Pithy Prayer July 17th, 2018

Image result for transitory nature on earthAs I age, I am constantly reminded, O God, of my transitory stay on earth and your eternal reign in heaven. Give me a sense of my place before you as I seek your will.

Thank you for sending Jesus as the demonstration of your love. I love you, Father. I love you for who you are and what you have done. I love you for what you have promised. I love you for the blessings you shower upon me. I love you for giving me hope. I love you because you first loved me. I love you because you are worthy of all love. But I confess that my love is not as strong as yours, so please, fill me with your love by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Almighty and everlasting Father, I believe that because you have adopted me into your family that death will never claim me because I am yours through Jesus, your son and my Lord, risen from the dead.

Lord, I confess that I have not been on fire for you as often as I would have liked. Please kindle in me a renewed zeal and passion for you and your work in the world.

Amen.

Beloved

BELOVED

The God of the universe
The same God that paints the sunsets
The same God that made the world
Has chosen to call me His beloved

I did not have to earn His love
He pursued, wouldn’t let me go
I rebelled, I thought enough,
Then He called me His beloved

I felt His love envelop me
A love so unconditional
Had never felt so great a peace
I knew it was a miracle

If I listen when I pray
I can gently hear Him say
‘You are mine”–I feel so blessed
Knowing I am His beloved

My role in this is to be-loved
Not because of who I am
But because of who He is

God is love

I am beloved, I am His

By:

Lissette Trahan

Comments on Beloved

What a wonderful word “Beloved”

Why am I called His Beloved? Not
because I earned it, not because I am
worthy. I sin everyday.

What have I ever done to deserve that
unconditional love?

The Bible says
Beloved, now we are the children of God.

He loved me first, He chose me. He died so
that I would receive Him.
The Holy Spirit.

John was the “the beloved disciple” who
leaned on Jesus during the last supper. Who
was given the honor to take care of Mary.
He was the one disciple at the cross,

I humbly accept being His beloved.
Undeserved, unconditional love.
I am filled with joy and gratitude.

1 John 3:2
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it
doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we
know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.”