Saturday, 18 April 2009

Prayer for a Friend

So I meant to put these up Easter weekend, but it didn't quite work. Just pure forgetfulness.

Lord I lift my friend to You
I've done all that I know to do
I lift my friend to You

Complicated circumstances have clouded his view
Lord, I lift my friend up to You

I fear that I won't have the words that he needs to hear
I pray for Your wisdom oh God and a heart that's sincere
Lord I lift my friend up to You

Lord I lift my friend to You
My best friend in he world
I know He means much more to You
I want so much to help him
but this is something he has to do
Lord I lift my friend up to You

'Cos there's a way that seems so right to him
but You know where that leads
He's becoming a puppet of the world
too blind to see the strains
Lord I lift my friend up to You

I really like this because it's a good one to use as a prayer for our friends. I do have a few friends who aren't Christians. Sometimes we are so desperate to do it ourselves we can forget the best thing to do is turn it over to God and pray for them.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Praise You in this Storm

In honour of Good Friday, here is another Casting Crowns song!

I was sure by now,
God, You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away
stepped in and saved the day
But once again I say amen
and it's still raining

Well, as the thunder rolls
I'm barely here, You whispered through the rain
I'm with you
And as Your mercy falls,
I'll raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away.

And I will praise You in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried,
you hold in Your hands
You've never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm.

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry, You raised me up again
My strength is almost gone, how can I carry on
if I can't find You

I lift my eyes up to the hills
where does my help come from
My help comes from the Lord
maker of heaven and earth

Monday, 6 April 2009

Who am I?

Recently discovered a liking for Casting Crowns. I just keep on finding really good songs, so I thought I'd share the lyrics for some of them.

Who am I that the Lord of all the earth would care to know my name,
would care to feel my hurt
Who am I that the bright and morning star would choose to light the way
for my ever-wandering heart.

Not because of who I am, but because of what You've done
Not because of what I've done, but because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean, a vapour in the wind
Still You hear me when I'm calling
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
and You told me who I am – I am Yours.

Who am I that the eyes that see our sin would look on me with love
and watch me rise again
Who am I that the voice that calmed the sea would call out through the rain
and calm the storm in me

Whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear
'cause I am Yours.

Just shows we really don't deserve a loving God. Why would He care? Because He loves us.