Christianity – Interdenominational


 

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PRAISE POEMS
by Mary Harwell Sayler


 

What do I do, Lord
when I’m feeling overwhelmed
by waves of work or worry –
without a moment to breathe
deeply enough to perceive
my need to pray?

I don’t want to keep sighing
or fixing my focus on
anything but you!

And yet, I do.

Forgive me, Father! Lift
me higher than this heaviness
and into a deep desire
of heavenly praise for You.

by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, from her book PRAISE! published by Cladach Publishing


 

Praise God Who listens
when no one else will,
when no one else notices
our problem,
our pain,
or the terrible loneliness
that comes
in dark hours when only
our God Who listens
truly hears and responds.

by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, from her book PRAISE! published by Cladach Publishing


 

Praise God your Lover
Who embraces you
like a blanket wrapped
around the chill of your life
and holds you –

insulated from evil,
protected from attack,
cloistered in comfort,
cocooned in Christ –

until, reassured,
you risk life again
and rise in the lift of God’s love.

by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, from her book PRAISE! published by Cladach Publishing


 

Peace Prayer

The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace. 
– Mother Teresa

 


 

Renew My Mind, Body and Soul

Lord, I come before you today in need of your healing hand. In you all things are possible. Hold my heart within yours, and renew my mind, body, and soul.

I am lost, but I come to you with grace.

You gave us life, and you also give us the gift of infinite joy. Give me the strength to move forward on the path you’ve laid out for me. Guide me towards better health, and give me the wisdom to identify those you’ve placed around me to help me get better.

In your name I pray, Amen.

 

 


 

May I Be At Peace

May I be at peace.
May my heart remain open.
May I be aware of my true nature.
May I be healed.
May I be a source of healing to others.
May I dwell in the Breath of God.
 – Saint Teresa of Avila

 


A Prayer to Jesus for Healing

Dear Lord, You are the Just judge, Holy and True. You are the Most High God. You give us life. You hold all power in your hands.

You are the Mighty one from God who carries the world, and is ruler over all the earth. You Oh Most Blessed One are the giver of life. In you are only good things. In you is mercy and love. In you is healing of the nations. In you is freedom of worry and freedom of pain.

Lord Almighty, You loved us so much. You were sent from your Father, sent to save us from destruction. We truly can never make it to Heaven without the help of Jesus the Son, who was sent to earth to help us.

You, Lord are full of mercy and grace, please forgive us for our faults. Lord Jesus, in you all healing is performed. You Lord are the miracle worker. In your Spirit, your gift of healing is alive. In you Lord we can put our trust that you can heal us, and protect us from the enemy, and death of our soul.

You, Lord are miracle worker for the sick, and for the lost souls. You, Lord forgive us and save us from condemnation. You cleanse us and make us born again new. You give us a clean heart full of peace. You Lord are the Light.

In You is all truth. Your way Lord is the way to Heavenly Hope. Your hands Lord created the universe. You Lord are the True giver of Life. Every child is a miracle of Life. Life rests in Your Hands.

Wrap us as a close knit family, draw us near to you Lord, and bind us with your Loving Hands. Let us be drawn closer to You. You are the Vine, dear Lord and we are the branches. You carry all knowledge and all power. You Lord are our medicine. Your Words Lord are Truth and Life.

Help us put our trust in You. You Lord are the greatest physician. You heal, You protect, You care, You love, You are kind, You are patient, You are thoughtful, You are strength. You Lord are our Creator.

You know our thoughts, our sighings and our cryings and every hair on our head. You are Wonderful and make all good things for us. Heal us Lord, if it be Your will.

Amen