Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O, what peace we often forfeit,
O, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.

Loving Christ, I long to see Your look of grace and mercy but fear the failures of my soul that might produce it.  Forgive me for all my bluster and self-sufficiency.  Teach my heart the value of communion with You in secret that prepares me for the challenges and temptations that produce all-to-public failures.  Teach me to listen to You, to lean upon You, to love You, and to learn from You ~~that I might stand for You in Your strength.  Teach me to repent when I fail and to rejoice when I learn to stand in You.  Loving Christ, I long to see Your look of grace and mercy and hear You say, "Well done."  I love You.  Amen

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  1. This was one of Mother's favorite hymns, and mine, too. Thank you for a lovely post.


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