Tag Archives: God’s Word

A Family Prayer

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Lord, You are Light, You are Love, You are Life
Fill me with pure breath, pure knowledge and delight
Watch over my family, keep them safe in Your arms
Please Oh! dear Lord, let us not come to harm

May Your sweet Word enter deep within souls
Cleanse us, teach us, supply all our needs
Bring us to a realization of our state
And shelter us deep within, before it’s too late

Shelter us in the shadow of Your cross
Where we can find life, where You suffered loss
Pour out Your mercy and grace, show us how
To ask for forgiveness, for sins past, future, now

Cover our home, our lives and our thoughts
Our speech, our minds and all that falls short
Of the glory of God, Lord of lords, King of kings
May wondrous in-awe praises, our mouths always sing

Lord, how we need you, Your compassion and full joy
Need You to flow through us, Your Salvation to enjoy
Teach us the fear of God ever-more
That we might not fear man, circumstances or any closed door

Oh! precious Saviour, may Your Spirit direct us
May Your presence, Your freedom, always surround us
Help us to remember to number our days
And may the light of Your Word bring us in step with Your ways

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Keep Me in Thy Presence Lord

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Keep me in Thy presence Lord
For there’s no other way
For Thy sweet fullness of joy
To fill me this fine day

Keep me in Thy presence Lord
Or else I’ll go astray
Wander off Thy Word lit path
End up losing my way

Keep me in Thy presence Lord
To act and think and say
All that Your Word commands me
And at Jesus’ feet lay

Keep me in Thy presence Lord
And may I always stay
In the hands of the Potter
Surrendered as Thy clay

Keep me in Thy presence Lord
Each day Lord, this I pray
For life has been bought for me
There’s nothing left to pay

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

BEYOND THE REALMS OF COMPREHENSION (A Song for the Doubting)

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It’s true, nothing is confusing
Even if you don’t understand
’Cause in six days He made it all
According to His wonderful plan

Oh! Are you having difficulty
Believing you are loved, wanted?
Is life too much to comprehend
Your heart wants to be enlightened?

Chorus
Beyond the realms of comprehension
His life, His death and resurrection
Bring to knees and sweet reflection
Beyond the realms of comprehension

Are you travelling all alone
Along life’s path of distraction?
Is your heart broken in pieces?
Only God has your salvation

Yes, you may feel lost, defeated
And things may seem backward, it’s true
But there is hope, your cry answered
And a heart of gold awaits you

Chorus
Beyond the realms of comprehension
His life, His death and resurrection
Bring to knees and sweet reflection
Beyond the realms of comprehension

May words, ‘Help me Lord’, be uttered
Shouted out or kept deep within
As long as you are surrendered
You’ll soon be sweet Jesus’ kin

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Oh! Beyond the realms of comprehension
Just rest in the knowledge that He knows all
It won’t matter if you falter
If your hand’s in His hand, you won’t fall

Chorus
Beyond the realms of comprehension
His life, His death and resurrection
Bring to knees and sweet reflection
Beyond the realms of comprehension

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Clouds of Invisibility (Battling Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illness)

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I can hear but sounds are muffled ringtones

I can see but sight is blurred

I am awake but I feel so sleepy

But I know I’ll always find clarity in God’s Word

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I can speak but my thoughts are muddled

I can walk but each step feels unsure

I can breathe but sometimes my heart plays the wrong note

But I know I’ll always find clarity in God’s Word

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I can smell but fragrance is diluted

I can smile but there’s a loneliness within

I can shed tears even when I’m not sad

But I know I’ll always find clarity in God’s Word

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I can understand but it’s hard to retain

I can sleep but I awaken still tired

I can venture out but everything has to be well planned

But I know I’ll always find clarity in God’s Word

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I can feel but my heart likes to quickly close

I have friends but I find it hard to socialize

Fogginess in my head, it leads to overload

But I praise God for the clarity of His Word

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© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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Prayers lifted for all trying to cope with illness which has affected their precious senses and ability to lead a ‘normal’ life.

Illness that sometimes others don’t see, don’t comprehend … don’t believe in your story.  God knows and believes.  He loves you dearly.

No matter what happens in your life … there will always be one constant.  He never changes and He will always answer prayer from a humble heart.

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