I feast on the bread of this world Instead of the bread of Life I drink from my cup and my glass Instead of the Living Water I wake up to cares of this world Rather then thoughts for your word I’m not sure what I’m searching for But I know what I need from my Father I need a deeper desire to learn A deeper desire to pray A deeper desire to walk with you A deeper desire to praise Make it so, Lord Make it so today Let not another day go by That I do not walk in your way Fill me with your grace and mercy Help me give it out to the world Make it so, Lord. Make it so Make it so today.
I don’t know why I just sit here and stare at this screen Sometimes I feel like I’m lost in my own little dream I try to think of something to say All the while this little game I play I just can’t find the words to write down on this page So, I write Jesus. I write Lord I write Savior you’re the one I adore I write healer. I write deliverer I write thank you to the one I adore I write praise Him. I write worship I write glory to my wonderful Lord I write honor. I write holy is He I write Jesus is the one that I adore Then I bow down my head say a prayer to my King I thank Him for me the words that I speak He gave me a thought. He gave me a plan He guided my fingers and took over my hand And all that came out was His precious name And praises to the King. I type praises to the King I write Jesus. I write Lord I write Savior you’re the one I adore I write healer. I write deliverer I write thank you to the one I adore I write praise Him. I write worship I write glory to my wonderful Lord I write honor. I write holy is He I write Jesus is the one that I adore
Are you there? Do you hear me? As I quietly call your name. Are you there? Do you hear me? My prayer is still the same. I want to know you more I want to feel your touch I want to hear your voice Do you hear mine? Are you there? Do you see me? As I go through trials of life. Are you there? Do you see me? When my life is full of strife. I want to know you more I want to feel your touch I want to hear your voice Do you hear mine? Out of the silence I hear your voice - Gently it speaks to my soul "I am here I hear your voice I will answer in my time I am here I see your life My help is near you all the time Do not fear Do not worry I will never leave your side."
When you wake up in the morning brew your coffee Have a muffin, or banana or some toast Make sure all the house around you is in order Take a shower, brush your teeth and out the door Wait a minute, somethings missing in that sequence Something all of us should do to start our day There is nothing more important than this one small thing Take some time down on your knees to pray Pray for children, pray for neighbors, pray for grandma Pray for friends that live both near and far away Pray for pastor and for mayor and for workers Pray for everything you'll do throughout the day You see the secret to success is not your bankroll Not your wisdom, or your power or your fame It’s not a matter of the place you have climbed to Your success comes from the times you called His name The name of Jesus is the key to all your future The name of Jesus is your peace in every storm The name of Jesus is a joy you can hold onto He’s a refuge and a strong and mighty tower So, when you find that you are rushed and running ragged And it seems you don't have time to even think Take a break down on your knees to call on Jesus And you'll find you have more time to follow Him He's the way. The truth, the life and He's your answer To the question of a day that seems too short Just a little time with Jesus in the morning Will make the whole day better from the start
Arise from your slumber Awake from your sleep The spirit of God is calling Seek out His mercy Seek out His grace The spirit of God is falling Falling on all who call out to Him Lord hear my heart Lord hear my heart My heart cries out to you Lord, hear my prayer My heart cries out to you Forgive my sin My heart cries out to you Bring a revival Bring a revival to my heart today I need you now, Lord I need you now I humbly bow, Lord I humbly bow I lift your name, Lord I lift your name Come to me now, Lord Come to me now My heart cries out to you Lord, hear my prayer My heart cries out to you Forgive my sin My heart cries out to you Bring a revival Bring a revival to my heart today
My enemy is standing at the door Grumbling and complaining to get in I could feel the evil he would pass to me I didn’t freeze Got on my knees Then I heard a voice I had heard before Saying get away from him, he is mine I knew it was my Savior and my Lord He heard my prayer Down on my knees The place for me is down on my knees I can’t stand before the Son of God His throne is where I want to spend my time Giving Him praise Lifting His name He raised me to my feet and held me tight I could heard the devil as he walked away A smile came on my face in that moment He say me there Down on my knees The place for me is down on my knees There’s no other place I would rather be It is there my Savior hears my every word I need to stay Down on my knees I know my enemy will return someday I know he won’t give up that easily But when he does I know I have a weapon A humble prayer Down on my knees The place for me is down on my knees There is victory when I surrender all So I’ll lift my voice and bow my head And pray to God Down on my knees
Will you walk with me today? Will you talk with me today? Will you listen and hear the words I will speak? Will you spend just a moment with me? Will you pray for a friend today? Will you help out a stranger in need? Will you speak words of faith to a soul who’s in doubt? Will you be what I want you to be? I have given you this day Every minute is a gift of grace I pray you don’t waste it But please make the most of it Follow my will today Will you walk in my way, not yours? Will you speak my words, not yours? Will you take all your thoughts captive to me? Will you truly be set free? Every breath you breathe is from me Everything you see is from me Make the most of this day by being a friend Finding and meeting their needs I truly believe that every day God gives us opportunity to minister to someone, and often we don’t recognize that opening when it comes. When a person starts talking to you and tells you that there is a problem in their life, do you take time right then and there to pray? I have a habit of saying that I will pray for them ,but don’t always take the time to pray while I am with them. While Jesus was on this earth, the bible is very clear that He prayed for everyone that came to Him, and they were all healed. Now, I am obviously not Jesus, but I believe if I walked in this kind of faith, more people would see the healing power of God. Not because I am praying, but because I extended faith to them so they could believe. The most precious gift we have is our time! We must utilize it more for Him and less for ourselves. We all have daily tasks that take up precious minutes in our day. But taking a minute or two to pray with someone at the time we are with them should be a flexibility we will have. May we all take this precious gift and share it with others. We can change the world one person at a time! James 5:16b King James Version The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I don’t want to die Things are going so well right now People are listening to me Hearts are being touched Lives are being changed The crowds follow me everywhere They love my stories Stories of farming and young men Stories of pearls and tares Stories of harvest and sowing They long for my words And pay attention when I talk They need me It just can’t be time for me to go This ministry is touching too many people The lame walk The blind see The deaf hear The cripple stretches forth his body The leper becomes whole Diseases go Demons flee Water to wine Fig trees whither So many good things are going on So many wonders are bringing people from afar Miracle after miracle Healing after healing There are so many more than need a touch from me I have so much more to do There are other women with issues of blood Other harlots who need forgiveness Other centurions who need their servants healed There are so many abuses of your word Pharisees seeking the higher place Moneychangers robbing the people Pious ones praying but empty Clean but filthy Wrong but thinking they are right Leading so many astray Showing so many the wrong way How can I leave now when so many are deceived Hearts to mend Minds to cleanse Lives to change It can’t be my time I want to stay here To minister to the masses To give more to those who need my help I want to touch more lives To heal more To deliver more To forgive more To bring more back to life To rebuke those who are misleading your people If I leave who will they turn to Who will they follow Who will shepherd them I can’t go yet I have so much more to do That is my will My way My wish But it is not yours Your purpose is greater Your love is stronger You know what is best You know how all can be blest You know there is only one way to truly set them free One way to bring complete healing One way to ultimate deliverance You have brought others alongside me to continue the ministry It will not die It will stay alive It will be your church Your people Your way to touch lives Your heart’s desire So not my will Not what I want Not what I desire Not what I would do if I had my way Your will Your desire As much as I want this cup to pass from me I want your will more I must die I must die for your kingdom to go forth I must die for you to be glorified I must die for them All of them They all need forgiveness They all need a sacrifice Pure and holy Undefiled by sin You have kept me Protected me Enabled me to be at this place At this time All I want is what you want All I desire is to do your will Not mine Not my way Let me be your servant Let this flesh die So the Spirit can come Your will be done
I could walk a million miles or swim a thousand seas I could climb the highest mountain or explore the oceans deep I could lift my hands in worship Sing a worship melody But the closest I can get you is down on my knees I could feed a hundred thousand or set the captives free I could help a man in trouble or cure a dread disease I could give to the less fortunate The blessings I’ve received That would not draw me closer than being down on my knees Down on my knees there is healing Down on my knees there is peace Down on my knees there are springs of joy Down on my knees I’m set free Down on my knees He will hear me Every time I cry out in prayer When I’m down on my knees for others I can know He is always right there Help me humble myself Put my flesh in its place Help me cry out to you Down on my knees in prayer
I come to you this morning
Down on my knees in prayer
There is no fear or worry
I know that you are here
I see the sun arising
I hear the birds new song
You made all of creation
Just so I could sing along
As the sun brings light from darkness
You alone will bring me joy
Help me stay right here before you
Help me stand up and rejoice
I cry out to you my Lord
I bow down before your throne
You are all that I have longed for
Make me yours, yours alone
I lift up my hands to worship
God of glory, Lord of all
This is how I start my morning
Unto you I give my call
My days are full. I have a lot of jobs and responsibilities and can get very busy and distracted as he day wears on. Correcting maps, selling insurance, working the garden, caring for the dog, cooking various meals, writing my poetry and other projects, reading, devotions, preparing he worship services, recording lessons and so much more make it a hectic day once things get going. That is why I choose the mornings to come to my Lord in prayer. If I waited until later in the day I would rarely take the time. Now don’t get me wrong, I pray when the Spirit leads me to throughout the day. It would be interesting to make a note each time God brings someone to my remembrance and I pray for them at that moment. I do not do that because I think God intends these type of prayers to be private. The morning is my main time with God because it is uninterrupted and quiet. I can hear Him when it is quiet. I can hear Him when I am still, before the chaos of the day creeps in. That is why I choose the mornings to spend time with my Savior. It’s by far the best of times!
Psalm 63:1a King James Version (KJV)
63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: