In my three part series on Spiritual Warfare, I spoke of the attack of Satan and his demons on faithful Christians. The more faithful we walk with Jesus, the stronger the attack. We are called by God to stand firm wherever he places us and do guard duty against the forces of evil. Here are links to the sermons:

Spiritual Warfare: Part One Standing Against The Liar Part Two Armor of God Part Three Protection

God gives us prayer as our primary weapon of defense. I gave some examples of ancient prayers from the Celtic Daily Prayer book. This is a prayer resource I use for prayer at different times of the day. I gave a couple of examples of prayers.

Here is a prayer to say in the evening before going to bed. This is especially helpful when you have trouble sleeping. The prayer is from Felgild, a hermit who lived on Inner Farne Island, of the NE coast of England, in the 600’s.

Calm me, O Lord, as You stilled the storm. Still me, O Lord, keep me from harm. Let all the tumult within me cease. 

Enfold me, Lord, in Your peace.

Father, bless the work that is done, and the work that is to be.

Father, bless the servant that I am, and the servant that I will be.

Thou Lord and God of power, shield and sustain me this night.

I will lie down this night with God, and God will lie down with me;

I will lie down this night with Christ, and Christ will lie down with me;

I will lie down this night with the Spirit, and the Spirit will lie down with me; O God and Christ and the Spirit, be lying down with me.

The peace of God be over me to shelter me,

under me to uphold me,

about me to protect me,

behind me to direct me,

ever with me to save me. 

The peace of all peace be mine this night +  in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

(Northumbria Community. Celtic Daily Prayer (Kindle Locations 92226-92243). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition)

 

Please Pray for Our Community

  HEALING

Nancy M  

Jeff W  

Diane 

Roger M

Thelma C 

Ernesto 

Carolyn

Meighann

Nedra B

Norma

Michele

Sue M

Ernestina

Kelsey M

Huguette

Elaine

Ida

Duane C

Marlene

Lucy Y

Brian J

Lori Y

June

Darlene B

Karen

Mary B

Danielle N

Bev R

Polly J

Kaven

Kee S

Margie H

Andrea D

Maureen

Danny

Bob L

Gloria H

Andrea S

Helen L

Kristina H

DIRECTION/STRENGTH/PROTECTION
Scott

Michele

Michael

Carla M

Alexander

Tom & Angela Y

The final part of our series, Lord, Teach Us to Pray, based on the model prayer Jesus teaches us, the Lord’s Prayer.

For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen…
A life lived in the presence of God is life itself…

God’s Kingdom is God in action.
So, as we are connected to God, as he makes his home in us, we act as God acts.
The challenge of this truth is this:
Whatever is acting against God is acting against us.
This is evil. Evil is that which opposes God and his ways.
What might that be?
Part six of our series, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”, based on the model prayer Jesus gives us, the Lord’s Prayer.

This is the fifth part of our series, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”, based on the model prayer Jesus teaches us, the Lord’s Prayer.

Lead us not into temptation…
There’s a lot of misunderstanding we will look at concerning this teaching.
We look for God everywhere and we pray he keep us out of trouble…

This is the fourth part of our series, “Lord, Teach Us To Pray”, based on the model prayer Jesus teaches us, the Lord’s Prayer.
Tresspasses…Sins…Debts…Transgression…Iniquities…What is it all about?
Forgiveness?
Have Mercy?
Have pity…

Second in our series on prayer, Lord, Hear Our Prayer, based on the model prayer Jesus gives us, the Lord’s Prayer.
My experiences define me as a person…
Relationship is all about shared experience…
The truth is, experiences make up the substance of reality…
Thy Kingdom come!