Text Examples for
Religious

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2 Corinthians 5:7:
We walk by faith not by sight.
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Saint Thomas Aquinas:
Faith is God's work within us.
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Eivind Josef Berggrau:
The peace is won by accompanying God into the battle.
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Charles Dickens:
Reflect upon your present blessings,
of which every man has many.
Not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.
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Prayers:
I hear no voice, I feel no touch, I see no glory bright; But yet I know God you are near, In darkness as in light. You watch ever by my side, And hear my whispered prayer, For Father this little child Both night and day do care.
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Prayers:
My God, I thank Thee, who has made The earth so bright, Full of splendor and of joy, Beauty and light; so many glorious things are here, Noble and right. I thank Thee, too Thou has made Joy to abound; So many gentle thoughts and deeds Circling us round, That in the darkest spot on earth Some love is found.
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Night Prayer:
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Jesus Christ; rest your weary ones; bless your dying ones; soothe your suffering ones; pity your afflicted ones; shield your joyous ones; and all for your love's sake. Amen.
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Jelly Bean Prayer:
RED Is for the blood He gave
GREEN Is for the grass He made
YELLOW Is for the sun so bright
ORANGE Is for the edge of night
BLACK Is for the sins we made
WHITE Is for the grace HE made
PURPLE Is for HIS hour of sorrow
PINK Is for our new tomorrow
A JAR FULL OF JELLY BEANS
SO COLORFUL AND SWEET
IS A PRAYER, IS A PROMISE,
IS EVERYONE'S TREAT.
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Childrens Meal Prayers:
Father, Thank You for this food and for Your loving care. May these precious gifts be shared by children everywhere. For health to be hungry, for food every day, for hands that have served it, we thank Jesus today. God bless this food, that it may make my body strong and free. God bless my life that I may know the joy of serving Thee. Bless me, Lord, from head to feet. Now bless this food we're about to eat. The Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord. For giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain and the apple seed. The Lord is good to me.
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Psalm 92: 1,2:
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
To show forth Thy loving kindness in the morning,
and Thy faithfulness every night.
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Eivind Josef Berggrau:
The peace is won by accompanying God into the battle.
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Charles Dickens:
Reflect upon your present blessings,
of which every man has many.
Not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.
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The Hippocratic Oath:
I swear by Apollo the physician, by Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and
all the gods and goddesses, that according to my ability and my
judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation--to reckon him
who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share
my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look
upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach
them this Art, if they wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that
by precept, lecture, and every mode of instruction, I will impart a
knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and of my teachers, and to
disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of
medicine, but to none others.

I will follow that system or regimen which, according to my ability and
judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from
whatever is deleterious and mischievous.

I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such
counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to
produce abortion.

With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not
cut persons labouring under the stone, but will leave this to be done
by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I
enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from
every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further, from
the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves

Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection
with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to
be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.

While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to
enjoy life and the practice of the Art, respected by all men, in all times.
But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.

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Fireman's Prayer:
When I am called to duty God
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age

Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate

Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out

I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbor and
protect his property

And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my loving family from strife

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The Prayer of Jabez:

Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
for sincerely I believe In the promise of Your goodness:
If I ask, I shall receive. And enlarge my territory,
so that the world may see Your glory and
Your greatness, as Your will is done in me.
That Your hand would be with me, Your power and protection,
As I surrender to Your plan and follow Your direction.
And that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain,
For I have only my self to lose, but eternal reward to gain.
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A Prayer:
God bless you!
I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way...
His love is always with you
His promises are true
No matter what the tribulation
you know he will see you through
So, when the road you're traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Give your problems to the Lord
and God will do the rest
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Nurse's Prayer:
Dear Lord, please give me strength,
To face the day ahead.

Dear Lord, please give me courage,
As I approach each hurting bed.

Dear Lord, please give me wisdom
With every word I speak.

Dear Lord, please give me patience,
As I comfort the sick and weak.

Dear Lord, Please give me assurance,
As the day slips into night.

That I have done the best I can,
That I have done what's right.

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My Nurse's Prayer:
When I falter, give me courage.
When I tire, renew my strength.
When I weaken because I'm human,
Inspire me on to greater length.

If doctors and patients become demanding,
And days are too short for all my duty,
Help me remember I chose to serve,
To do so with grace, and spiritual beauty.

In humility, Lord, I labor long hours,
And though I sometimes may fret;
My mission is mercy.
Abide with me, that I may never forget.

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Father Mychal Judge - FDNY - died 9/11/01:
Lord, take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say; and
Keep me out of your way.
The prayers quoted on this web page were gathered by the World Prayers Project, a nonprofit public service dedicated to gathering the great prayers from all spiritual traditions around the world into a common archive for the purpose of inspiration, study and cross cultural appreciation. For more information please visit - http://www.worldprayers.org
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Mahatma Gandhi - early 20th century:
When I despair,
I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.

Think of it - always.

The prayers quoted on this web page were gathered by the World Prayers Project, a nonprofit public service dedicated to gathering the great prayers from all spiritual traditions around the world into a common archive for the purpose of inspiration, study and cross cultural appreciation. For more information please visit - http://www.worldprayers.org
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Ancient - Tibetan Buddhist - meditation:
May I be filled with loving kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.

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Chinese Philospher - Lao-Tse - 6th Century bce:
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
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A Policeman's Prayer:
Oh Almighty God,
Whose Great Power And Eternal
Wisdom Embraces The Universe,
Watch Over All Policemen and
Law Enforcement Officers.
Protect Them From Harm
In The Performance Of Their Duty
To Stop Crime, Robberies,
Riots And Violence.
We Pray, Help Them Keep
Our Streets And Homes Safe
Day And Night.
We Recommend Them To
Your Loving Care
Because Their Duty Is Dangerous.
Grant Them Your Unending Strength And
Courage In Their Daily Assignments.
Dear God, Protect These
Brave Men & Women,
Grant Them Your Almighty
Protection,
Unite Them Safely With Their
Families After Duty Has Ended.
Amen.
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The Courage To Go On..:
Dear God,
When I am lonely and,
Perhaps I feel despair.
Let not my ailing heart forget,
That YOU hear every prayer..

Remind me that no matter what,
I do or fail to do,
There still is hope for as long
As I have FAITH in YOU..

Let not my eyes be blinded by
Some folly I commit.
But help me to regret my wrong,
And to make up for it..

Inspire me to put my fears,
Upon a hidden shelf,
And in the future never to
Be sorry for myself.

Give me the restful sleep I need,
Before another dawn,
And bless me in the morning with
The Courage To Go On..

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The 7 Second Prayer:
Repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!!
Lord, I love you and I need you. Come into my heart and bless me,
my family, my friends and my home, in Jesus' name.

Amen.
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Saved Prayer:
Heavenly Father, in The Lord Jesus Christ's name,
I believe in my heart that you raised
The Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and
I confess you, Lord Jesus Christ, as my Lord.
Heavenly Father, thank you for my salvation,
in the Lord Jesus Christ's name. I ask you Lord Jesus Christ
to come into my heart and live your life through me,
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for coming into my heart
and being my Lord.
Also, I ask you Lord Jesus Christ to please fill me
with the Holy Sprit. Thanks for filling me Lord Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
amen.
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Prayer for Day Care Providers:
Dear Lord, give me patience
for temper tantrums and spills...
And strength to keep up
with those small but strong wills!
Give me wisdom to love them,
whatever they do...
These dear
little children
belonging to You!
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Our Father:
This, then, is how you should pray:
'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be
thy name, thy kingdom come,
your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have
forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
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Every Day Prayer:
Every Day I need thee Lord,
This day especially

I need some extra strength to face
Whatever is to be

This day more than any day
I need to feel thee near

To fortify my courage
And overcome my fears

By myself I cannot meet the challenges of the hour

There are times when human creatures need a higher power

To bear what must be borne
And so dear Lord I pray

Hold on to my trembling hand
And be with me Today

Amen
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Hymn to the Sun:
Praised be my Lord God with all His creatures; and specially our brother the sun, who brings us the day.
Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon, and for the stars, the which He has set clear and lovely in heaven.
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind, and for air and cloud, calms and all weather, by the which Thou upholdest in life all creatures. . . .
Praised be Thy Lord for our brother fire, through whom Thou givest us light in the darkness;
Praised be my Lord for our mother the earth, the which doth sustain us and keep us and bringeth forth divers fruits, and flowers of many colours, and grass.
Praised be my Lord for all those who pardon one another for His love's sake,
and who endure weakness and tribulation; blessed are they who peaceably
shall endure, for Thou, 0 most Highest, shalt give them a crown! Amen.-
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Noon Grace:
As we gather around this beautiful day,
We thank you for your goodness to us,
and pray God, the hungry everywhere may be fed.
Be with us during this day.
Guide us and keep us,
We ask in your Holy Name.
Amen
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Bible Verse:
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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Our Father:
This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
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Matthew 22:36-40 NIV:
'Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?' Jesus replied:
'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it:
'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
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1 Thessalonians 1:3 NIV:
We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Proverbs 3:13-14 NIV:
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
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Proverbs 12:18 NIV:
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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Romans 8:28 NIV:
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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Matthew 6:9-13 NIV:
This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
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Isaiah 59:1 NIV:
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.
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Mark 1:9-11 NIV:
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: 'You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.'
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2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV:
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
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Matthew 2:11:
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh
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Matthew 18:15 NIV:
If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.
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1 Corinthians 13:3:
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing
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Matthew 7:13-14 NIV:
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
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Psalm 95:1-2 NIV:
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
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Job 38:1-4 NIV:
Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
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Matthew 7:7 NIV:
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
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Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV:
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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Matthew 11:28 NIV:
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
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Mark 11:25:
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
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Psalm 40:2 NIV:
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
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Ephesians 4:26,27 NIV:
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
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John 14:2:
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
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Psalm 37:37 NIV:
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
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Ephesians 4:1-6 NIV:
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-- just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
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Mark 9:23,24 NIV:
If you can? said Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes. Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!
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Isaiah 49:15 NIV:
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
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Ephesians 1:7 NIV:
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.
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James 1:6:
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
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John 14:18 NIV:
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
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Proverbs 3:5,6 NIV:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
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Matthew 7:3 NIV:
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brothers eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
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Ephesians 2:8,9 NIV:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast.
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Proverbs 12:15 NIV:
The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
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Isaiah 26:3,4 NIV:
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
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Isaiah 41:13 NIV:
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
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Luke 4:18:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
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Matthew 7:7 NIV:
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
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John 3:16 NIV:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. --
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John 1:9 NIV:
The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
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Mark 12:31 NIV:
The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
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Philippians 4:12-13 NIV:
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
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Jeremiah 16:16:
Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
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Isaiah 12:1,2 NIV:
In that day you will say: 'I will praise you, O LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.'
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Isaiah 51:6:
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
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Matthew 7:11 NIV:
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
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John 14:1:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
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John 10:27,28 NIV:
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.
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Matthew 16:26:
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
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Psalm 37:4 NIV:
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. -
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Proverbs 21:2:
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
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James 4:10:
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
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Ephesians 6:24 NIV:
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
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1 Peter 3:12:
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
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Psalm 4:8 NIV:
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
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John 5:24 NIV:
I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
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Romans 15:13 NIV:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Proverbs 15:1 NIV:
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
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Mark 11:24:
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
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Matthew 5:4 NIV:
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
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Hebrews 8:11:
And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
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Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV:
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
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Galatians 6:7:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
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Hebrew 13:5-7 NIV:
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'
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Hebrew 10:36 NIV:
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
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Philippians 4:6-7 NIV:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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1 Peter 5:10,11 NIV:
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
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2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV:
Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
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Mark 11:26:
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
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1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV:
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
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1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
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James 3:13:
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
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Acts 10:43 NIV:
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
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Romans 13:8 NIV:
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
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Matthew 5:3 NIV:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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1 John 3:22:
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
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Isaiah 41:10 NIV:
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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Romans 12:15 NIV:
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
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Isaiah 25:1:
O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
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1 Timothy 6:11:
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
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Ephesians 4:32 NIV:
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
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Psalm 41:3 NIV:
The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
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Matthew 5:7 NIV:
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
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Romans 4:7,8 NIV:
Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.
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Matthew 5:8 NIV:
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
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Jeremiah 32:19:
Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
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Isaiah 1:18 NIV:
'Come now, let us reason together,' says the LORD. 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
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Ezekiel 37:12:
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
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Matthew 5:9 NIV:
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
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Luke 12:32:
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
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Matthew 5:10 NIV:
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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Colossians 1:16:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
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Proverbs 16:32 NIV:
Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
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John 9:31:
Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
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Isaiah 44:22 NIV:
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.
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Matthew 25:34:
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
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Isaiah 43:2:
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
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Isaiah 60:20 NIV:
Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.
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Ephesians 5:25 NIV:
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
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Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV:
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
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John 5:19:
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
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Ecclesiastes 12:17 NIV:
For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
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1 Kings 8:23:
And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:
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Acts 10:43 NIV:
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
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Luke 19:8:
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
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Jeremiah 17:14 NIV:
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
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Joshua 1:6-7,9 NIV:
"Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
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Mark 9:23:
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
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2 Timothy 1:12 NIV:
That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.
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Joel 2:32:
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
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Ecclesiastes 7:20 NIV:
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.
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Galatians 6:1 NIV:
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.
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Galatians 5:22-23 NIV:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
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1 Corinthians 10:26:
For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
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James 1:5 NIV:
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
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Jeremiah 10:10:
But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
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Colossians 3:9-10 NIV:
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
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James 1:3-4 NIV:
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
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Galatians 3:26-27 NIV:
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
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Psalm 108:12:
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
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Colossians 3:21 NIV:
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
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Lamentations 3:22:
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
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James 1:17 NIV:
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
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Revelation 3:19-20 NIV:
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
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Mark 12:29:
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
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James 5:16 NIV:
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
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Job 33:4:
The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
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Revelation 21:3-4 NIV:
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
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John 3:5:
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
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Galatians 5:24-26 NIV:
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
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Amos 5:14:
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
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Colossians 3:13-15 NIV:
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
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Revelation 1:7 NIV:
Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
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Galatians 2:20 NIV:
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
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Acts 16:31 NIV:
They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household.
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2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
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Colossians 1:10-12 NIV:
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
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Acts 4:11-12 NIV:
He is 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.' Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
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Luke 10:27 NIV:
He answered: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
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Hebrews 4:12 NIV:
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Hebrews 13:1 NIV:
Keep on loving each other as brothers.
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Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV:
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
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1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NIV:
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
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John 6:37 NIV:
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
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Isaiah 59:1 NIV:
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.
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Matthew 5:18 NIV:
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
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Isaiah 26:3 NIV:
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
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Matthew 18:19 NIV:
Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
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Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV:
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
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Proverbs 12:18 NIV:
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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Isaiah 43:4 NIV:
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life.
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Matthew 4:19 NIV:
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
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Proverbs 3:13-14 NIV:
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
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Matthew 7:21 NIV:
Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
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Isaiah 40:8 NIV:
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.
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Titus 3:5 NIV:
he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832):
"We see only what we know."
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Job 14:4 NIV:
Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!
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Isaiah 49:15 NIV:
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
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Mark 9:23,24 NIV:
If you can? said Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes. Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!
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Ephesians 4:1-6 NIV:
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-- just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
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Exodus 20:24 NIV:
Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
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Ephesians 4:26,27 NIV:
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
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Revelation 7:1 NIV:
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.
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Ecclesiastes 9:4 NIV:
Anyone who is among the living has hope --even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
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James 2:17 NIV:
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
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John 14:6 NIV:
Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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John 15:12-13 NIV:
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
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Galatians 3:26-29 NIV:
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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James 3:17 NIV:
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
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Habakkuk 3:18-19 NIV:
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
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James 1:19,20 NIV:
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
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Nehemiah 8:10 NIV:
Nehemiah said, 'Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.'
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Galatians 3:11 NIV:
Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, 'The righteous will live by faith.'
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Isaiah 65:24 NIV:
Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
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Isaiah 44:22 NIV:
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.
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Proverbs 25:21 NIV:
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty,
give him water to drink.
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Psalm 116:3-6 NIV:
The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD: 'O LORD, save me!' The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.
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The Talmud:
“Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.”
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Trust God:
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.
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Vox Populi, Vox Dei 732-804:
"The voice of the people is the voice of God."
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Philippians 4:8 NIV:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
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1 Corinthians 2:13 NIV:
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
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2 Peter 1:21 NIV:
For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
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Hebrews 11:1 NIV:
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
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Psalm 34:8 NIV:
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
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John 8:28 NIV:
So Jesus said, 'When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
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Lamentations 3:19-22 NIV:
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
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Hebrews 4:12 NIV:
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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God:
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.
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A Tsunami Blessing:
Blessed are those who mourn for the tsunami's victims; may they find comfort in their pain and hope in their helplessness.

Blessed are those who found a way to survive; may they now find sufficient strength and healing as they reassemble the scattered pieces of shattered lives.

Blessed are those who tirelessly strive to give relief; may they be amply encouraged in their valiant efforts.

Blessed are those who generously give money and supplies...may they know the deep satisfaction of having made a difference.

Blessed are those in every nation who unite now in compassionate service and love; may they show us what it means to be family.
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St. Theresa:
May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of you.
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Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV:
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
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1 Samuel 15:22-23 NIV:
But Samuel replied: 'Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.
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Amazing Grace:
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that taught...
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear...
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me...
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be...
as long as life endures.

When we've been here a thousand years...
bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise...
then when we've first begun.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

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Old Weathered Barn:
A stranger came by the other day with an offer that set me to thinking. He wanted to buy the old barn that sits out by the highway. I told him right off he was crazy. He was a city type. You could tell by his clothes, his cars, his hands, and the way he talked.

He said he was driving by and saw that beautiful old barn sitting out in the tall grass and wanted to know if it was for sale. I told him he had a funny idea of beauty. Sure, it was a handsome building in its day. But then, there's been a lot of winters pass with their snow and ice and howling wind. The summer sun's beat down on that ole' barn till all the paint's gone, and the wood has turned silver gray. Now the old building leans a good deal, looking kind of tired. Yet, that fellow called it beautiful.

That set me to thinking. I walked out to the field and just stood there, gazing at the old barn. The fellow said he planned to use the lumber to line the walls of his den in a new country home he's building down the road. He said you couldn't get paint that beautiful. Only years of standing in the weather, bearing the storms and scorching sun...only that can produce beautiful barn wood.

It came to me then. We are a lot like that, you and I. Only it's on the inside the beauty grows with us. Sure, we turn silver gray too...and lean a bit more than we did when we were young and full of sap. But the Good Lord knows what he is doing. And as the years pass he's busy using the hard wealth of our lives, the dry spells, the stormy seasons, to do a job of beautifying our souls that nothing else can produce. And to think how often folks holler because they want life easy!

They took the old barn down today and hauled it away to beautify a rich man's house. And I reckon that you and I'll be hauled off to Heaven to take on whatever chores the Good Lord has for us in the Great Sky Ranch. And I suspect we'll be more beautiful then for the seasons we've been through here...and just maybe add a bit of beauty to our Father's house.

May today there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. "I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

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Five Finger Prayer:
Your thumb is nearest to you,
so begin your prayers by praying
for those closest to you.
They are the easiest to remember.
To pray for our loved ones is,
as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

The next finger is the pointing finger.
Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal.
This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers.
They need support and wisdom in pointing others
in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

The next finger is the tallest finger.
It reminds us of our leaders.
Pray for the president, leaders in
business and industry, and administrators.
These people shape our nation and guide
public opinion. They need God's guidance.

The fourth finger is our ring finger.
Surprising to many is the fact that this
is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher
will testify. It should remind us to pray for those
who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your
prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

And lastly comes our little finger;
the smallest finger of all. This is where
we should place ourselves in relation to
God and others. As the Bible says,
"The least shall be the greatest among you."
Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself.

By the time you have prayed for the other four groups,
your own needs will be put into proper perspective
and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.
Should you find it hard to get to sleep tonight,
just remember the homeless family who has no bed to lie in.

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Daily Prayer of a Physician:
("Prayer of Maimonides" attributed to Moses Maimonides, a twelfth-century Jewish physician in Egypt, but probably written by Marcus Herz, a German physician. First appeared in print in 1793. Translated by Harry Friedenwald in the Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1917)

Almighty God, Thou has created the human body with infinite wisdom. Ten thousand times ten thousand organs hast Thou combined in it that act unceasingly and harmoniously to preserve the whole in all its beauty the body which is the envelope of the immortal soul. They are ever acting in perfect order, agreement and accord. Yet, when the frailty of matter or the unbridling of passions deranges this order or interrupts this accord, then forces clash and the body crumbles into the primal dust from which it came.

Thou sendest to man diseases as beneficent messengers to foretell approaching danger and to urge him to avert it. Thou hast blest thine earth, Thy rivers and Thy mountains with healing substances; they enable Thy creatures to alleviate their sufferings and to heal their illnesses. Thou hast endowed man with the wisdom to relieve the suffering of his brother, to recognize his disorders, to extract the healing substances, to discover their powers and to prepare and to apply them to suit every ill.

In Thine Eternal Providence Thou hast chosen me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures. I am now about to apply myself to the duties of my profession. Support me, Almighty God, in these great labors that they may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the least thing will succeed. Inspire me with love for my art and for Thy creatures. Do not allow thirst for profit, ambition for renown and admiration, to interfere with my profession, for these are the enemies of truth and of love for mankind and they can lead astray in the great task of attending to the welfare of Thy creatures.

Preserve the strength of my body and of my soul that they ever be ready to cheerfully help and support rich and poor, good and bad, enemy as well as friend. In the sufferer let me see only the human being. Illumine my mind that it recognize what presents itself and that it may comprehend what is absent or hidden. Let it not fail to see what is visible, but do not permit it to arrogate itself the power to see what cannot be seen, for delicate and indefinite are the bounds of the great art of caring for the lives and health of Thy creatures. Let me never be absent-minded. May no strange thoughts divert my attention at the bedside of the sick, or disturb my mind in its silent labors, for great and sacred are the thoughtful deliberations required to preserve the lives and health of Thy creatures

Grant that my patients have confidence in me and my art and follow my directions and counsel. Remove from their midst all charlatans and the whole host of officious relatives and know-all nurses, cruel people who arrogantly frustrate the wisest purposes of our art and often lead Thy creatures to their death.

Should those who are wiser than I wish to improve and instruct me, let my soul gratefully follow their guidance; for vast is the extent of our art. Should conceited fools, however, censure me, then let love for my profession steel me against them, so that I remain steadfast without regard for age, for reputation, or for honor, because surrender would bring Thy creatures sickness and death.

Imbue my soul with gentleness and calmness when older colleagues, proud of their age, wish to displace me or scorn me or disdainfully teach me. May even this be of advantage to me, for they know many things of which I am ignorant, but let not their arrogance give me pain. For they are old and old age is not master of the passions. I also hope to attain old age upon this earth, before Thee, Almighty God!

Let me be contented in everything except in the great science of my profession. Never allow the thought to arise in me that I have attained to sufficient knowledge, but vouchsafe to me the strength, the leisure and the ambition ever to extend my knowledge. For art is great, but the mind of man is ever expanding.

Almighty God! Thou hast chosen me in Thy mercy to watch over the life and death of Thy creatures. I now apply myself to my profession. Support me in this great task so that it may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the least thing will succeed.

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Morning Prayer:
Take the time to read this aloud. You'll be glad you did.
Relax and let God be the only Person
on your mind while you read this Prayer.

Dear Lord,
I thank you for this day. I thank you for my being able to see and hear this morning.
I'm blessed because you are a forgiving God and an understanding God.
You have done so much for me and you keep on blessing me.
Forgive me this day for I have sinned.
I ask now for you forgiveness.
Keep me safe from all danger, and harm.
Let me start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day and give my best in all that is put before me.
Clear my mind that I can hear you.
Broaden my mind that I can accept all things.
Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it is evil.
And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.
And when this world closes in on me, let me remember to slip away and find a quite place to pray.
It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits.
I know that when I can't pray, you listen to my heart.
Continue to use me to do thy will.
Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others.
Keep me strong that I may help the weak.
Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.
I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way.
I pray for those who refuse to share a word from you.
I pray for those who don't know you intimately.
I pray for those that will only read this and not speak it aloud in their own lives.
I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it with others.
I pray for those that don't believe that God changes people and God changes things.
I pray for all my sisters and brothers.
For each and every family in their households.
I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes, that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that ready this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in his hands for him to fight.
I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly.
This prayer in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my father."
If you're not ashamed, pass this on.
But only if you mean it.
Yes, I do love God. He is my source of existence and Savior.
He keeps me functioning each and everyday.
Without him, I will be nothing.
Without him, I am nothing but with him i can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
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Prophet Muhammad - peace be upon him - 7th century:
Oh Allah!
I consult You as You are all Knowing,
and I seek ability from Your power and I ask you for Your great favor,
for You have power,
but I do not,
and You have knowledge,
but I do not,
and You know all hidden matters.

Oh Allah!
If You know that this matter is good for me in my religion,
my livelihood and my life in the Hereafter,
then make it easy and bless it;
and if You know that this matter is evil for me in my religion,
my livelihood and my life in the Hereafter,
then keep it away from me and keep me away from it,
and choose what is good for me wherever it is,
and make me pleased with it.

The prayers quoted on this web page were gathered by the World Prayers Project, a nonprofit public service dedicated to gathering the great prayers from all spiritual traditions around the world into a common archive for the purpose of inspiration, study and cross cultural appreciation. For more information please visit - http://www.worldprayers.org
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Matthew 5:3-10 - jesus:
Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek:
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The prayers quoted on this web page were gathered by the World Prayers Project, a nonprofit public service dedicated to gathering the great prayers from all spiritual traditions around the world into a common archive for the purpose of inspiration, study and cross cultural appreciation. For more information please visit - http://www.worldprayers.org
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The Christian Alphabet:
A lthough things are not perfect
B ecause of trial or pain
C ontinue in thanksgiving
D o not begin to blame.
E ven when the times are hard
F ierce winds are bound to blow
G od is forever able
H old on to what you know.
I magine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
K eep thanking
H im for all the things
L ove imparts to thee.
M ove out of "Camp Complaining"
N o weapon that is known
O n earth can yield the power
P raise can do alone.
Q uit looking at the future
R edeem the time at hand
S tart every day with worship
T o "thank" is a command.
U ntil we see Him coming
V ictorious in the sky
W e'll run the race with gratitude eX alting God most high.
Y es, there will be good times and yes some will be bad, but
Z ion waits in glory, where none are ever sad!

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and
the Last, the Beginning and the End."
Revelation 22:13

PRAYER

Thank you Lord Jesus that you were there in the beginning for us,
you're there with us now, and you'll be there for us in the future.
Amen.
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My Prayer:
Dear Lord:
I thank You for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning.
I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for
everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness. Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.
Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.
Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things.
Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil.
And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrong doing, and receive the forgiveness of God.
And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example to when I'm pushed beyond my limits. slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart.
Continue to use me to do Your will.
Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others.
Keep me strong that I may help the weak.
Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.
I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way.
I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood.
I pray for those who don't know You intimately.
I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those that don't believe.
But I thank you that I believe.
I believe that God changes people and God changes things.
I pray for all my sisters and brothers, and for each and every family member in their households.
I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.
I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly.

This is my prayer.
In Your Name, Amen.
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Ephesians 5:8-18 NIV:
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: 'Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.' Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
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Something to think about:
A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert-like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.
However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island. The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man's parcel of land remained barren.
After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.
So, on the next day the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.
Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.
As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from Heaven booming, "Why are you leaving your companion on the island?" "My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them," the first man answered. "His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything."
"You are mistaken!", the voice rebuked him. "He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings." "Tell me," the first man asked the voice, "What did he pray for that I should owe him anything?" "He prayed that all your prayers be answered."
For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.

This is too good not to share. My prayer for you today is that all your prayers are answered.

"Be wise in the way you act toward others, make the most of every opportunity." And God Smiled.....Have a great day.
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Ecclesiastes 5:9-12 NIV:
The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields. Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them? The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.
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Heavens Grocery Store:
As I was walking down life's highway many years ago I came upon a sign that read Heavens Grocery Store. When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide and when I came to myself I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels. They were standing everywhere one handed me a basket and said "My child shop with care." Everything a human needed was in that grocery store And what you could not carry you could come back for more. First I got some Patience. Love was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of Wisdom and Faith a bag or two. And Charity of course I would need some of that too. I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost It was all over the place. And then some Strength and Courage to help me run this race. My basket was getting full but I remembered I needed Grace, and then I chose Salvation for Salvation was for free I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me. Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill, for I thought I had everything to do the Masters will. As I went up the aisle I saw Prayer and put that in, for I knew when I stepped outside I would run into sin. Peace and Joy were plentiful, the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise were hanging near so I just helped myself. Then I said to the angel "Now how much do I owe?" He smiled and said "Just take them everywhere you go." Again I asked "Really now, How much do I owe?" "My child" he said, "God paid your bill a long long time ago."
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2 Peter 1:3 NIV:
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
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