Showing posts with label Holy Spirit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holy Spirit. Show all posts

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.


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.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

God Is Love

1 John 4:11-18

Beloved, God loves us so much,
we must love one another too.

No, we haven’t seen God,
and yet, by loving one another,
God lives in us!
And God’s love perfects ours.

How do we know we’re in God,
and God is in us?
We have His Spirit.

Furthermore, we have seen

(through God’s Word) how
the Father sent His Son
to save us and the world.

If we acknowledge Jesus
as the Son of God,
we can be sure God lives in us
and we in Him. And we can know
and believe in the power of love
God gives.

For God Is Love!

So as we remain in love,
God remains in us
and brings our love
to perfection.

Then we can know for sure
not to worry about judgment day
because we’re living as God wants.

Oh, Beloved, in love
there is nothing to fear!

God’s perfect love
frees us
from any fears we have
of being punished,
tormented, or even
harshly rebuked.

So if you’re still afraid,
pray to experience
ever more fully
the pure, pure love
of God.


© 2016, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in 1 John 4 with the help of several of the many translations found on Bible Gateway.



Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Power of Love on Pentecost


"Our hope in God will not disappoint us because God poured Love into us through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us,” Romans 5:5.


The power of Pentecost – given first to Jews then to Christians – coincides this year with Memorial Day Weekend, offering all peoples of God a powerful time to pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a return to Torah principles empowered by God’s love.

To give you quick highlights from Bible research, check out these short articles and devotionals:

Gifts of God at Pentecost
Praying for God to stay close
Healing Power of Pentecost


Prayer:
Dear Lord God and Heavenly Father, we praise You for Your gift of the Torah through Moses and Your gift of eternal life through the Risen Christ. We remember these gifts on Pentecost when You poured out the gift of Your Holy Spirit to all peoples willing to receive Your good gifts. Help us to stay open to You and Your power of Love at work in our lives on earth. Remind us to pray for Your empowerment and guidance to make the kind of difference You want us to make in this world.

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©2012, Mary Sayler. Thank you for acknowledging this site, especially as you share these prayers and devotionals with others. If you would like brief articles on a variety of Bible topics, poetry, and writing, see Blogs by Mary . May God bless your Memorial Weekend and beyond with an outpouring of Pentecost power and Holy Spirit love.

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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 ...