All Nature Speaks His Language
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"May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14
Jennifer's prayer: "Lord, work mightily in the deep places in the lives of my descendants, creating in them thoughts and ideas and desires that match Yours. Let their hearts be so full of Your living Word that when they speak from the overflow of their hearts (Luke 6:45), the words of their mouths will be the words from Your mouth." (John 14:24)~Jennifer Kennedy Dean
My prayer: "Lord, I pray that the truth of Psalm 19 will become a reality to each of my descendants. Your law is perfect, it is radiant light, it is sweeter than honey from the comb, it will guard us and keep us on the right path if we listen and respond wisely to Your Word. I pray that every one of my descendants will love Your law with an abiding love."
Because it is one of my favorites, I am posting the whole chapter--to me one of the most beautifully penned in the Bible--
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
The decrees of the LORD are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
2010-the Year of Longings
I long for my descendants to speak the language of the One True God, to let their lights shine so that when they speak, others will KNOW that God not only IS but IS active and alive in them.
Photo courtesy of Nava, my sweet friend of many years, who is a wonderful photographer.