Isaiah 40:28 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth…”

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Isaiah 40:28
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

We are loved by a Creator that reaches to us with each part of Himself, with each created part-His Nature, His own being, His beauty, His Love, His tenderness, His healing, His forgiveness, His restoration, His renewal and more- His invitation to Be Loved…as His Own, in the Mercy and Faith of life as His sons and daughters In Christ, His Beloved by the Power of His Spirit that He put into the hearts of each of us before we were formed at birth. How can we not hear Him? How can our hearts not know?

“Thanksgiving Prayer of Grace” from Linda Willows

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Lord, on this day of Thanksgiving,
we gather to pray before You Blessed by your generous provision and Presence.
We bow our heads and join hands knowing that
connecting each of us is You,
Your Life winds within, between, around and Before.

We marvel with hearts of awe at the wonder, expanse
and reach of Your Love.

We pray, that all that we are, could be emptied before you,
and given to the surrender of Your Grace.

We pray that each of our lives can be lifted and directed
to respond truthfully and fruitfully to the Will of Your Kingdom.

Lord, cause our appetites to be restrained by Your Mercy, by Your Gracious Wisdom.
Give us hearts that thirst and hunger and Your Presence.

Supply us with generous spirits that carry your Mercy
here and in places near and far.

Lord, Your Portions are so gracious!

Let Love compel each of us to the joy of “a surrendered life”.

Help us to allow each hour to shed that in us which is “can be shaken” and stand each revealed to the “unshakable” eternal, Your Truth- so that we walk In Your Name alone.

Lead us in forward as Your Faithful Servants and give us courage, boldness, and compassion.

Thank you Lord, for all that you do. Thank you for Your Care and Your Closeness!

We pray that everyone comes to know you so deeply as Love, as The One God.

We pray that they might hear their names whispered upon their Hearts and be called Home.

We pray that all of our hearts are woven into The Kingdom of God,
that joy, love, and the peace of living In You may increase in the lives of every soul that we touch, greet, love, forgive, thanks and pray for.

Thank you Lord,
for the language of Holy Love.
We appeal to Him in Prayer,
Our Father in Heaven,
In the Name of Jesus Christ.

Amen

© 2016 Linda Willows