Joy of the Gospel

The Good News of Jesus Christ

Category: Poetry

Home

A watch for home. A picture of the sea. We are like people on the seashore seeking home in a distant place. Photo by Anukrati Omar on Unsplash

The Lord is mighty and greatly to be praised.
His light shines on all nations.
Let the nations declare his goodness.
His goodness goes out to all who seek home; his mercy, to all who love.

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Speaks

Prophecy, May 13, 2020. A picture of a mountain. God speaks to all and saves those who want salvation. This picture is used because there are two references to mountains in this prophecy: Bashan and Salem. Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

The Lord is great. Who can stand against him?
Has not his breath went out? Has it not consumed the wicked of the earth?
The Lord speaks daily, but none listen to his voice.
The Lord cries out to us, but none hear.

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The voice of the Lord

The voice of the Lord. A picture of mountains. This picture shows a landscape that can be shaken by the powerful voice of the Lord. Photo by Ales Krivec on Unsplash

A declaration about the power of the voice of the Lord.

Keep the Lord’s commandments. He will not fail you.
No one is ashamed who obeys the voice of the Lord.

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Guide

Guide. An image of a lamp on the ground of a desert at night time. This image represents how the Lord can be a lamp unto us. Photo by Vladimir Fedotov on Unsplash

A petition for God to guide us and show mercy on the wicked.

Lord, you are my guide. How can I see without you?
I grope in the darkness without your hand.
You are a lamp unto my feet (Psalm 119:105).

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Miracle

An image of a woman praying and kneeling in the snow with the sun in the background. This image was used because it represents how a person can pray for a miracle.

A request for God to intervene and use me as a conduit for his miracle-working power.

Lord, Heavenly Father, please take up my cause.
Hear my cry and consider it well.
Is your hand short that you cannot reach me (Numbers 11:23, Isaiah 59:1)?

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