A PRAYER FOR THESE TRYING TIMES

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Heavenly Father,

In the mighty healing name of Jesus, I come to You oh Lord, in this great hour of need, lifting all who are hurting unto You. Knowing that only You can answer every one of their needs. Needs lifted by them in prayer for themselves, their loved ones, or others. Those too weak to pray. Those who have given up because they have prayed once, or many a time, and not seen an answer. Please make Yourself real to them. May Your Living Water wash and cleanse every wound, and may Your Healing Balm be poured in. Into the depths of wounds created long, long ago, yesterday, or even today. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. May doors that have been closed and locked for so long, be opened. May doors that have not been able to be closed, slam shut. All according to Your will in each life Lord. May tears be dried, may tears be released. May chains be broken off fear, sadness, depression, betrayal, hopelessness, indecision, abandonment, confusion. Father, You sent Your only begotten Son to take our place, a place of emptiness, darkness, destruction, terror. In their place, His death and shed blood bought us fullness, light, wholeness, peace. Oh Lord, may this prayer find its way into broken homes, broken families, broken hearts, breaking hearts. With You there is fullness of joy, love, forgiveness, a very present help in time of need. Today Lord, today, help us to hear Your voice. Your voice calling our name. Calling us unto You through the beautiful name of Jesus. The Way, the Truth, the Life. For those who are questioning Your existence, for those who have denied You before, ignored You, run from You, at a crossroad in their life, may today be the day of salvation. No sin is too great for them not to be forgiven. No filth too horrid for Your cleansing. No disease too far gone for restoration. No relationship too scarred for renewal. Forgiveness and healing, because today is the day of salvation. Today. Today. Today. Right now. May hearts and lives be surrendered upon reading these words. This prayer. Lifted in faith that lives will be changed, and that You will be given the glory. Another child, children, for the Kingdom of God. Have mercy upon us Lord. It is not Thy will that any perish, and You are no respecter of persons. There is healing in Your wings. Call us under Your wings Lord, where there is safety. Safety from the wrath to come. Safety from the destruction all around us. Seen and unseen. Safety from deception. From evil. Oh Lord, deliver us. In Christ Jesus we are free. In His name there is life. Life forevermore. Nothing is impossible for You. Thank you Father for answered prayer in the precious name of Jesus and through the power of Holy Spirit.

Amen and Amen.

Little Lost Lambsie

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He had said to follow Him
He had said she would be safe
He had said all would be well
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said He’d feed her daily
He had said they’d be waters clean
He had said He’d never leave her
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said to watch Him closely
He had said to look straight ahead
He had said He’d lead her through the storms
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said He’d always love her
He had said she was His very own
He had said He’d always known her
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

He had said she’d live forever
He had said to never fear
He had said He was her hiding place
Then how did Lambsie become so lost?

Little lost Lambsie
Oh! Little lost Lambsie
Do not worry
Dry your tears
He is looking for you right now
He won’t be long
So don’t give up
You may have wandered
Far and wide
You may have struggled
Keeping up
You may have questioned
His love for you
His need for you
His purpose for you
Oh! Little lost Lambsie
Don’t ever think
He doesn’t love you
He doesn’t need you
He has no purpose for you
Little lost Lambsie
He loves you
He needs you
He has a purpose for you
You are his
You belong
You belong with Him
He is your Shepherd

And when you are found
Know that He knew
Where you were
All along …

You were never lost
In His eyes
Only in your own

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

ALTOGETHER LOVELY (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

Amidst the dying embers
In a heart that had turned cold
The warmth has been rekindled
With love, life breathes into old

I cannot see my way out
The worn path, my feet have torn
But then a heavenly voice
Why do you look so forlorn?

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

I’ve lost my light’s joyfulness
And blue skies have faded grey
The songbird no longer sings
The blossoms refuse to stay

And everything pulls me down
And I’m weary of the same
I long to see the sunshine
Participate in the game

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

But then Your word entwines me
And draws me in line again
Oh! How I’ve missed its beauty
It was hidden beneath pain

And it’s beautiful, so lovely
Bringing comfort to my heart
Now I see the tapestry
The flaws which tore us apart

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

Holes of every description
Pride, defeat, despair, all mine
Kept me from feeling Your love
Love so amazing, divine

Love so amazing, divine
Flowing freely now in me
Words from heaven, life renewed
So absolutely lovely

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth