Archive for August 2019

Hear God’s Higher Call

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God. (1 Peter 2:9-10, NASB)

See your God for who He is and
all He is.
He is the Father of the entire human family.
He lovingly formed them all to be His very own.
He invested Himself in each and every individual.
Now realize that we are children of this Father,
this loving, universal Father.
He is so much greater than
our self-centered perspective and
limited minds.
He is grander than
our immature faith and
our love, still growing.

This Father is calling us beyond our
sectarian ways.
He is calling us to share
His broader mind and
larger heart.
He is urging us toward prayer that believes
He is all He says He is and
does all He says He will do.
He is leading us toward a faith that is simpler,
a vision that is higher, and
a love that is as universal as He is,
a love that is
boundless and
fearless and

In this lost and needy world, He is calling us to live as
His children,
His Body,
His divine life made flesh and bone.
His compassion for His lost children is
calling us and constraining us to be
the light of the world,
the salt of the earth,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation.

His love is compelling us and empowering us to be
the People of God.

Father, as we follow Your Spirit,
we are many members
all working together as one Body.
We are the Body of Jesus Christ Himself,
living and loving in this world.
What an amazing reality!

Hymn: We Will Be Your People

Psalm 61

No matter how you feel
(or don’t feel),
Almighty God is
with you as you pray!
This Psalm setting reminds us of that…
with lots of personality.

Printed Music

God, my God, listen to me pray!
Lord, You feel so far away!
Bow Your ear. Hear my little cry.
I’m so low, and You so high.
Small and weak, I drown in need.
O my God, be God indeed!
Mighty Rock, be a rock for me.
Be the strength that I can’t be.

Problems mount, fears are multiplied –
Be the place that I can hide.
Though alone, none to understand,
Mountains move at Your command.
You, O God, are present peace,
Love’s embrace and sweet release.
Trusting You, how my soul can sing
In the shadow of Your wing!

You are here – Father all above,
Jesus, brother, O what love!
Breath of God, powerful and free,
Breathing all You are in me.
Though I feel so far away,
You engulf me as I pray.
Life and joy, good in all You do,
God my Savior, praise to You!

by Ken Bible, © 2018 by

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A Deeper Christmas
Thought-provoking reflections, prayers, and new hymns
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Enrich your celebration of Christ’s coming with this treasury of devotional resources. Go beyond angels, shepherds, and wise men. See Christ and worship Christ in the light of Old Testament prophecy, New Testament fulfillment, and promises of His coming again. Fill your heart, mind, and imagination with all He is. Included are hymn links that provide free recordings and printed music. The book’s sections include: Introducing Jesus Christ; Promises of Christ’s Coming; Christ Has Come!; Epiphany: The Light of the World; Promises of His Coming Again

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The Lord’s Prayer 4

Monday –      Christ Is Praying for Us
Hymn: Father, as You Love Your Son(recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     All in Christ
Hymn: All in Christ (recording) (printed)

Wednesday –Hallowed Be Your Name
Hymn: From You, Through You, To You (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    Your Kingdom Come #1

Friday –          Your Kingdom Come #2
Hymn: Hallelujah Hymn (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Your Will Be Done
Hymn: Focus (recording) (printed)

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I Am from You

The Lord God formed man of dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7, NASB)

God, in a way, our relationship is private and personal,
one that You and I share alone.
It’s an organic relationship,
as fundamental as my substance,
as my existence.
I am from You.

I turn back to You now as demands leave me
uncertain and
seeking support.
I am from You.

I don’t just have my source in You.
I’m not a child now seeking independence.
I am a part of You once ripped away,
now seeking reunion.
You are life, and I am alive.
You are reality, and I exist.
You are air, and I am a breath.

Father, I am from You.
Make us one again, I pray.

Father, as I trust You,
my reality is as vast as You are.
I share in Your character,
Your power,
Your goodness, and
Your unlimited future.

Hymn: Imagine Your Creator’s Breath

Psalm 19

A majestic hymn that celebrates
God’s magnificent revelations of Himself
in creation and
in His word.
Set to a familiar tune.

Printed Music

Glory to God! His wisdom shines.
The heavens sing His majesty.
Beyond all words the skies display
A greater Hand than eyes can see.

Glory to God! His wisdom speaks
And freely shares what life can be.
The Word that spun the wondrous worlds
Invites us to their harmony.

Treasures await for all who seek.
What boundless wealth for heart and mind!
His eager Spirit waits to teach
Each word, so rich, so true, so kind.

Read Him above and all around,
And taste the inner wonder stirred.
Then come and freely feast your souls
On all the wonders of His Word.

by Ken Bible, © 2018 by


The Lord’s Prayer 3

Monday –      Pray as One of His Children
Hymn: God of All People (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Pray in the Truth
Hymn: Ever Full and Overflowing (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Preoccupied with Love
Hymn: My Mind Is Yours (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    When I Drive
Hymn: I Look to You, and You Are Love (recording) (printed)

Friday –          I Thank God for You
Hymn: Prayer of Intercession (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     The Bond of Prayer

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You created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
your works are wonderful.
(Psalm 139:13-14, NIV)

I am Yours—
life, breath, mind, energy,
spirit and body, past and future,
I am entirely Yours.
Conceived by Your love,
knit together by Your infinite wisdom,
born and cradled by Your power,
I am the child of Your very being,
O Lord of all.

You love me.
Father God,
before the mountains could witness it,
You invested yourself in me.
You devoted yourself to my needs.
Driven by love, You held nothing back—
now, then, always.
I don’t understand it, but
everything around me says it is so—
the air, my food and water, every pattern and color,
every conversation with a friend.
Reminders flood my senses from birth through death.

Your glory invites me to come and know You,
and prodded by my needs,
my failures and anxieties,
I look up to You.
I hunger for You.
Father, fulfill in me that unhindered relationship
that Your love has always craved,
that Your wisdom would patiently teach,
that Your power can provide.
Draw my life energies into yourself,
the Source and Goal of all I am.
Enable me to become all I can become,
to grow, to learn, to discover and aspire,
but all in You and unto You.

nurture that trust within me.
Nurture that love.

True wealth is not possessing, but
being possessed by
all-wise God.

Hymn: God of the Universe

Psalm 25

A hymn setting of a
deeply-meaningful prayer of
consecration and trust
from the Psalms.

Printed Music

To You, O God, I lift my heart,
My life, my self, my soul.
Lord, all within me reaches up!
I long for Your control!
I long for Your control!

Guide every thought and word and deed.
O teach me, loving Lord!
Shine out through me that all may see
Your likeness here restored,
Your likeness here restored.

Deliver me from evil, Lord,
Around and all within,
From all the wrong that stalks my life,
From all the lies of sin,
From all the lies of sin.

My eyes are fixed on You, O God,
So great, so good, so true!
My highest joy, my one desire,
My hope is only You,
My hope is only You.

by Ken Bible, © 2018 by


The Lord’s Prayer 2

Monday –      The Lord’s Prayer Paraphrased
Hymn: Reign in Me (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Our Father in Heaven
Hymn: Father, Your Name (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – I See You More Clearly
Hymn: God My Father (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    You Call Yourself My Father
Hymn: My Loving Father (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Seeing a Greater God
Hymn: High and Holy Sovereign God (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     That Place
Hymn: My Mind Will Be Your Holy Place (recording) (printed)

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