Do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. … Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue Reading “Do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is”

In your distress you called and I rescued you.

Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Continue Reading “In your distress you called and I rescued you.”

Beware of the teachers of the law … for a show they make lengthy prayers

Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. … How long, Lord, must I call for help? … I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. … And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?  Continue Reading “Beware of the teachers of the law … for a show they make lengthy prayers”