Sunday, February 14, 2016

Your Salvation

Your Salvation,
Your promise fulfilled,
held in my arms
welling up within.
Joy overtakes me;
thank You Lord.
Your Salvation is come
to save the world.

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February 14, 2016
Your Salvation

Luke 2:30
Luke 2:25-32
Sanctuary for Lent for 2016
by Sue Mink
scripture and meditation for February 11, 2016
read February 14, 2016
&
Ash Wednesday
Luke 1:47
Luke 1:46-49
Sanctuary for Lent for 2016
by Sue Mink
scripture and meditation for February 10, 2016
Ash Wednesday
read February 10, 2016

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

to discern God’s answer – v4

For us to discern God’s answers
to the prayers we have lifted up
we need to stop, to wait,
to be patient, to listen;
We need to be silent
for us to discern God’s answer
for God will surely answer.

How can we hear God
if we keep on talking
if we don’t take a breath
after our prayers are raised up
and listen for God’s answer;
God is still speaking to us
sharing His love, if we will listen.

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edited February 13, 2016
to discern God’s answer – v4

(editing version 3)
(with links to the other 110 poems inspired by the sermons below)
edited October 28, 2015
to discern God’s answer – v3
(editing original)
edited June 22, 2014
to discern God’s answer – v2
May 31, 2014
to discern God’s answer
&
edited October 28, 2015
How much is my path – v2
edited October 2, 2015
Words of My Prayer – v2
edited October 1, 2015
shades of gray – v2
edited October 1, 2015
Christ is the answer – v4
(editing version 2)
edited October 1, 2015
Christ is the answer – v3
(editing original, adding final stanza)
edited October 1, 2015
Go to God in Prayer – v3
(editing original)
edited September 30, 2015
Go to God in Prayer – v2
edited September 30, 2015
Go to God in Prayer – v2
edited September 30, 2015
Forgiveness – v2
edited September 13, 2015
sow to our own hearts – v4
(editing original again)
edited May 9, 2015
a request to God – v3
(editing version 2)
edited April 25, 2015
God is Patient – v3
(editing version 2)
edited November 27, 2014
real, authentic – v3
(editing original version again)
July 11, 2014
Stop, look, listen
edited July 8, 2014
How much is for our Good – v3
edited July 8, 2014
pray for others – v4
(editing version 2)
edited July 8, 2014
prayers for ourselves – v2
edited July 8, 2014
a request to God – v2
edited July 8, 2014
God is Patient – v2
edited June 30, 2014
God is Patient
edited June 3, 2014
How much is for our Good – v2
edited June 25, 2014
real, authentic – v2
edited June 25, 2014
Christ is the answer – v2
edited June 24, 2014
Christ is the answer
June 24, 2014
Christ was the answer
edited June 24, 2014
what eats at you – v2
edited June 24, 2014
pray for others – v3
(editing original again)
June 24, 2014
He is Light, He is Love
June 24, 2014
Constant Unceasing Prayer
June 24, 2014
only in waiting
June 24, 2014
talk to God
June 24, 2014
a prayer at the stop light
June 24, 2014
wait a while
June 24, 2014
prayer is not failure
June 24, 2014
a promise fulfilled
June 24, 2014
prayers for ourselves
June 24, 2014
share your dreams, your concerns, your fears
June 24, 2014
how is God speaking
June 24, 2014
was the thought from God
June 24, 2014
for the shades of gray
June 24, 2014
shades of gray
June 24, 2014
Words of My Prayer
June 24, 2014
we need to listen - 2
June 24, 2014
what does God want
June 24, 2014
our call in whispers
June 23, 2014
but to forgive them – v2
June 23, 2014
but to forgive them
June 23, 2014
Christ spoke prayer
June 23, 2014
Go to God in Prayer
June 23, 2014
regular prayer
June 23, 2014
heart to heart – 2
edited June 23, 2014
pray for others – v2
June 23, 2014
wherever you are
June 23, 2014
what eats at you
June 23, 2014
be angry with God
June 23, 2014
an honest conversation
June 23, 2014
pray for others
June 23, 2014
a request to God
June 23, 2014
real, authentic
edited June 23, 2014
calling to God – v2
June 23, 2014
calling to God
edited June 23, 2014
A Model Prayer – v2
edited/ merged June 23, 2014
A Model Prayer
(combining the following poems
to show the structure of the Lord’s Prayer)
June 23, 2014
-          identity
-          praise
-          petition
-          supplication
-          confession
-          forgiveness
-          intercession
June 23, 2014
seeking God - 3
June 23, 2014
God won’t leave us in darkness
edited June 22, 2014
seven minutes of silence – v2
edited June 22, 2014
sow to our own hearts – v3
edited June 22, 2014
come to God as children – v2
June 22, 2014
come to God as children
edited June 22, 2014
Prayer suffers long
June 22, 2014
Prayer suffereth long
June 22, 2014
Prayer is Patient
June 22, 2014
Let’s talk about prayer
June 22, 2014
come to God unrighteous
June 22, 2014
falling on our knees
June 22, 2014
may we be patient
June 22, 2014
How can we hear God’s answer
June 22, 2014
a prayer isn’t a demand
June 22, 2014
we need to listen
June 22, 2014
empty the garbage
&
Matthew 6:5-14
“Jesus Teaches About Prayer” (NCV)
(including Lord’s Prayer)
Ephesians 6:11-18
Sermon 1 of “All My Days: A Summer of Prayer”
Summer Sermon Series on Prayer
children’s message by Ray Foss
-          God fills in the words we pray
based on Upper Room reading for June 9, 2014, read June 18, 2014
Romans 8:26 (NRSV)
Romans 8:22-27
Upper Room Daily Devotional
“Guided by the Spirit”
by Milly Ibanda
for June 9, 2014
read June 18, 2014
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for March and April 2014
-          spontaneous prayer, wait for God’s answer
(based on Shanequa’s prayer for a puppy July 21, 2006)
opening and welcome by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
and sermon, “Stop, Look and Listen”
by Sally Drew
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
June 22, 2014
&
May 31, 2014
He will come
May 31, 2014
Call upon God
May 31, 2014
not the words
May 31, 2014
pray the silence
May 31, 2014
seven minutes of silence
May 31, 2014
Being right with God
May 31, 2014
How to pray – 2
May 31, 2014
Choose Daily
May 31, 2014
How much is for our Good
May 31, 2014
How must is God’s path
May 31, 2014
How much is my path
May 31, 2014
a different path – 2
May 31, 2014
a different choice
May 31, 2014
prepare the soil – 2
edited May 31, 2014
to embrace the seed – v2
&
November 26, 2012
to embrace the seed
page 178, Chapter 12,
“In the Belly of the Beast”
The Shack, by William P. Young
&
echat with Isaac Tiibasima
November 25, 2012
&
edited May 31, 2014
God could make a garden – v3
edited May 31, 2014
God could make a garden – v2
March 8, 2014
God could make a garden
Isaiah 35:1-6
Philippians 2:13
Upper Room Daily Devotional
“The Seeds of Faith”
by Wilma A. Quinonez-Cubero
for March 1, 2014
read March 3, 2014
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for March and April 2014
May 31, 2014
&
edited May 31, 2014
sow to our own hearts – v2
May 30, 2014
sow to our own hearts
Hosea 10:12
“Sow righteousness for yourselves,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.”
Hosea 6:3
“Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises, he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth."
prayer
Maya Angelou’s passing
and sermonette, thoughts about
how to make us right with God (righteous)
and how to pray
by Sally Drew
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Fourth Friday of the month service at Mt. Heights Health Care Facility
Patten, ME
May 30, 2014

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the Healer – v3

God is the Creator
God is our Savior, the Healer
restoring our lives,
renewing us within

God is the Sustainer
our protection in the breach
God heals us daily
our souls to keep

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edited February 13, 2016
the Healer – v3

(editing version 2)
edited February 13, 2016
the Lord who heals – v2
February 6, 2016
the Lord who Heals
edited December 7, 2014
the Healer – v2
May 27, 2014
The Medicine of Jesus
May 27, 2014
The prescription of Jesus
May 27, 2014
God is our Healer
May 27, 2014
because he made us
edited May 27, 2014
The Inventor – v2
May 27, 2014
The Inventor
May 27, 2014
The Master Physician
May 25, 2014
when we are sick
May 25, 2014
the Healer
May 25, 2014
unknown to them
Sermon 20 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
1 Peter 3:13-22 (CEB)
Acts 17:22-31 (CEB)
Sirach 34:19-20 (CEB)
Spangler, Ann: Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-        Yahweh Ropheka  à the Lord Who Heals
children’s message
-          When we are sick,
God is our Healer
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh Rophekah”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
May 25, 2014
Memorial Day Sunday
&
Sermon 19 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 23 (King James Version)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-        Yahweh Roi and Yahweh Shammah  à
 the Lord is my Shepherd and the Lord is there
children’s message
-          God takes care of His children
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh Roi/ Yahweh Shammah”
May 18, 2014
&
Sermon 18 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Nehemiah 1:5 (English Standard Version)
Isaiah 35:1-2 (The Message Bible)
Deuteronomy 7:21 (English Standard Version)
John 4:7-15 (The Message) (MSG)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Hannora à Awesome God
children’s message by Ellen Dickinson – Amen and Bow Wow!
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . El Hannora”
May 11, 2014
&
Sermon 17 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Exodus 34:10-14 NIV Bible
Deuteronomy 4:23-24 NIV Bible
1 John 3:1-7 Common English Bible
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Kanna à Jealous God
children’s message
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . El Kanna”
May 4, 2014
&
Sermon 16 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Genesis 21:1-21 (The Message Bible)
Acts 4:32-35 (The Message Bible)
Psalm 139
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          El Roi à God watches over us
children’s message
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . El Roi”
April 27, 2014
&
Easter Sunday
Sermon 15 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Jeremiah 23:5-6 (GODs Word Translation)
Jeremiah 31:33 (GODs Word Translation)
Matthew 28:1-10 (English Standard Version)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Yahweh Tsidqenu à The Lord Our Righteousness
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh Tsidqenu”
April 20, 2014
&
Palm Sunday
Sermon 14 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:7-12 (The Message)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 20:26-27
(Matthew 21:1-11)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Ish Makaboth à Man of Sorrows
song and sacred dance by Erica Berberena
to “Hosanna” by Kirk Franklin
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ish Makaboth”
April 13, 2014
&
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 13 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 94:2-15 (Living Bible)(TLB)
Ezekiel 37:1-14 (The Message Bible)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Shopet à Judge
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Shopet”
April 6, 2014
&
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 12 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:1-9 (The Message)
“The Suffering Servant”
1 Samuel 16:1-13
“God Looks into the Heart”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Ebed Yahweh à Servant of God
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ebed Yahweh”
March 30, 2014
&
Third Sunday in Lent
reading of poem, “Lent”
by Ann Weems
from her book, Kneeling in Jerusalem
Sermon 11 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 31:1-5 (Names of God bible)
John 13:12-17 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
(John 20:16 – in the garden)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Rabbouni/ El Emet à Teacher/God of Truth
children’s sermon by Regina Goode about Johnny Appleseed
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Rabbouni/El Emet”
March 23, 2014
&
Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon 10 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 121
John 3:1-17 (not read)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Yahweh/Yahweh Yireh (ya-WEH yir-EH)à The Lord will supply
Prayers of the People by Ray Foss
children’s sermon by Kelly Curtis
-         Mark 1:12-13 – story about Lent and waiting
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Yahweh”
March 16, 2014
&
First Sunday in Lent
Sermon 9 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Job 19:25-27 New International Version (NIV)
Romans 5:12-19 New International Version (NIV)
Isaiah 49:7
Leviticus 25:48-49
Numbers 35:9-30
Jeremiah 50:33-34
Mark 10:54
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Go’el (go’EL)à Redeemer
Opening Prayer
children’s sermon
-         Why are You Sad?
and sermon “Our Redeemer Lives”
by Raymond A. Foss
filling in for Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
March 9, 2014
&
Transfiguration Sunday
Sermon 8 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Psalm 46
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         El Olam (EL o-LAM)à Everlasting/Eternal God
and sermon “Hello My Name El Olam”
by Ellen Alward Dickinson
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
March 2, 2014
&
Sermon 7 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Daniel 4:19, 24-35 (The Names of God Bible)
1 Kings 19 (The Names of God Bible)
Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV)
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         El Elyon (EL el-YOHN)à God Most High
children’s sermon, “God Rocks!”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon ““Hello My Name El Elyon”
February 23, 2014
&
Sermon 6 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Ishà Bridegroom
Hosea 2:16, 19-20
Revelations 19:6-9
Worship Songs: “Bless His Holy Name”
children’s sermon, Scouting Sunday,
by Jean Howes
-         God’s promise
and sermon “Hello My Name Is… Ish/ Bridegroom”
February 9, 2014
&
Sermon 5 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Adonay (Adonai)à Lord
Daniel 9:9-16
Daniel 9:17-19
Daniel 9:9-19
children’s sermon
-         a servant is someone who serves the Lord,
using all of their talents to bring His kingdom on earth,
serving our Master in everything they say and do.
by Pastor Ruth Foss
and sermon “Hello My Name Adonay”
February 2, 2014
&
Sermon 4 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         El Chayà Living God
Joshua 3:7-13
2 Kings 19:14-16
Jeremiah 10:3-5
2 Corinthians 6:15-16
children’s sermon
“We have a living and breathing God who is always there for us.
He answers us when we call. Our God is not dead…He surely alive…“
by Pastor Ruth
and sermon “Hello My Name is …El Chay”
January 26, 2014
&
Sermon 3 of Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         El à God
-         Elohimà God
-         EloahàGod
Genesis 1:2-2:3
Deuteronomy 28:2-6
children’s sermon
-          “and God Created. . . “
by Pastor Ruth
and sermon “Hello My Name is …El, Elohim, and Eloah”
January 19, 2014
&
Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Yeshua --> Jesus
-         Mashiach --> Christ, Messiah
Matthew 1:18-21
Psalm 2
Mark 1:14-20
Matthew 3:13-17
children’s sermon
-          There is only One who can save us, Jesus, the one Savior
and sermon “Hello My Name is …Yeshua/Mashiach”
January 12, 2014
&
Epiphany Sunday
Epiphany of the Lord Sunday
Sermon Series on “The Names of God”
Sermon 1 of “What’s In A Name…”
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Ha-Shem -> the Name
-         Ehyeh -> I Am
Exodus 3:13-14
Leviticus 24:10-16 (All Scripture is from The Names of God Bible)
children’s sermon - different names, different meaning – one person; many names for God, all one God
and sermon “Our Many Faceted God”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
January 5, 2014

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 41,050+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.