Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Prayer of a Believer

Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally.
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.
I open the door of my life to you and ask you to come in as my Savior and Lord.
Take control of my life.
Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life.
Make me the kind of person you want me to be.

Make my senses be focus upon You always.
That I see You before everyone and everything.
In my sleep and awaken times.
Now and forever. Amen

The Jewish Atheist

The Jewish Atheist
On New York's Upper West Side lived an assimilated Jew who was a militant atheist. But he sent his son to Trinity School because, despite its denominational roots, it’s a great school and completely secular.After a month, the boy comes home and says casually, “By the way Dad, do you know what ‘Trinity’ means? It means the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.”The father can barely control his rage. He seizes his son by the shoulders and declares, “Danny, I’m going to tell you something now and I want you never to forget it. There is only one God. AND we don’t believe in Him!”

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Restore our Fortunes

Restore Our Fortunes
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
then were we like those who dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations,
"The Lord has done great things for them."
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are glad indeed.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like the watercourses of the Negev.
Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
carrying the seed,
will come again with joy,
shouldering their sheaves.
- Psalms 126: 1-6

Prayer for Children Going to School

Prayer for Children Going to School
A new adventure awaits themas they prepare for school.
Excitement for new possibilities
and fear of the unknownmingle in their hearts.
Thoughts of achievement and failureslow their footsteps.
Bless all children this day, O God.
Give them inquiring and discerning hearts,
courage to persevere in all they undertake,
the gift of joy and wonder in all things,
laughter and love to share with all,
and sure and certain knowledge
of your unfailing love.Amen.

- V C A