
When I trust you, my heart is calmed in your love and mercy.
You are Almighty and Worthy to be praised!!

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

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Thanksgiving Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions– to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go: Washington

 

 

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