Tag: praise God

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Praise unto God (based on Psalms 125 & 126)

Merciful Father,

We give you thanks and praise for you have delivered us from captivity, that we may sing praises to you, that our mouths may be filled with laughter.
People see what you have done and say among themselves “the LORD has done great things for them” (Ps.126:2).

May some who are enemies be like Rahab LORD and turn from their wicked ways, when they hear of your might and power in our lives.

May they show us favour and accept your Right Hand and be set free, washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. 

We are more than conquerors! 

We give you thanks and praise! We shout for joy because “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Ps. 126:3).

When we sowed in tears there were times when we thought that we would never overcome. 

But how dare we, for we serve a God who is oh so faithful, one who never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever more. 

You said in your word “those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”(Ps 125:1).

We trust you LORD! 

You are our Protector, always surrounding us as the mountains surround Jerusalem.

Father you decreed that “the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous” (Ps.125:3).

You have preserved us from evil, from the decrees of the powers of darkness by your mighty power. 

May your presence abide with us forever more!

In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.

©01/07/2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye

Before & After – we thank God (poem: Can you imagine?)

I give thanks and praise that Omran is looking so healthy now (first picture), it was his picture (second picture) I saw last year when he was 5 years old with the news reports of his town (Aleppo, Syria) being bombed (his 10 year old brother died) that broke my heart and inspired the poem below entitled “Can You Imagine?” Please let us continue to pray that wars will cease and peace will reign … also pray for children caught up in either family or national turmoil due to no fault of their own! 😭😭😭
Can you imagine?

Life in a place of devastation,

bombs flying hither and tither.

Your emotions shattered to smithereens,

as the buildings and lives around

you and knocked down trees.
Can you imagine?

Whole families disappearing

’cause of bombing and the

hurling of grenades,

either by death or fleeing homes

in areas declared eery war zones.
Can you imagine?

Babes, new born and as young

as five covered in mud,

blood and the wrappings of death,

either for burial or to live as zombies,

along walking dead paths.
Can you imagine?

Adults wailing, children

screaming, dogs whimpering.

The earth shaking at the

weight of multitudes fleeing.

The sounds of glass shattering

and buildings exploding.

The sight of bodies assaulted

and raped lying lifeless on

concrete spattered streets.
Can you imagine?

The silence of a ghost town

that once was filled with

laughter ’cause of the circus clown,

and people striding at ease

along its well paved streets.

With children playing and

lovers strolling.
Can you imagine?
Some can only imagine,

what is another’s reality;

A reality of life torn to shreds

trampled underfoot and

devastated by war and threats.

I can only imagine.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 24/08/2016