“Speak Oh Lord, Into This Day”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Heart Dedication, Invocation, Be a Blessing)

Speak Oh Lord, Into This Day

Speak Oh Lord, into this day
we long to see, to walk in your way.
unbind us each from yesterday’s loss
and find us near in your Holy Cross.

Take our hearts, they are Your own,
Call the ones from faraway roam-
Cover with song that whispers “Home”.

Pass again as if in Birth,
give all recall of Your Worth-
bless all the nations from your earth.

We, the Love spires that reach to You,
like prayers that call each voice into view.
May Thy Kingdom come and bless the Way.
Speak Oh Lord, into this Day.

© 2021 Linda Willows

Psalm 27:4 —One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 27:8 —You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.

Ezekiel 34:26 —And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.

“Conforming to God’s Holiness” from Ligonier Ministries of RC Sproul

Conforming to God’s Holiness from Ligonier Ministries, the teaching Fellowship of R.C. Sproul

https://www.ligonier.org

God is called holy not only because of what He does, but also because of who He is. Originally the term referred more to God’s being than His action or behavior.

For us to be called saints (“holy ones”), we must have a catharsis. We must be made clean. No unclean thing can stand before the presence of a holy God. That which is unclean is profane in His eyes. For us to be holy to God, our unclean, unholy moral imperfection must be purged and our sin removed from us. That is why the absolutely necessary condition for redemption is atonement. Without atonement we would remain always and forever unclean and unholy before His penetrating gaze.

No human is holy in himself. Holiness is foreign to us. It is alien. That is why we require the righteousness of another to cover our moral nakedness. The Holy One has given us the holiness we need in the cloak of Christ’s righteousness. Therefore we pray: “God is great, God is good. And we thank Him for the food … that has come down from heaven for us.”

Coram Deo

Pray this prayer: “Cleanse me Lord. Purge my sin and remove it from me. Cover my moral nakedness.”

Passages for Further Study

Psalm 145:17
Romans 12:1
Psalm 22:3

“Love casts us to Prayer, to worship Our King”….a worship poem by Linda Willows

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Worship is dancing to the Face I adore,
A rapture of seeking, a heart’s joyful implore.
Spilling the melodies of the prayers of Love’s kind,
Oh Lord, I motion with my Heart’s full unwind.

This, but to You Lord, for no other would know,
How fully and deeply my heart’s crevice goes.
Unlike an earthly carved place of Love’s meet,
It winds all the way into this ancient heart’s beat.

Worship is apart like one precious pearls’ shine
It glints like a thousand stars blinking in time.
Gesturing, healing, heralding heavens to sing…
Love casts us to prayer, to worship Our King.

© 2017 Linda Willows