GOD BLESS US ALL!! Put all your trust in HIM and know that HIS way is the best way and only way for our lives; completely. HIS way serves all of creation.
May we pray to have more patience in waiting for HIS answers to our prayers, because HE is answering so many.
Treat others like JESUS treats you. JESUS, who sacrificed for our sins.
Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read:
1 From Paul, by the will of God an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy
2 to God's holy people in Colossae, our faithful brothers in Christ. Grace and peace to you from God our Father.
3 We give thanks for you to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, continually in our prayers,
4 ever since we heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you show towards all God's holy people
5 because of the hope which is stored up for you in heaven. News of this hope reached you not long ago through the word of truth, the gospel
6 that came to you in the same way as it is bearing fruit and growing throughout the world. It has had the same effect among you, ever since you heard about the grace of God and recognised it for what it truly is.
7 This you learnt from Epaphras, our very dear fellow-worker and a trustworthy deputy for us as Christ's servant,
8 and it was he who also told us all about your love in the Spirit.
9 That is why, ever since the day he told us, we have never failed to remember you in our prayers and ask that through perfect wisdom and spiritual understanding you should reach the fullest knowledge of his will
10 and so be able to lead a life worthy of the Lord, a life acceptable to him in all its aspects, bearing fruit in every kind of good work and growing in knowledge of God,
11 fortified, in accordance with his glorious strength, with all power always to persevere and endure,
12 giving thanks with joy to the Father who has made you able to share the lot of God's holy people and with them to inherit the light.
13 Because that is what he has done. It is he who has rescued us from the ruling force of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son that he loves,
14 and in him we enjoy our freedom, the forgiveness of sin.
GOD BLESS US ALL,
I am skipping this because of capital letters.
Or perhaps that since it may have covered the same topics as Colossians, maybe it was left out of canon because of redundancy?
Hearts and voices heavnward raise:
Sing to God a hymn of gladness,
Sing to God a hymn of praise.
He who on the cross a victim,
For the worlds salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
Now is risen from the dead.
Now the iron bars are broken,
Christ from death to life is born,
Glorious life, and life immortal,
On this holy Easter morn,
Christ has triumphed, and we conquer
By his mighty enterprise;
We with him to life eternal
By his resurrection rise.
Christ is risen, Christ, the firstfruits
Of the holy harvest field,
Which with all its full abundance
At his second coming yields;
Then the golden ears of harvest
Will their heads before him wave,
Ripened by his glorious sunshine
From the furrows of the grave.
Christ is risen, we are risen!
Shed upon us heavnly grace,
Rains and dew and gleams of glory
From the brightness of your face;
That with hearts in heaven dwelling,
We on earth may fruitful be,
And by angels hands be gathered
Into heavns eternity.
Glory be to God on high;
Alleluia to the Savior
Who has won the victory;
Alleluia to the Spirit,
Fount of love and sanctity;
To the Triune majesty.
Tune: Würtzburg 87.87 D
Music: Andäctige und Auserlesene Gesänger, Würtzburg, 1705
Text: Christopher Wordsworth, 1782
Let us rise in early morning,
And instead of ointment bring
Hymns and praises to our master,
And his resurrection sing;
We shall see the Sun of Justice
Risn with healing in his wing.
Let us rise in early morning,
and his resurrection sing.
Tune: Hyfrydol 87.87 D
Music: R. H. Prichard, 1831
Text: ?????s?µe? ?????? ßa?e??, Saint John of Damascus, c. 740
Translation: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
PRAYER OF ST. AUGUSTINE [+]
Breathe in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy; Act in me O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy; Draw my heart O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy; Strengthen me O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy; Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.
When I am in desolation of spirit, when all who are dear to me have passed away like summer flowers and none are left to love me and care for me, whisper to my troubled soul that there is one Friend who dies not - one whose love never changes - Jesus on the altar.
When sorrows thicken and crush me with their burden, when I look in vain for comfort, let me remember Your words: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will refresh you."
Your friendship, dear Lord, henceforth shall be the dearest treasure I possess. It shall be my consolation when all who hold a place in my heart are gone from this earth!
With Your friendship the world shall never be dreary and life never without charm. Would that I could realize the pure happiness of possessing Your sympathy and compassion.
When I am crushed and weary, when the hope I have lived for has gone, when sorrows and trials that I dare not reveal to any make my soul sink almost unto death, when I look in vain for someone to understand me, one who will enter into my miseries, make me then remember that there is Someone who knows every fiber of my heart, every sorrow, every pain special to my peculiar nature, and who deeply sympathizes with me.
When shared with You, the cross becomes lighter, and in Your Heart I find rest and strength. Amen.