“Lord of Hosts” – A Poem


My Everlasting Lord and Father
Preserver of all men and beast
I yield unto Your glorious power
Abiding in Your strength and peace

Most Holy, Sovereign, Righteous King
To utter Your praise is my delight
Lift up my head again to sing
My Shield, my Buckler, Path of Light

King of Glory, Counselor, Saviour
Eternal Fortress, Great Redeemer
Near to me, Alpha Omega
Joyful Refuge, You’re my Healer

Your strength perfected in my weakness
My fear is cast out by Your love
My peace is resting in Your presence
Lighting on me like a dove

Lord of Hosts, I worship You
Oh Lord of Hosts, I worship You

From the book
Christine’s Short-Shorts
by Christine Brooks Martin

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Prayer


Christine Brooks Martin:

The importance of prayer…

Originally posted on daily meditation:

prayer-401401_640 (1)Lamentation5:21: Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old— (ESV)

The above is a cry for change. The reality is not beautiful, it is frustrating and damning. The writer cries for help because things have really gotten out of hand have really. The people needed divine intervention, hence the prayer of restoration.

They knew they can do better than that. But rather than sit down in the ashes of regret and sadness, hopelessness, this man decided to take the path of prayer. If it is not prayer, then it is nothing. Prayer is so central to the interaction between God and man that early in the bible, we read that man began to call upon God. There is no activity through which we connect to God, initiated by us, like prayer. If you are not apt at praying then…

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Prayer to Overcome Low Self-Esteem


Lord, create in me a clean heart and renew my spirit in righteousness. You formed and fashioned me according to your will and council. I am fearfully and wonderfully made and have been forgiven, made clean and reconciled to you by your grace. I am the temple of your Holy Spirit and you abide in me forever. You have chosen me to be one of your own because I was delivered from darkness into your marvelous light. Your scriptures declare that those who reverence you Lord are secure. You are a refuge for your sons and daughters and you surround me with your hedge of protection. Thank you for enabling me to walk in boldness. Your righteousness covers and keeps me from stumbling. The wicked run away when no one is chasing them but I am not afraid because you are my helper. You declare that I am above and not beneath. I am the head and not the tail and your loving kindness is my shield.

You hold me by your right hand my Lord and my God, and tell me not to fear because you are with me. I have your new mercies each day and you supply me with everything I need for life, peace and godliness. I am a branch connected to the vine. You are the vine and I am the branch connected to your life that flows through me. I am part of a chosen generation. I am a special person called a citizen of your holy nation. I am your ambassador. I am a representative in this world. I have faith, gentleness, self-control, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit dwells in me. I yield each day to my inheritance of your peace, liberty and glory. In quietness and confidence is my strength. You are for me and more than anything that can come against me.

Thank you for the indwelling presence of your Holy Spirit that helps me in any weakness. When I pray, He makes intercession to you in my behalf. I do not place my abilities above your strength because I rely on you. My confidence rests in the knowledge that you are my helper. So I have no need to live in fear of any challenge to my mind, body, soul and spirit. My self-esteem is not diminished. I have overwhelming victory in my life. That victory is through faith as I love and worship Jesus Christ. Each day I approach you with thanksgiving, praise, worship, prayers and supplications. I can ask for anything that pleases you and I know that you hear my voice. Thank you for your love, strength, peace and confidence. You show me everyday that I am your son/daughter and you are my God.

From the prayerbook
“He That Healeth Thee”

Christine Brooks Martin
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A Prayer When Feeling Insecure


Although an army might come up against me, I do not have a fearful heart. Warfare might come to the threshhold of my door but it does not overtake me. My trust and confidence is in you Lord. It is better to trust in your promises rather than putting my confidence in man.

Father you are my confidence and you hold me up when I have been attacked, overtaken, overwhelmed by people, places, events or the inexplicable. You are the Holy Lord and God who reveals the truth. My eyes are open to see the truth revealed in your scriptures. My ears are open to hear the truth of the spoken word.

All of my confidence and strength comes from being quiet and still in my mind. My confidence and strength comes from being quiet and still in my heart. My confidence and strength comes from being quiet and still in my soul. My confidence and strength comes from being quiet and still in my spirit. When I am quiet and still, I have your rest and peace. My rest and peace is in knowing what you can do.

I take comfort in knowing that you have begun a good work in my life by showing me purpose and destiny. None of my labor as your servant is cut off or in vain. I see the reward and harvest of what you have planned for my good and my future. I see the reward and harvest of what I hope for and my expected end. Your presence causes me to abide in your unfailing love. Your presence helps me to abide in your grace and favor. Your word and your presence helps me to rest, be still and know your peace. You Lord God are my strength and resting place.

From the prayerbook “He That Healeth Thee

Christine Brooks Martin
www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com

Areli MediaWorks  | 2015

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The Lord Who Rescues Me


HopeTrustLord it is You who keeps my soul alive and my feet dancing. I praise Your Holy name with a song, and magnify You with thanksgiving. The humble who hear my praise become glad. Those who seek You shall live also. When I reverence You then You hold my hand.

Your mercy is from everlasting to everlasting. Your righteousness extends to my children’s children. I cry out and You never fail to answer me. You strengthen me with strength in my soul. If I walk in the midst of trouble, You rescue me and Your right hand saves me. Lord you perfect all that concerns me. Your mercy endures forever and You have not forsaken the work of Your hands in my behalf.

Christine Brooks Martin
http://www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com

Areli MediaWorks | 2014

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Confident In His Comfort


ConfidenceLord God I anxiously seek your comfort each day. My eyes behold the manifestation of your promises in my life. I am your son/daughter and know that you hear my prayer. I wait for your rescue that is never far away. Each day I renew my hope in your word. In the midst of sorrowful and tearful circumstances my lips praise and worship you.

Your love is unfailing and it comforts me. You have sent the Holy Spirit to abide with me and He is my helper and source of comfort. Your presence assures me of your love and peace, and restores my soul. I am encouraged by your word and consume it as my necessary food. My mind, body, soul and spirit is filled and nourished by your truth. Your promises revive me and they comfort me in all my troubles.

Lord you know every burden, trouble and weight that I must endure and you fill me with patience. Confidence in your deliverance helps me mature naturally and spiritually. In turn, I know how to minister and encourage others to live in harmony and peace. Through confidence in you I have liberty, a tender heart and a humble attitude. With one mind I sympathize with others. And I love others as my brothers and sisters. You are the God of love and peace who is always with me. You are the source of all mercy, comfort and strength. Thank you for helping me to be more confident. I praise you, the Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Christine Brooks Martin, author
Pray What God Says
Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith
He That Healeth Thee
Christine’s Short-Shorts
Little Book, Big Prayers (4-book Series)

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Connect to God


crutches-habakkukOften I have heard people refer to God as a “crutch” and they use the word in a negative connotation. Sometimes it is to make light of the believer’s faith, trust and reliance on God, or give the impression that God relishes a following of zombie-like, dysfunctional people incapable of a significant life. Those who intend to mock us with usage of the word “crutch” fail to understand the utility and functionality of the crutch.

Crutches are mobility aids used to counter a mobility impairment or an injury that limits walking ability. –Definition source: Wilkipedia

When you have been afflicted and decide to change your posture and connect to God, He should be welcomed as a crutch. His promises are your support and strength to compensate for every weakness. He is a crutch to facilitate your physical and spiritual healing. He comes along side you for natural and spiritual development, change, growth, and maturity. God is your crutch for any situation. (from “Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”)

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”–Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)

Christine Brooks Martin, author
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