As He Prays


One man sits silently in prayer

Pleading to his father not to send him there

In hope his father has a listening ear

He sits and prays that he take this burden away

His father replies son. You must do this right

You must do this to save many a life

Obediently he gathers heart

Knowing this would be his final hour

That he face death to save a world

Knowing he had done no wrong he accepted wearily to honor his word

Soon it would be his very last breath

As Jesus hangs on a cross and dies

Not looking back

To save you and I out of love for his father and all mankind alike

Saying it is finished he hangs his head in pain one last breath to claim his very name

All this to save you and I

The hope he gave us all

Knowing that though we’re broken

Christ has cleaned us all

Erasing charge for all the wrongs and sins we’ve done

Giving us salvation

A light of hope as we’re promised new life

Everlasting and forever with him

So now that one man who sat on that hill and prayed is now us

Thanking him for his finest gift and hanging on in faith

We now sit in silence and quietly sit and pray

Praying to our father in heaven

Who’s only an ear away

The Keys To Excellence In Worship, How To Plan A Meaningful, Powerful Worship


Psalm 33:3 New Living Translation (NLT)
3 Sing a new song of praise to him;
play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.

1-3 Good people, cheer God!
Right-living people sound best when praising.
Use guitars to reinforce your Hallelujahs!
Play his praise on a grand piano!
Invent your own new song to him;
give him a trumpet fanfare.
You can sing any song unto the Lord; it doesn’t have to be an old fashion hyme or a traditional Praise song it can be any song that praises him in almighty ways. He doesn’t care what song you sing unto him he just wants the honor and faithfullness in godly charge.
Ephesians 4:12 New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.But that doesn’t mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift.
The chosen whom God set apart from his people he called to do his work and raise up the church in his name but look and act in your own unique ways not of everyone else. For by the liberality of Christ each of us is made uniquely different in our own ways and each given our own species gift by God.
That is why the Scriptures say,
“When he ascended to the heights,
he led a crowd of captives
and gave gifts to his people.”[b]
9 Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world.[c] 10 And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.
He climbed the high mountain,
He captured the enemy and seized the booty,
He handed it all out in gifts to the people.
Is it not true that the One who climbed up also climbed down, down to the valley of earth? And the One who climbed down is the One who climbed back up, up to highest heaven. He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christ’s followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ’s body, the church, until we’re all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.

to form an excellence in worship to do the full will of God’s work these steps should be followed

  1. Consider the culture context- consider where people come from in abundance of cultural background and incorporate that into the worship being planned
  2. Define the purpose of worship- obviously this would be glorifying God, however it goes deeper yet. To define the purpose and glorify God you should talks to others within your church to incorporate ideas for making that glorification fully rewarding and honoring to God using everyone’s creative ideas to a glorified worship and form your own purpose to do just that.
  3. Plan worship in advance- don’t just get up one Sunday morning and get out of bed saying I know what I’m going to do worship on today and then run to church to preach your sermon and tell everyone as you go what praise songs and worship is today. When planning a worship you need to take time gathering your thoughts, processing them and preparing the perfect sermon and worship music to plan the right words and song to be glorifying to God and at the same time powerful speaking to the church. You need time for preparation. You need to have the proper perfect individuals set to present the worship.
  4. You need to plan worship thematically- This means incorporated with a theme or subject chosen to work and speak off of.
  5. Involve a diverse group of people- equip with people for the work of ministry to build up the body of Christ. Make a strong foundation to work off of that speaks out to others
  6. Make use of available resources the best you can it will help make the worship grow. Use resources like inventory of people, finances and budget, facilities and any other means of gifts and props God has given you to do your work for the church
  7. Evaluate your service regularly- test the service on your own, practice the service and look over and observe your service regularly to be sure your getting out what needs to be said or that it is speaking in the way you were tryomg to relay it properly.
  8. Practice clear communication about the worship-
    1. The important leaders and people of staff or importance should all be in understanding of the purpose used for that worship.
    2. The pastor or minister or worship leader involved in the service should communicate the importance and practice of worship to the church congregation and people of worship as a whole
    3. The pastors, ministers and leaders of the church should communicate regularly about the plans of the upcoming services and give details on each one being done
    4. Most important of all in pursuing excellence from week to week, all those involved should be totally clear on details Eve with a small church. Small mistakes in a service such as sound panel, or making an entrance at the correct time can all throw a service off track very quickly and derail the purpose of the service and the word and material used to make it powerful and rewarding.
  9. Be creativity in worship planning- the first thing in the Bible that God speaks is about his very own creativity implying that God is creative. We also should reach our own understanding of that and be in likeness in his manner to create a intense worship.
  10. Lastly, be flexible with plans and ideas- be open to Gods plans and ideas and the ideas of the people involved and around you.
    • Being flexible means that you may need to adjust to long-standing ways of doing things and embrace something more effective.

If you follow these steps in planning a good worship you will find you will get meaningful feedback, a powerful message and an interested audience. Worship is what time is with God it is most found and known in churches, however worship can be done anywhere glorifying God even by yourself in your own home.

May, 7 2020- National Day Of Prayer


1 Kings 8:37-40When disasters strike, famine or catastrophe, crop failure or disease, locust or beetle, or when an enemy attacks their defenses—calamity of any sort—any prayer that’s prayed from anyone at all among your people Israel, hearts penetrated by the disaster, hands and arms thrown out to this Temple for help, Listen from your home in heaven. Forgive and go to work on us. Give what each deserves, for you know each life from the inside (you’re the only one with such “inside knowledge”!) so that they’ll live before you in lifelong reverent and believing obedience on this land you gave our ancestors.

Let us all come together to the father in Prayer in quarantine and video from our own homes though we may not be gathering together God is Always still listening and hearing us. Even on days that are national days of prayer. So keep this in as a faith tool and keep practicing prayer.

National Day Of Prayer For Kids

Know That Jesus Loves You

Let’s not forget about God’s little children; spend this day praying with them also, teaching them about prayer and how to pray, and praying for them as well.

Kings 9:3-5And God said to him, “I’ve listened to and received all your prayers, your ever-so-passionate prayers. I’ve sanctified this Temple that you have built: My Name is stamped on it forever; my eyes are on it and my heart in it always. As for you, if you live in my presence as your father David lived, pure in heart and action, living the life I’ve set out for you, attentively obedient to my guidance and judgments, then I’ll back your kingly rule over Israel, make it a sure thing on a solid foundation. The same guarantee I gave David your father I’m giving you: ‘You can count on always having a descendant on Israel’s throne.’

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Pray For One Another

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

James 5:16 NLT

Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again. The more faithful a person is devoted in doing right for God the more fervent and faithful the prayer being said is. God hears all prayers. We want to always be open and honest with God for he knows everything before we tell him anything so he already know and knows when you’re lying. You also want to be honest with those who you discuss prayer with so that then can prayer properly over you and for you. The prayer of a righteous person has great power and creates wonderful results.

Remember This When You Are Discouraged


Psalm 42:5
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and

Ask yourself…Why am I discouraged? why is my heart burdened? Say I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again.

People do something for God’s work and do something so spectacular they honor it for many a time however sometimes that special thing becomes something devastating as well after such honor and pride. When it’s work for the Lord we must remember that when something was special to us for one reason or another making it so spectacular that God was working through us to create it and when it’s just as spectacular for him as well he may end up using it for other reasons that only he knows about to use it for more good and we may have been for a moment merely just a vessel to give him a tool for more work he’s doing that only he knows about but it is still spectacular even in his eyes for him to want to again use it for one of his very own tools. So it’s good for good and although it devastates us it’s meant to make us proud for we did it out of honor and even better than we had thought ourselves to have done for the master himself had his very own use for it as well just like Noah and the ark he told Noah to build a BIG ark for he and his family then he told him to gather two of every animal because he had another use for it and not just for Noah’s family. It can be discouraging but turn that discouragement into prayer for it to help someone God is using it for and to turn the discouragement to praise that it was honorable enough that God wanted to use it as a prop. That means in his eyes it was accepted. Don’t be discouraged be strong for your honor is in God and his honor is in the work that you do.He has something even better for what good has already been spectacular work. Better use that even we know for only he knows what for.

The Story Of Love


I look into his eyes I see pain, I see dismay.

His eyes filled with respect as he accepts his father’s commands. Pure love is his relationship.

Friendship is a virtue in his life

Aristotle explains that in this friendship, you wish the best for your friend regardless of pleasure or utility. So, for example, the virtuous friend is genuinely happy to see you get married or get a promotion, even if it mean you’ll have less time to hang out, or won’t be as important a business

His anguish laying upon him with so much misunderstandings yet he continued to pull his friends close and put them first

Welcome to his world fragile and broken but filled with honor, affliction, suffering and loyalty.

This was the last of his moments love for those closest to him even though they betrayed him and left him alone.

Leaning on his father even through his father’s demand. He sits in honor of his father and love for many. Emotional affliction tearing inside him as he knows his fate ahead.

Betrayed by a kiss his time had come.

They gave him a large cross to carry as he was tortured in all ways using all his might to carry his burden to that treeless and wind blown, unfamiliar hill where they lead him.

Two men already hung on either side as he raised his cross to die brought in affliction, horror and torture.

To pay it all in full he was nailed upon that hill.

To take the sin of man as his very own Jesus paid the toll and nailed to a tree.

Sudden, excruciating,unbearable, wrenching and indescribable, agonizing, suffering as he hung upon those thick wood beams.

Wearing thorns upon his head bleeding perfusion he cries out to his mother
John 19:26–27: Woman, behold thy son. (Says to disciple) Behold thy mother.

Being shamed and harassed, mocked and beaten Jesus said the words to the strangers by his side also being hung on a cross of their own.

Jesus to two men and says “Amen I say to you today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Two men were crucified at the same time as Jesus, one on his right and one on his left (Matthew 27:38Mark 15:27–28,32Luke 23:33John 19:18), which the Gospel of Mark interprets as fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 53:12. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, respectively, both of the thieves mocked Jesus (Matthew 27:44Mark 15:32); Luke, however, mentions that:

39 Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.”

40 The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? 41 And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

43 He replied to him, “Amen I say to you today you will be with me in Paradise.” 23:39–43

Tears in his eyes as the two men died his burden upon his heart he yells out in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?

With love still in his heart he took all affliction of sin our blood crimson red and turning it white as snow.

His pure love and faithfulness pouring his life in death.

As he prepares to die he says in John,

  1. John 19:28: I thirst.
  2. John 19:30: It is finished.

He closed his eyes and took his last breath nailed upon that tree, where he had traveled his last full hours alone and in silence not one person trying to save him yet he giving all salvation.

One man for the whole creation

Pure love and ransom staining him for all life as his fate takes over him.

Laid in a tomb he lay at rest for three days till the spirit arouse again as he said. Shocking the nations he returned. Just as before pouring out love and honor.

Fully fulfilling his story and his life.

A man who sees no faults or wrongs in our lives. Giving it all putting himself aside.

I look into his eyes and say O God king you saw me and you knew my name. What do I think when I think about your death?

I think of you pure love standing in place of me. The Greatest gift ever paid.

Looking in his eyes I feel guilt that because of the actions of mankind this man had to die and suffer in so much pain.

Though he brought us to salvation it was the only option God had to keep man from ultimate death.

The breeze blowing across the land I began to pour out tears and surrender in my heart I surrender to the savior, the king. For I had no ways to repay what he did for me. Staying in silence I become humble to him in my own eyes.

Filled with genuine faith and love in my heart I accept his grace.

In the truth that the cross has taken all from me making me cleansed and flawless. You also.

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