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The Day After Christmas

The day has quickly past 
The gifts are all unwrapped 
The wrappings have been swiftly thrown away
The Christmas feast is done
Guests have all gone home
Now you rest from such a busy day 

Your mind goes drifting back
To the year that has just past  
You write down all the wonderful events
Then you start to plan
For the year that is at hand
Hoping to achieve the very best

You start to make a list
Of thinks that you would wish
Would come true in the coming year
Perhaps this year would be
A good year to agree
A closer walk with God would be so dear

Take more time to pray
Read the word each day
Listen for the sound of His sweet voice 
Help those who have needs
Be a friend indeed
Always strive to make the righteous choice

Tell God all your fears
Let Him dry your tears
He will fill your heart with His sweet peace
Bring your needs to Him
And you will always win
All your doubts and worry He’ll release

With these resolutions
We know that the conclusion
Will open up a year that’s full of life
So please take time to pray
That you would find a way
To have a closer walk with Jesus Christ

A Christmas Prayer

The day is finally here
A day of mirth and good cheer
We’ve waited this long
And sung all the songs
That deck the halls this year

The Christmas tree shines so bright
And the houses are covered with lights
The presents are many
The foods getting ready
And soon we’ll all wake from the night

The children flock to the tree
And open their presents with glee
Paper flies everywhere
Parents laugh without a care
They just hope the children are pleased

Once all the presents are open
It’s time for the feast to begin
We sit at the table
And all who are able
Take turns as we start to dig in

Then a gentle hand says wait
Let’s take a minute to pray
So they all bow their heads
As these words are said
To give God the thanks for this day

Oh, the joy of Christmas
Glad tidings we all sing
Blessed Hallelujahs
To the King of Kings
Glory in the highest
Emmanuel is here
Let’s not forget the reason
For this special time of year

Because God sent His son
In a manger bed He lay
Such a simple start
Yet we celebrate this day
Because that little babe
Gave His life our debt to pay
And now we’re born again
If we follow in His way

There’s a hush that fills the room
As a little child says
I want to follow Him
Will you show me the way?
And right there at the table
Before the meal begins
We pray the sinner’s prayer
And that child has entered in

Oh, the joy of Christmas
Glad tidings we all sing
Blessed Hallelujahs
To the King of Kings
Glory in the highest
Emmanuel is here
Let’s not forget the reason
For this special time of year

My Time of Need

All my doubts, all my worries, all my fears
I lay them down at your feet with my tears
Broken and ashamed
I cry out to your name
I know you’ll carry me all my years

Every day I know I go astray
It’s so easy to lose my way
As I sinner I plead
Getting down on my knees
That you’ll hear every word I pray

What a Savior you are, Lord Jesus
What a friend in my time of need
Every day that I live
I know you will give
Grace and mercy abundant and free

Grant Me Wisdom

Grant me wisdom so that I can know your ways. 
Grant me courage to walk beside you all the way
Help me listen so that I can know your plan. 
For I know that everything you have for me Is only good

You have given me life and breath 
so that I can follow you. 
You have given me eyes and ears 
to behold your glory
You have given me hands and feet 
that I might be about your work 
Now I pray that all these gifts you give 
will help me in the way I live
To bring the lost into a life with you

Grant me wisdom so that I can know your ways. 
Grant me courage to walk beside you all the way
Help me listen so that I can know your plan. 
For I know that everything you have for me Is only good

You have given me trials and tests 
so I can learn to trust in you. 
You have given me times of silence 
to teach me patience
You have given me friends who bring to me 
heartache and despair
All to drive me to my knees in prayer 
so that I might seek your answers there
And can bring the lost into a life with you.

All of my life is designed for one purpose. 
All of my days are ordered for one goal
To show others through my situations 
That the love of God is real

Grant me wisdom so that I can know your ways. 
Grant me courage to walk beside you all the way
Help me listen so that I can know your plan. 
For I know that everything you have for me Is only good
Now I pray that all these gifts you give
Will help me in the way I live to bring the lost into a life with you

Our Deepest Need

I was determined that my prayers would reach to heaven
I waited patiently to have the answer come
Then in the stirring of my heart I felt assurance
As the peace of God came rushing like a flood 

In that moment no more worry was within me
I know that Jesus had received my heartfelt plea
I lifted up my eyes to see the heavens open
As the Holy Spirit came to rest on me

What a joy then filled my heart to overflowing 
I felt a laugh deep down within my seeking soul
My mouth flew open and the laughter came in torrents 
My heart had found a place where I could just let go

I didn't care if those around me heard my laughter 
I didn't even recognize that they were there
And it was then I realized the blessed freedom
That could only come from Jesus loving hand

Then I remembered this all started in my prayer life 
I'd been seeking things I thought I truly need
But as it turned out all those things were not the answer 
Jesus brought an answer deeper than my plea

Now I share with you this heartfelt lesson
Always remember Jesus knows our deepest need
And if the answer to our prayer seems long forgotten 
There is something more He's given us indeed

Make It So

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.

The One I Adore

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

Do You Hear Me?

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."

Call on Jesus

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