When The Way ahead is not clear......

posted 19 Jul 2011, 05:26 by Mark Broomhead
As we come before you Lord
Show us your Way
Reveal your truth in us
Give us Life

Guide us lord
"when the way ahead is not clear and inspirations not here
when i'm in a dry and desert place and i wan't to see you face to face
when the scriptures seem so dead to me and i don't feel like i've been set free
when all around they sing of victory but it is only darkness that i see

i don't want to worship from afar, i don't want to worship foreign gods
and if to worship is to kiss, i won't settle for any less than this

could you look into my eyes tonight?
could you purify my mind tonight?
could you come and change my life tonight jesus? 
if i worship you because you are lord
you sketched the heavens and created the world
and called my name before the day i was born
Jesus, you're my Lord" brian houston

Psalm 89

An Ethan Prayer
 1-4 Your love, God, is my song, and I'll sing it! I'm forever telling everyone how faithful you are. 
   I'll never quit telling the story of your love— 
      how you built the cosmos 
      and guaranteed everything in it. 
   Your love has always been our lives' foundation, 
      your fidelity has been the roof over our world. 
   You once said, "I joined forces with my chosen leader, 
      I pledged my word to my servant, David, saying, 
   'Everyone descending from you is guaranteed life; 
      I'll make your rule as solid and lasting as rock.'" 

 5-18 God! Let the cosmos praise your wonderful ways, 
      the choir of holy angels sing anthems to your faithful ways! 
   Search high and low, scan skies and land, 
      you'll find nothing and no one quite like God
   The holy angels are in awe before him; 
      he looms immense and august over everyone around him. 
   God-of-the-Angel-Armies, who is like you, 
      powerful and faithful from every angle? 
   You put the arrogant ocean in its place 
      and calm its waves when they turn unruly. 
   You gave that old hag Egypt the back of your hand, 
      you brushed off your enemies with a flick of your wrist. 
   You own the cosmos—you made everything in it, 
      everything from atom to archangel. 
   You positioned the North and South Poles; 
      the mountains Tabor and Hermon sing duets to you. 
   With your well-muscled arm and your grip of steel— 
      nobody trifles with you! 
   The Right and Justice are the roots of your rule; 
      Love and Truth are its fruits. 
   Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise, 
      who shout on parade in the bright presence of God
   Delighted, they dance all day long; they know 
      who you are, what you do—they can't keep it quiet! 
   Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us— 
      you've been so good to us! We're walking on air! 
   All we are and have we owe to God
      Holy God of Israel, our King!

Romans 15:1-13

The Message (MSG)

 1-2 Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, "How can I help?"

 3-6That's exactly what Jesus did. He didn't make it easy for himself by avoiding people's troubles, but waded right in and helped out. "I took on the troubles of the troubled," is the way Scripture puts it. Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it's written for us. God wants the combination of his steady, constant calling and warm, personal counsel in Scripture to come to characterize us, keeping us alert for whatever he will do next. May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we'll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!

 7-13So reach out and welcome one another to God's glory. Jesus did it; now you do it! Jesus, staying true to God's purposes, reached out in a special way to the Jewish insiders so that the old ancestral promises would come true for them. As a result, the non-Jewish outsiders have been able to experience mercy and to show appreciation to God. Just think of all the Scriptures that will come true in what we do! For instance: 

   Then I'll join outsiders in a hymn-sing; 
   I'll sing to your name!
And this one: 
   Outsiders and insiders, rejoice together!
And again: 
   People of all nations, celebrate God! 
   All colours and races, give hearty praise!
And Isaiah's word: 
   There's the root of our ancestor Jesse, 
      breaking through the earth and growing tree tall, 
   Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope!
Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!

courage Prayer
Lord give us the courage to trust you
Lord give us the courage to dream bigger dreams
Lord give us the courage to live dangerous lives
Lord give us the courage to love the unlovable
Lord give us the courage to give everything
Lord give us the courage to love me like you do
Lord give us the courage to live with uncertainty 
Lord give us the courage to trust you
in the name of my god father son and holy spirit amen


Bless us and keep us lord
Thanks be to god