Thursday, 9 August 2007

A Heart of Praise

My heart is overwhelmed with praise to God.

I will praise You Lord with my life.
I will worship You Lord with my mind, body, soul and spirit.
I will contemplate You Lord through my five senses.
I will sing and I will be silent.
I will dance and I will kneel.
I will lift my eyes to heaven.
I will close my eyes in prayer.
I will speak and I will listen.

"It 's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself - Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration." John 4: 23-24 (MSG)

Friday, 3 August 2007


On November 5, 1987 I wrote:

"Father, what are friends?... Are they people that you share a bit of yourself with along life's journey? Someone to keep step with for a part of the way until we take separate paths? Is there such a thing as a forever friend? One who will always be there to offer an encouraging word?

Lord, please help me to be a true friend to others. What is a true friend? Is it someone who is trustworthy; who will keep a confidence; believe the best and disregard the worst? Is it someone who will love me enough to correct me when I am wrong and then forgive me?

Lord, I have had so many friends throughout my life. Thank you for those special people whose lives have touched mine. I pray that when others look back on their friendship with me they will have happy memories too."

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