Linda J. Werman is a Christian laywoman, active church participant, and freelance writer living in Ashland, Ohio.
Author: Linda J. Werman
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Over 100 responsive prayers are included in this useful resource. They may be used either as beginning "Calls to Worship" or at another place within the service. The author has organized the material in eight categories: - Christ's Life - The Holy Spirit - Christian Values - Consecration - The Christian Life - Gratitude and Praise - The Church - Special Occasions By using one prayer each week, a congregation will have a new prayer for each worship service for two entire years. Linda J. Werman is a Christian laywoman, active church participant, and freelance writer living in Ashland, Ohio.
says, ―What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? ... We are continually amazed at how much You love us and long to draw us close to You.
Author: Shauna Leis
In His Footsteps is a devotional journal that will aid anyone in drawing closer to God, no matter what life journey you have been through so far. Whether you are newly devoted to God, an experienced Christian for decades, or wondering who in the world this God really is; then this book is for you. Even if you have walked close to God every day of your life, or strayed away from Him at every turn; God longs to draw you close and develop a very personal relationship with you. He desires to reconnect with each one of us and getting into His Word is one of the best places to start.
Pastoral Prayer OR WEEKS NOW, O God, we have been drawing nearer to Good Friday and Easter—nearer to the crucifixion ... Draw us near to you now and transform usby your presence, andwe shall learn tohonor you in everything we say anddo ...
Author: John Killinger
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Spiritually rich, easy-to-use prayers and responses for the community at worship
You are the Mighty One from God who carries the world, and is ruler over all the earth. ... Lord Almighty, You loved us so much. ... Wrap us as a close-knit family, draw us near to you, Lord, and bind us with your Loving Hands.
and they are all drawing near to him . ... I hope there is one of these threads drawing you . ... Then run if you are drawn , and seek to love your Lord and serve him better than ever you have done , for “ unto him shall the gathering ...
We recognise our failings, our misgivings and our arrogance toward you. Please help us Lord, draw us nearer to you, shape us, bend us, mould us and make us more like Lord Jesus so we can be living portraits of him in this dark and ...
Author: Binanda C. Barkakaty
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Christberg is a book prompted by Jesus, inspired by Jesus, and revealed by Jesus as a result of the authors constant walk with him for the last forty-five years. Based entirely on biblical words, Christberg will be an eye-opener to readers of all walks of life and all faiths who would like to know why Jesus Christ should be worshipped as our personal savior and the Lord. He came from the heavenly glory and was born as a God-mana God-incarnateand died at Calvary cross for his unfailing love toward all humanity. The structure and the simplicity of language of the book will appeal to Bible-study groups, Sunday school teachers, and to teachers of religious studies in schools and colleges. The book will most certainly be an invaluable tool for any inquiring mind to find the answer to the question, Can Jesus be for me? In order to get to the truth, you simply taste Jesus and measure the depth of his love for you. Feel his care and compassion in his words and measure his unsearchable concern for you. Let yourself immerse in his perfect love. His amazing grace will capture you and make you a new person for ever.
“Almighty God, thank You for providing for our needs, for taking care of our families, our loved ones and we ourselves. Thank You for feeding us, clothing us, keeping us safe and drawing us nearer to You. Thank You for perfecting us and ...
Author: G.D. Kessler
The story of one convict getting off parole and the account of his life as he attempts to turn it all around and follow God. Andrew Kelchek became a born again Christian in prison and now has the chance to serve his Lord, instead of serving himself. The town of Hood, South Dakota is a small, uptight town that lacks a heart for the least, the lost and the lonely. Andy's heart is big enough for all. He wants to help, and despite becoming embroiled in a series of murders, lives a victorious life and makes an impact on the people's lives he touches.
Friend, too often our own thoughts of unworthiness and guilt keep us from drawing closer to God. We let our past keep us from Him. ... Well, today I have good news: despite it all, God wants you to draw close to Him.
Author: Nathalie Nérée, PhD
Publisher: Balboa Press
In this collection of 365 inspirational messages, you will find daily words to encourage you. Each message will bring you hope, strengthen your faith, and deepen your trust in God. Whether you are in a season of triumph or challenge, there is a message for you to give you a new perspective, to invoke your divinity, and to bring you inexplicable peace. Stand in Faith will help you in your spiritual journey and remind you of Gods perfect love for you.
I know how powerful it is to still your heart and mind and draw near to the Lord. He does promise us that if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. (See James 4:8.) I tried to stop my thoughts and separate myself from the things ...
Author: Joey LeTourneau
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Releasing the Captives is a prophetic journey presenting an unseen captivity that holds Christians back from the purposes and calling God has for their lives. A spiritually thought-provoking voyage into a prison where a prisoner’s mind binds his body with chains that only he can break by focusing on Jesus. The prisoner encounters the Lord, the Warden (satan), apostle Paul, Peter, Mary Magdalene, and Abraham. The prison scenes are vivid and the bondages that keep believers from being completely free are brutally true and will stir your spirit and soul. Presented in a refreshingly unique way, new as well as seasoned Christians will be shocked into realizing that they are imprisoning themselves day after day, year after year—falling as easy prey to satan’s deceptions and evil ploys. You will learn how to: See yourself and others through God’s eyes. Avoid traps and lies of the enemy. Live outside of the bondages that grow comfortable. Walk forward with the Lord, not turn back to previous cycles. Live out the testimony of Jesus to release captives. You can leave behind the chains of judgment, the bars of unbelief, and the walls of your past to join Jesus and hear God’s voice, creating a new closeness with the Lord.
Drawing near to God is not about being self-righteous, but rather it is more about how we conduct our affairs and how we treat others. Let us make ... Let us Pray: Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for your word of instruction.
Author: Junior M. Gonzales
Publisher: WestBow Press
Morning Glory comprises inspiring and motivational devotionals, prayers and thoughts to get your day off to a spiritually-enriched and triumphant start. Wake up each day to fresh, new commentary on the word of God which will give you a feeling of hope and an injection of spiritual strength and determination. The book will take you on an exciting journey leading to a more meaningful and lasting Christian experience every single day.
O God we worship Thee, this way tonight. May our hearts, befilled with Thy love, this evening hour, as we draw unto Thee. We pray Lord, that Youwill draw nearer unto us. Helpus Lord,to love Thee, Lord as we have never lovedThee before.
Author: Anita Spring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
This volume of essays grew out of a symposium organized by Judith Hoch-Smith and Anita Spring for the 1974 American Anthropological Association meetings in Mexico City. The two-part symposium was enti tled "Women in Ritual and Symbolic Systems: I. Midwives, Madonnas, and Mediums; ll. Prostitutes, Witches, and Androgynes. " The sym posium participants were asked to explore theological, ritual, and sym bolic aspects-both positive and negative-of the feminine cultural do main, using ethnographic materials with which they were familiar. The resulting papers have been revised, edited, and gathered together in Women in Ritual and Symbolic Roles. The theoretical importance of these papers for the study of women's participation in culture and society rests on the assumption that reli gious ideas are paramount forces in social life, that relationships be tween the sexes, the nature of female sexuality, and the social and cul tural roles of women are in large part defined by religious ideas. That this proposition remains valid long after religion itself has ceased to be a living truth in the lives of many people can be seen from the tenacious ness of Judeo-Christian ideas about women in the contemporary West ern world. Both the expansion of life options for women and the creation of more positive cultural images of the female are intimately related to changes in the my tho-symbolic portraits that people carry around in their heads. These portraits are almost exclusively constructed from mythological and religious conceptions inherent in all facets of culture.
Let this be my inclination, And integrity's reward; Let this be my restoration: Draw me nearer to You, Lord ... The principles that draw us near, And give us confidence, Are love for God and holy fear Which prompt obedience.
Author: David Edwin Hall
Publisher: Author House
Every day, there are treasures to be discovered by anyone who will honestly come to hear the voice of the Savior in his Word. The Lord Jesus indicates that there is an added blessing for those who will write down the insights he gives by his instruction: ?Every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old? (Matthew 13:52). The poems in this book are the result of going to the Bible each day with an expectation that God has something very valuable to say. That expectation has NEVER been disappointed. Our risen Lord said, ?I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will sup with him, and he with Me? (Revelation 3:20). This intimate, two-way communion with God is offered to all those who have received the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:12) and thereby ?have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God? (1 Corinthians 2:12). My prayer is that God may use this book for his glory, for the encouragement of his own children, and for the persuasion of those who may yet be awakened to their need of our Savior. ?Blessed is the man that heareth Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the post of My doors? (Proverbs 8:34). Heaven is waiting. Don't miss it for the world.
Another heartening fact is that when we draw closer to God, He in turn, will also draw closer to us. “Come near to God and He will come near to you” (James 4:8). If you feel as though God is far away from you, maybe it's because you ...
Author: Nina Smit
Publisher: Christian Art Publishers
Suffering in its many forms seems to be an inevitable part of life. WHEN DARKNESS SURROUNDS ME is a 100-day devotional by Nina Smit that will encourage and guide readers in their time of need, and affirm once again that God is with them – even when they feel that they have been treated unfairly. Discover how the experience of suffering can produce a new revelation of God and a deeper, stronger faith.
... hearts and the assignments You entrust to our hands. Our obedience draws us closer to You, Lord Jesus! Thank You for drawing us nearer, and thank You for Your precious Presence! Thank You, Father God, for giving us the Holy Spirit, ...
Author: Debra M. Hudson
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
In 2006 Debra M. Hudson visited New Orleans, Louisiana, one year after Hurricane Katrina. Everywhere she went, she was asked to pray. Before returning home, she asked God, “How do I handle this situation?” His response: Write prayer letters and mail the letters to the people who had asked for help. Thus, “Let’s Pray the Word Together,” her personal written prayer ministry, came forth. Years later she was stirred in her spirit to write a book and realized that God was leading her to expand her ministry into a published work: A Book of Warring Prayers: Praying the Word of God Is Our Weapon. Psalm 144:1 declares, “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Praying the Word of God, with the help of this book, prepares believers to fight spiritual attacks and helps them seek spiritual guidance and restoration. Pray the Word back to God, and witness His power at work in your life.
You have called us from all peoples and tongues , constantly drawing us nearer to You , that we may lovingly offer You praise , proclaiming Your Oneness . Praised are You , Lord who loves His people Israel .
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that ... Draw us nearer to you and allow us to praise you and worship you as we have been called to do.
Author: Maria Gallegos
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The events that occur in this book are actual experiences that the author has encountered in her journey through life. The book addresses the pain and agony that some women face and the deliverance that God provides them. The experiences that Maria has endured has allowed her to minister to others that have gone through the same tragedies that she has. She is able to minister to others because she now has the knowledge that God is still with her in the midst of everything. With every good and bad experience God has become an even greater part of her life. He became her teacher, her Father, her best friend and her everything. In her own words she states, "He has become more to me than I could have ever imagined. He has been a father leading me from childhood to adulthood. He has taught me, through many tests and trials, all the things I know today. I thank Him that He is in control of every area of my life."
... and have you determined to walk in God's ways for ever ? Oh , what else is there worth living for ? Make a covenant this day with God at Horeb . O God , draw us nearer to Thyself . “ Nearer , my God , to Thee , Nearer to Thee ; E'en ...
and they are ail drawing near to him . ... I hope there is one of these threads drawing you . ... Then run if you are drawn , and seek to love your Lord and serve him better than ever you have done , for “ unto him shall the gathering ...
CELEBRATING GOD'S PROVIDENCE Honouring creation throughout CELEBRATING GOD'S PROVIDENCE Assembling the greenery The ... us to selfless service and to draw us nearer to you from whom all truth proceeds ; through Jesus Christ our Lord .
Author: Gillian Ambrose
Publisher: Church House Publishing
The third volume of the Together for a Season series, helping church leaders use the Common Worship seasonal liturgy in an all-age context. This volume provides all-age service resources for the Agricultural Year, All Saints, Remembrance Sunday and major saints' days.
8 May 2011 Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Draw us near, O God; draw us nearer, into the entwining wonder of your embrace, into the abandon to your delight, to the sublime bliss and awe and ignition of love and life and all in your intimate desire ...
Author: William Flewelling
In the free church tradition, the pastoral prayer has long assumed an important place in the worship of the congregation. It is expected that the pastor will have a more or less extended prayer pertinent to the day and/or to the run of the service in general. Under the circumstances of normal practice, these would involve awareness of a congregation, or a "flock" for a pastor to tend. After ending a normal pastorate and entering retirement and the far more occasional happenstance of entering a pulpit as a guest, the regular preparation for a worship-leading practice became desirable, personally. As a part of that preparation, most often without entering the leadership of worship, least of all as pastor, the pastoral prayer was prepared. This book collects eleven years worth of pastoral prayers, linked to the preaching text of the day by way of the sermon prepared. As there is no flock as reference point, these are, indeed, "Without A Flock".