Sunday, March 24, 2013

prayer for palm sunday

my lips will shout for joy, when i sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. psalm 71:23

lord jesus,
take from us now
everything that would hinder 
the closest communion with god.
any wish or desire that might hamper us in prayer
remove, we pray you.
any memory of either sorrow or care
that might hinder the fixing 
of our affection wholly on our god,
take it away now.
what have we to do with idols anymore?
you have seen and observed us.
you know where the difficulty lies.
help us against it,
and may we now come boldly,
not in the holy place alone,
but in the holiest of all,
where we should not dare to come
if our great lord had not torn the veil,
sprinkled the mercy seat with his own blood,
and asked us to enter.
charles spurgeon

6 comments:

  1. amen.

    thatnks for a beautiful reminder as i sip my coffee and head out the door for church :) Hallelujah! (also i LOVE that print! where is it from?!?!)

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    1. amen! and the print is from FancyThatDesignHouse.etsy.com :)

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  2. I love that I can always trust your posts to be real, and speak truth. =)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Kels

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  3. This week is glorious. I love that we know how the story ends. And yet, it's still just the beginning. Love you girl. Hope your week is full of His light.

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  4. 'what have we to do with idols anymore?' indeed.

    thank you for pouring grace and TRUTH into my morning. God has surrounded me with great folks, but that doesn't keep me from longing for a conversation over coffee with you. maybe on this side of eternity, or perhaps we'll just be side-by-side worshipers on the other. either way sounds perfect to me.

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