Pray Together

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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ierrellus » Fri May 06, 2022 1:40 pm

Dear God,
While we await our glorious restoration into your pure Being,
Have pity on those of us who flounder in the turbulent seas
Of the Mind. Save us from ourselves.
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done.
Amen
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Fri May 06, 2022 1:47 pm

on Earth. or New Hearth.
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ierrellus » Fri May 06, 2022 2:28 pm

"On Earth (in part) as it is in Heaven (in the Whole)."
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Meno_ » Fri May 06, 2022 2:38 pm

And expose false prophets.
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Fri May 06, 2022 3:20 pm

Hearth was unintended, but I like it.
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Meno_ » Tue May 10, 2022 8:23 pm

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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:20 pm

Praying my hypocritical soul takes this seriously, dries out what needs to die, sets it on fire, produces quality fruit/life.

Being forgiven doesn’t make us better than anyone else (Matthew 9:13, 23:27-28). It doesn’t grant us diplomatic immunity to carte blanche do whatever we like with a get out of jail free card (Galatians 6:7, Hebrews 10:29-31). The Lord disciplines those he loves (Proverbs 3:11-12). He loves us despite the mud & vomit he found us wallowing in (Romans 5:7-8; 8:31-39), but once we allow him to lift us out of it, he won’t leave us there if we return to it. Not forever. We will all be salted with fire (Mark 9:49). Stay grafted in (Romans 11:18-24).

We see it in Plato’s Republic if anyone would care to discuss *that*.
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:23 pm

If sacrifices are enabling a lie (granted God desires mercy & not sacrifice … love & not going-through-the-motions), does that mean we should never forgive anyone? If a human could be mistaken about who is truly a friend, shouldn’t we just treat everyone equally, let the tares grow up with the wheat, and let those who truly accept our forgiveness likewise forgive us & others? We will be known by our fruit/love. Mercy. None of us are so deluded that we don’t know ALL fall short of the mark, are we?
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:08 pm

Ichthus77 wrote:<3

"The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness." (Ex. 34:6)

"Yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed." (Isaiah 54:10)

"Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? ...am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?" (Ez. 18:23)

"For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!" (Ez. 18:32)

"I will betroth you to me forever; ...in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion." (Hosea 2:19)

"I will show my love...I will say to those called 'Not my people,' 'You are my people,'" (Hosea 2:23)

"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Luke 5:32)

"Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours." (Luke 15:31)

"As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13:34)

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you." (John 15:9)

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." (John 15:12)

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

"I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15)

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:7-11)

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Cor. 12:9)

"I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you." (Rev. 3:9)

"Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent." (Rev. 3:19)

For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. (Romans 11:32 ESV)


How about a little praise time. People often forget that. :angelic-blueglow:

Psalm 150

Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the LORD

Hallelujah!a

Praise God in His sanctuary.

Praise Him in His mighty heavens.b

Praise Him for His mighty acts;

praise Him for His excellent greatness.

Praise Him with the sound of the horn;

praise Him with the harp and lyre.

Praise Him with tambourine and dancing;

praise Him with strings and flute.

Praise Him with clashing cymbals;

praise Him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!

Hallelujah!
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:44 pm

Words by Dustin Kensrue To the tune of Auld Lang Syne

Verse 1
Should nothing of our efforts stand, No legacy survive,
Unless the Lord does raise the house, In vain its builders strive.
To you who boast tomorrow’s gain, Tell me, what is your life?
A mist, it vanishes at dawn, All glory be to Christ.

Chorus
All glory be to Christ our King,
All glory be to Christ.
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing,
All glory be to Christ.

Verse 2
His will be done, His kingdom come, On earth as is above.
Who is Himself our daily bread, Praise Him the Lord of love.
Let living waters satisfy the thirsty without price.
Come eat of Him, our Living Bread, all glory be to Christ.

Chorus
All glory be to Christ our King,
All glory be to Christ.
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing,
All glory be to Christ.

Verse 3
When on the day, the great I Am, the faithful and the true,
The Lamb who was for sinner’s slain, Is making all things new.
Behold our God shall live with us, And be our steadfast Light,
And we shall e’er his people be, All glory be to Christ.

Chorus
All glory be to Christ our King,
All glory be to Christ.
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing,
All glory be to Christ.

All glory be to Christ our King,
All glory be to Christ.
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing,
All glory be to Christ.
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:54 pm

Ichthus,

I think that you just made the Triune God smile.

Psalm 148

1 Praise the LORD.Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,
6 and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women, old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.

Amazing.
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:52 pm

This is how I fight my battles
At Your table
Your blood and Your body has overcome
It may look like I'm surrounded
But I'm surrounded by You
Nothing is as strong as Your blood
Grace Grace Grace
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:34 am

Psalm 46

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

This is cool:
https://thesongofsongsblog.wordpress.co ... e-alamoth/
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Re: Pray Together

Postby Ichthus77 » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:50 pm

Father forgive us, first and last. Turn us to you and help us focus. Enliven us, heal us. We are hungry and thirsty.
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