Nehemiah 9:5-15, Psalm 77:11-20
Reflections of the Heart:
Remembrance is good for the soul. It has a way of putting the present into perspective, while at the same time, feeding your hope for the future. During this Fall Feast season, reverently and intentionally remember the Lord Our God and His faithfulness to you. Lift your hands in humble gratitude and thank Him for all that He has done for you and your family. If it had not been for the Lord, who was on your side, where would you be?
Wonderful Father, we bless Your Name today. When we look back over our lives, we can’t help but thank You for Your goodness and mercy. Thank You for keeping our Church Family healthy, prosperous and going strong. Thank You for allowing us as a local body of believers to be used by You to build Your Kingdom here on earth. We are humbled when we consider all that You have done for us. We are grateful for this opportunity to reflect on all Your awesome works toward us, our families, our Church Family, our community, and our nation (begin to thank the Lord for how He has blessed Your life). Father God, we love You because You hear our prayers for mercy. You bend down to listen to us. We worship You with gladness as we come before You singing with joy. We give thanks and praise Your Name. For, Lord, You are good and Your unfailing love continues forever. Your faithfulness continues to each generation.
Most Holy Father, we acknowledge You as the architect of the Fall Feasts. As a Church Family, we will gladly adhere to Your holy command to observe these sacred feasts and remember Your great deeds. We declare that we will never forget the good things You have done for us! We remember that it was You who told Pastor Caldwell to look at an abandoned K-Mart building and see The Power Center. We remember that it was You who manifested the dream of homeownership for hundreds of families by empowering us to build the Corinthian Pointe Residential community. Father, we remember that where there was once just vacant pastureland at West Orem and South Post Oak, we are now able to rejoice as we worship and praise Your Name in The Kingdom Builders’ Center. We thank You for Jean Hines-Caldwell Elementary School, Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates, Walgreens, CVS, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Advanced Auto Parts, the YMCA, MD Anderson Health Studies’ Program, TSO Eye Clinic, ABC Dental, Golden Chick and the Corinthian Village Independent Living Community and Office Works. We look in awe at all the wonderful things You’ve done and they are far too wonderful for us! Thank You for finding us faithful to be the vessel through which You have manifested blessings into the southwest region of Houston. As we remember all that You have done for us, we will never cease to share the story of Your wonderful goodness and sing with joy about Your righteousness.
Holy Spirit, remind me of some of the many great things God has done for me (write them down and begin to praise God for these things):
Holy Spirit, teach us to value this time of reverent reflection that has been afforded to us by our Heavenly Father. Bring back to our remembrance all of the trials He has brought us through, how He has protected and provided for us, and how He has graciously poured out His favor on us. Help us to stay focused on how blessed we are instead of complaining about what we do not have. For those of us who have lost the fire we had when we first received the Lord Jesus as our Savior, restore to us the joy of our salvation. Help us to pass down to our children our testimonies of victory and triumph through, the Father, so that His Name and Glory will be passed from generation to generation.
Glorious Father, forgive us for being too shortsighted and selfish to remember Your goodness to us every day. Forgive us for acting ungrateful from time to time. Forgive us for allowing the cares of this world and the desires of our own flesh to distract us from acknowledging Your holiness and faithfulness. Forgive us for failing to stand ready to witness about Your goodness and love to those who don’t know You. Forgive us for not telling others about the wonderful miracles that You have performed in our Church Family. Forgive us for being disobedient and not consistently telling our youth and children about Your loving-kindness and miraculous works. Forgive us all for our many sins. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. Take a moment and the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Exalted King, there is no other god like You! You are the Judge of everyone, both the living and the dead. All glory and power belong to You forever and ever! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, and this is Your Kingdom. We adore You as the one who is over all things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 116:1-2, Psalm 100:2,4-5, Leviticus 23:37, Psalm 103:2-5, Psalm 51:12, Matthew 6:13, I Peter 4:5, I Chronicles 29:11
Today, I will trust God to:
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