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.

Praise God, these prayerful paraphrases (or prayer-a-phrases) have been collected in the new Kindle e-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.


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.

Praise God, these prayerful paraphrases (or prayer-a-phrases, as I call them) have now been collected in the book, What the Bible Says About Love, available on Amazon.

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 subjects interest you the most. Thanks and blessings.




Friday, September 1, 2017

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What the Bible Says About Love: scriptural prayer-a-phrases by (Volume 1): Mary Harwell Sayler: 9781975780210: Amazon.com: Books:

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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.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Name, The Word to trust

I bow to You, Lord,
and praise Your Holy Name
for Your totally reliable
love
and Your faithfulness
forever
to the truth.

Nothing can stop or top
Your Name and the promises
You have given us
in Your Word.


Mary Harwell Sayler,
©2017, prayer-a-phrased Psalm 138:2 after pouring over many of the translations found on Bible Gateway.





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

No law against real love!


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law,” Galatians 5:22-23, English Standard Version (ESV.)


Is there a law against love?
Are there commandments
against joy and peace?

What about patience, kindness,
and just plain goodness?

What about the right
to be gentle,
the right to control oneself,
especially in public?

No law can stand
to forbid
the fruit of the Holy Spirit!

Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, prayer-a-phrased Galatians 5:22-23 with the help of translations on Bible Gateway.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

God’s Love holds on and on

Lord, You do everything
needed
to fulfill Your plan
in me!

Your loyal love
holds on and on.

Never let go
of the works
in Your hand.



Psalm 138:8 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler with the help of translations on Bible Gateway.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Settling the score

No vengeance!
No resentment!
No keeping score!

Give everyone
the love
you need.


Leviticus 19:18 paraphrased by Mary Harwell Sayler with the help of translations on Bible Gateway.


Monday, June 19, 2017

How to love your wife

Jesus Christ loves
the Church
(His Bride)
so much that He gave Himself up for her!

Husbands, that’s how
to love your wives.


Ephesians 5:24 paraphrased by Mary Harwell Sayler with the help of translations on Bible Gateway.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Not seeing but believing love

Jesus, I’ve never seen You,
but I love You.

I cannot see You right now,
but I believe
You’re here,
loving me.

What joy!

No words can describe
the glorious delight
found in You, knowing
You will save me.



1 Peter 1:8-9 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, using many of the translations on Bible Gateway.