It is the Father who speaks, it is the Word that is spoken, it is the Breath that makes the sound, and it is in silence we hear. Lord, quiet our hearts and minds, open them to your Presence, and order them to Your will.
Week of Prayer is one of my favourite things that we do together as a church. I love picking a time slot where I know I can set aside whatever I'm doing to pick a quiet spot in the house, put on some peaceful music, light a candle or two and spend time with God. It's a time where I can re-evaluate where I am at with God and where I'd like to be. This
Lord, We meet you in the stillness to pray for our own personal needs. We surrender our façade – the image of self-sufficiency we have constructed for ourselves. We let go of who we feel we should be, and dwell in your presence in the freedom of who we really are. You see us, Lord. And you know us intimately. We rush around as though we have it all together. But you see the innermost
Father of all, You love me wide as the world, and You still have space to love every other an equal span. So Your love wraps round this earth seven billion times over. I want my love to go the distance too. But I confess I’m caught in my own tiny world; caring most about the things I can see, taste, and touch. Caring most about myself. The seven billion others an afterthought,
Our Gracious Father, You are our sovereign God—the Creator of all things good. You knit us in our mother’s womb and have made us in your image—to be glory carriers; to be salt and light into the world. Thank you for our Church. Thank you for your faithfulness over generations. Thank you for your provision and blessings in our midst. We praise you for the growing diversity—in all ways imaginable—in the Church. We thank you
“In panic I cried out, "I am cut off from the LORD!" But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help.” Psalm 31:22 God, we know you never forsake us. You care deeply about the details of our lives and promise never to leave. We know you call us to care for those around us, yet in the busyness of our daily lives, we sometimes overlook those who need it most.
Our gracious heavenly Father, As we enter into this new year and this week of prayer at FV, we recognize that we are a privileged people to be able to live and worship in this community of Palermo. You have drawn us from all around the globe, from across this great country of Canada, and from all over this province to train us to see Palermo as our mission field. Lord, we pray that we
God we come before you with grateful hearts for the tremendous talent within our church. We are a body filled with capable leaders already doing great things. It is so easy to depend on our gifts to bring our church success and we sometimes lose sight of why we were so richly blessed in the first place. Forgive us when we fail to heed Your calling in our lives or as a community. Despite our
We’re several weeks into 2014 now. As usual, the year started with the flurry of resolutions, goals, vows to do better. Programs got back up and running, and after the busy Christmas season, many of us were happy to settle back into routine. What better way to start our year, to prepare our hearts for what’s to come, than with a week of prayer? Being relatively new to Forestview, this year was my first time
"He says that by unwearying efforts, by constantly recalling his mind to the presence of God, a habit has been formed within him." -The Practice Of The Presence Of God, by Brother Lawrence Dear Lord, Sometimes we tend to stray from You. When we are with others Your presence isn't always acknowledged. We're distracted by friendships here, when really nothing is more important than our relationship with You. Sometimes we get obsessed over what others