Showing posts with label prayer-a-phrased poem by Mary Sayler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prayer-a-phrased poem by Mary Sayler. Show all posts

Monday, November 3, 2014

How to imitate Christ’s love


Philippians 2:1-5

Beloved,
If you can find any encouragement in Christ,
any comfort in God’s love,
any fellowship in the Holy Spirit,
any compassion and any mercy anywhere,
you’ll bring joy to the Family of God
by having the same mind,
the same love,
the same loving thoughts
to unite your hearts.

Instead of focusing only on yourself
and the attention you might like,
focus on other people
and their needs.

Then you’ll see – really see –
and look out for others
The Way
Christ Jesus looks out
through His love for you.



©2014, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s Bible reading in Philippians 2:1-5 by comparing translations found on Bible Gateway.



Saturday, August 30, 2014

The LORD God rejoices over you!

Poem prayer-a-phrase
Zephaniah 3:17


The LORD, your God,
lives with you -
mighty to save!

The LORD, your God,
rejoices over you
with gladness
and renews your life
in His love.

The LORD, your God
sings and celebrates
because of you
and cheers you on
and on.



©2014, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased the above poem from parallel translations found on Bible Gateway. Earlier this year, Kelsay Books published her book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden.




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Love shines from the Golden Rule

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets,” Matthew 7:12, King James Version (KJV.)

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets,” Matthew 7:12, New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE.)

“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets,” Matthew 7:12, New American Standard Bible (NASB.)

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets,” Matthew 7:12, New Living Translation (NLT.)

The Golden Life

Love others
The Way
you want them
to love you.

Love others,
and you will
fulfill
what the Law
and Prophets
agree our
God of Love
requires.

©2014, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased the above poem from parallel translations found on Bible Gateway.

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