christian, Devotion

Be Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art–
thou my best thought by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, I thy true son;
thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tow’r:
raise thou me heav’n-ward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

-Translated by: Mary E. Byrne

christian, Devotion

Friday Morning Prayer 🙏

Lord, teach me to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.

I bless Your name Abba Father, King of the Universe

In Jesus name,

Amen

“Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”

-Jacob (James)‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭TLV

Jesus, Love

Love

Love

                   1 Corinthians 13- TLV “The Superior Way of Love”

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels

but have not love,

I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy

and know all mysteries and all knowledge,

and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains

but have not love,

I am nothing.

 

If I give away all that I own

and if I hand over my body so I might boast

but have not love,

I gain nothing.

 

Love is patient,

love is kind,

it does not envy,

it does not brag,

it is not puffed up,

it does not behave inappropriately,

it does not seek its own way,

it is not provoked,

it keeps no account of wrong,

it does not rejoice over injustice but rejoices in the truth;

 

it bears all things,

it believes all things,

it hopes all things,

it endures all things,

 

Love never fails

 

but where there are prophecies,

they will pass away;

where there are tongues,

they will cease;

where there is knowledge,

it will pass away.

 

For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

but when that which is perfect has come,

then that which is patial will pass away.

 

When I was a child,

I spoke like a child,

I thought like a child,

I reasoned like a child.

When I became a man, I put away childish things.

 

For now we see in a mirror dimly,

but then face to face.

Now I know in part,

but then I will know fully,

even as I have been fully known.

 

But now these three remain—

faithhope, and love.

 

And the greatest of these is love.