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.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Love that lasts forever

To those who honor God,
the lasting love of the Lord
will go on and on –
forever.

And to those who keep His covenant
and remember His right ways,
the goodness of the Lord
will reach
[teach, influence, affect]
our children’s children.

Today's Bible reading in Psalm 103:17-18 has been prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, with the help of many translations found on Bible Gateway.


Friday, May 26, 2017

The other half of John 3:16

For God so loved
and prized all
of His creation,
He gave
His Only God-Son
that whosoever believes

in Him

will not pass away
and be gone forever
but will have eternal life

in Him.

For God did not send
His Son to us
to accuse and condemn us,
but that we
and the whole world
might be saved
through Him –


Jesus Christ
The Way.

John 3:16-17 as prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, in the blessed company of many translations found on Bible Gateway


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Love and honor others

Devote yourself
to loving God’s children.

Give unto others
the honor you want.



Romans 12:10 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, after reading various translations on Bible Gateway.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Call to freedom

Brothers! Sisters!
You are free
to do as you please!

But, oh, don’t squander
your liberty
on enslaving
sin!

Use your freedom
to help others,
serve others,
and live a life of love.


Galatians 5:13 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2017, after reading various translations on Bible Gateway.