A Prayer for the Afflicted (@ Challies)

original post @ Challies.com Here is a prayer for the sick or for the spiritually-distressed. It is drawn from the Canadian and American Reformed Church website. This is a prayer that comes from the perspective of the one so-afflicted and I don’t think it is necessarily meant as a pastoral prayer. It is worth changing the first person plural (we) to the first person singular (I) since in that way it seems to be a little bit more pointed, a little more personal. What I particularly like about it is that it allows the possibility (though it does not demand … Continue reading A Prayer for the Afflicted (@ Challies)

the real reason

HOLY CHILD WHO CHOSE THE HEARTS OF MEN Holy Child who chose the hearts of men To be His favoured home Leaving heaven’s gates for Bethlehem God came to call His own Now to us the highest King is born Behold the Royal Son Glory kneels to mend all that is torn The promised Child has come Joy and pain as man He knew on earth No place to lay His head As a servant He embraced this world And on a cross He bled Having borne the deepest grief of man He rose to heaven’s throne Now I’m sheltered … Continue reading the real reason