Reading, Reflection & Prayer: Wed, 26 July – Proverbs 15 ~ on gentleness, thoughtfulness and happiness

Reading, Reflection & Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening(Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Please Read: Proverbs 15 (NLT) – click here

Reflection & Prayer

On Gentleness

Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

Heavenly Father: Fill me with your Spirit and produce in me the gentleness and kindness of Christ Jesus my Lord.

+ that I may speak words of truth and life to those around me
+ that I may speak words of healing and peace to those in conflict
+ that I may persevere in the pursuit of godly living with faith and love

On Thoughtfulness

Proverbs 15:28 (NLT)The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.

Heavenly Father: You alone are the source of all wisdom; teach me how to live a disciplined, godly life, and to do what is right and just and fair.

+ that I may offer good advice and encourage others to grow in knowledge and understanding
+ that I may encourage my children and grandchildren to live sensible, responsible, godly lives
+ that I may humbly receive advice and correction; and say the right thing at the right time

On Happiness

Proverbs 15: 15 (NLT)For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.

Heavenly Father: You are the source of my hope through Christ Jesus my Lord; fill me with goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

+ that I may be content in all circumstances with what I have, and live my life with a happy heart
+ that I may overflow with confident hope, lifting the spirits of others and encouraging them in love
+ that I may grow in godliness and live in your presence – in harmony with others and at peace with you, my God

Through Christ Jesus my Lord, who lives in unity with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Kindness” – Chris Tomlin

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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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