Saturday, September 30, 2017

Praying for love

And this is my prayer:

that your love may overflow
more and more
with knowledge and insight,

that you may be able to discern
and do
what is best,

that you may be truthful
yet inoffensive
as you innocently await
the Day of Christ.


Philippians 1:9-10

prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, using a variety of Bible translations from Bible Gateway.

Most of the previous paraphrases on this blog have been collected into the book, What the Bible Says About Love. Lord willing, this begins a series on what the Bible says.



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dressed in love

Above all things
deck yourself out
in love
which ties you
to Christ’s perfection!


Colossians 3:14 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017.


Praise God, these prayerful paraphrases have now been collected in the book, What the Bible Says About Love.

Lord willing, this will be the first of a series on prayer-a-phrased scriptures about a variety of Bible topics, so please let me know which biblical subjects you’d most like to see in one book. Thanks and blessings.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Our common union in the Trinity

May the grace
of the Lord Jesus,

the love
of God our Heavenly Father,

and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit

be in communion with us all.


Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2017, prayer-a-phrased 2 Corinthians 13:14 after reading several translations of the verse provided by Bible Gateway.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

God’s love fills the earth

O LORD,
Your faithful love
fills the whole earth!

Teach me Your Laws
of Love.


Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, paraphrased Psalm 119:64 after reflecting on the verse in a variety of translations on Bible Gateway.



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Loving the One Who Listens

I love the Lord!
He hears my voice.
He hears my pleas for mercy.

As long as I live,
I will call on the Lord –
The One Who Listens.



Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, prayer-a-phrased Psalm 116:1-2 after reflecting on the verses found in a variety of translations on Bible Gateway.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

God’s love, day and night

By day
the Lord aims
His love
toward me!

All night
His song runs
through me —

a prayer
to the God
of my life.


Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, prayer-a-phrased Psalm 42:8 after reflecting on the verse found in a variety of translations on Bible Gateway.



Friday, July 14, 2017

Living in the love of Christ

Jesus said:

If you believe My words
and follow my instructions,
you will be with Me
in My kind of love!

I’m only asking you to do
what I have done
by keeping God’s Word
and staying centered
in My Father’s love.

Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, prayer-a-phrased John 15:10 after reading and praying about the verse from many of the translations on Bible Gateway.



Praying for love

And this is my prayer: that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and insight, that you may be able to discern and do ...