Heart Prayer

prayer Henri Nouwen

Dear reader:

I share this song lyric that is also a prayer. I pray it reaches you and others in the way needed. Please as God leads share it with others. Just tell them it’s a gift from our Father to them.

You, o Lord comfort me

Draw me close to You

Words can never fully say how much I love You

How could I a sinner describe such amazing love?

Love that spoke life into others amid all the hate
Your Son willing to die for me

Cleansing blood of Calvary

Sin’s stains washed away
Darkness of life’s night turned into day

 

Chorus:

Lord, I lift my heart to You in prayer

I’m so thankful You’re there

Knowing I can share with You all my heart

That’s where healing love does start

 

You hear my tears when life gets rough

When others hurt me with things they do and say

You call me to forgive them, Lord

That’s not always easy for me

I know when I give my pain to You

You hear me like no human being ever could

Such a heavy weight is lifted from me

when I let go of all the hate to You

Lay it on Your altar, Lord

 

Chorus:

Lord, I lift my heart to You in prayer

I’m so thankful You’re there

Knowing I can share with You all my heart

That’s where healing love does start

 

Each day I live for You, o Lord

Each breath You give me

Give me the strength to do Your will

Teach others about the love that sets them free

Be always willing to stretch out a helping hand

to those precious souls, You bring to me

How can I ever thank You enough for

the work You’re doing in me?
I lift my heart to You in prayer

 

Chorus:

Lord, I lift my heart to You in prayer

I’m so thankful You’re there

Knowing I can share with You all my heart

That’s where healing love does start

 

Kevin and Karen Osborne are psychotherapists and pastoral counsellors.  Kevin is studying to become a chaplain and professor of Psychology specializing in Pastoral Theology. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Things Bright and Beautiful. Kevin likes doing impressions. He tells children’s stories and helps others with their problems using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy, who is a therapy bear. He is a partner with us in our counselling practice.We are available to assist with worship and preaching to give busy pastors and ministers a much-needed break. We offer in-office, and phone counselling to anyone in the world.

Co-author on Mind’s Seat, a Christian inspirational blog

http://www.youcanhopeagaincounselling.com/

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