Friday Morning Prayer

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.[1]

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.[2] __________________________________________________
Faithful In Christ,

I was encouraged to read, “Faith is merely the journey of life lived in the context of belief that God is surprised by nothing, is with us in the midst of every circumstance, and has a purpose for everything we face. Your worst circumstances are God’s invitation to trust Him.”[3]

Trusting God. Believing his living word. Seeking our gracious God for comfort, wisdom, guidance, relying on him to empower and use broken vessels to love others, to meet practical needs, and know when to wait, watch, and listen. Always, we pray. A manifestation of trust. We seek God through his word, a realization of belief.

Beloved, I pray you are finding yourself trusting our God in every circumstance, believing that God cares, is mighty, in complete control, full of grace and mercy as he relates with us. The Scriptures reveal our God! As I read through the Psalms I am encouraged by the honesty, the crying out to and reliance on our merciful God. The circumstances are different, but the principles of our never changing God remains the same, even today.

“I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.”[4] Moreover, “Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.”[5]

As mercy overflows, we have been set apart as “God’s people.” Through Christ, we can say with the psalmist, “You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”[6]

“Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to him.”[7] Praise our God! May you be encouraged as you sing in your heart to God, even out loud so that others may inquire about the joy of the Lord!

“Fill my cup, Lord; I lift it up Lord; Come and quench this thirsting of my soul. Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more. Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole….”[8]

“Nearer, my god, to Thee, nearer to Thee! E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!”[9]

“He leadeth me! O blessed thought, O words with heav’nly comfort fraught; Whate’er I do, where’er I be, Still ‘tis Christ’s hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me! He leadeht me! By His own hand He leadeth me; His faithful follower I would be, for by His hand He leadeth me.”[10]

O Lord, My God, when I in awesome wonder, Consider all the works Thy hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou Art! How great Thou Art! Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou Art! How great Thou Art![11]

I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.
I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.
I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.
I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.

Sisters are meeting to pray! First Baptist. 1912 Arnold Way. Alpine. 0900.

You are invited! Go pray, sing, and enjoy the fellowship of faithful sisters In Christ. Thankful for gals gathering from different churches to pray.

Brothers are meeting too! Grace Fellowship. 2225 W. Victoria Dr. Alpine. 0730. (at Alpine Community Church)

Join us as we seek our God in prayer together. No pressure, no expectations, only complete reliance on our God to leadeth our time together. Be encouraged, and love faithful brothers! A sweet hour of prayer.

Overflow!

Randall:).

[1] http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Need_Thee_Every_Hour/
[2] Psalm 5:3
[3] http://matthewljacobson.com/2016/03/30/why-you-should-keep-faith-when-life-throws-its-worst-at-you/
[4] Psalm 3:5
[5] Ibid. 4:1
[6] Ibid. 4:7-8
[7] Psalm 4:3
[8] https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/ns/340
[9] http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Nearer_My_God_to_Thee/
[10]https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/585
[11]https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/chris.petrie/rep/howgreat.html

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