Worship Resource: I Surrender All

surrender allWorship Resource: I Surrender All
Original prayers: Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
Music: I Surrender All
United Methodist Hymnal #354. Public Domain.
Text: J.W. Van Deventer. Music: W.S. Weeden

The instrumental music continues during the praying

ALL SINGING: I Surrender All, verse 1
All to Jesus I surrender; all to him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live.
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

ALL PRAYING:
Jesus, I want to surrender to you all that I am
And all that I’m striving to be
You are my salvation
You are my hope
As best I can, I open the deepest places of my being to you
Come Holy Spirit dwell within me
Help me hold nothing back from you

ALL SINGING: I Surrender All, verse 3
All to Jesus I surrender; make me, Savior, wholly thine;
Fill me with thy love and power; truly know that thou art mine.
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

ALL PRAYING:
Give me the strength to surrender my body, soul, and mind
My longings and emotions
All my hopes, plans, and dreams

Grant me courage to surrender my past, present, and future
My hurts, habits, relationships and attitudes
My fears and insecurities
My passion and confidence
My livelihood, resources, talents and skills

ALL SINGING: I Surrender All, verve 4
All to Jesus I surrender; Lord, I give myself to thee;
Fill me with thy love and power; let thy blessing fall on me.
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

ALL PRAYING:
Build in me faith and trust
To surrender everything to your compassion and care
All my weaknesses
All my strengths
For better, for worse
For richer, for poorer,
In sickness and in health,
I belong to you

Transform my life into whatever pleases you most
Transform me into the person you desire me to be
Use me for the honor and glory of your name

ALL SINGING: I Surrender All, refrain
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

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I Surrender All, compilation and original prayers © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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Photo Quote: Luke 6

Luke 6Reading for the week of February 9: Luke 6
Click Here for more information on the #LukeActs2014 Reading Plan

I decided to pick a few verses from this week’s reading to memorize. Some of my artist friends illustrate verses in various mediums as part of their devotional time, so I thought I’d give that a try, too. I used PicMonkey, a free, online picture editor, and really enjoyed the process.

#LukeActs2014: Luke 6

lukeacts 02-09 logoReading for the week of February 9: Luke 6
Click Here for more information on the #LukeActs2014 Reading Plan

Consider reading the chapter in several translations and choosing a few verses to memorize. I chose:
Luke 6:27-28 NIV
Love your enemies,
Do good to those who hate you,
Bless those who curse you,
Pray for those who mistreat you.

Luke 6:31, 36 NIV
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:37-38a NRSV
Do not judge, and you will not be judged;
Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven;
Give, and it will be given to you.

Luke 6:46 NRSV
Why do you call me “Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you?

Main events of this chapter (with links to previous posts):
Jesus Teaches on Sabbath Keeping
Luke 6:1-11 (Matthew 12:1-14; Mark 2:23-3:6)

Jesus Calls the Twelve Apostles
Luke 6:13-16 (Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Acts 1:13)

THE SERMON ON THE PLAIN
The Blessings and Woes
Luke 6:20-23 (Matthew 5:3-12)

Love Your Enemies
Luke 6:27-36 (Matthew 5:39-42)
Quotes: Praying for Enemies

Do Not Judge
Luke 6:37-42 (Matthew 7:1-5)
Prayer: No Partiality
Quotes: Overcoming Labeling
Quotes: Judging Others

You are Known by Your Fruit
Luke 6:43-45 (Matthew 7:16-20)

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders
Luke 6:46-49 (Matthew 7:24-27)

Prayer for a Loved One Looking for Work

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Lord God, Creator of Heaven and Earth,
Thank you for the gift of work,
For education, skill, and opportunity

Thank you for the chance to join you
In providing for our needs and needs of others

Thank you for the satisfaction of fruitfulness
For purpose and accomplishment

And thank you for making us more than our work
For making every person in your image
For securing our worth in your love and grace
not in what we can acquire or produce

Bless and protect ___________ as she/he looks for work
Guard her/him from discouragement and discrimination
Relieve her/him of worry and anxiety
Meet her/his needs for hearth and home and health
Come quickly with a fulfilling job with a trustworthy employer

We ask all this in the strong name of Jesus,
the Carpenter of Nazareth,
the Rabbi of Galilee,
Our Friend and Savior forever, Amen.

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Prayer for a Loved One Looking for Work © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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#LukeActs2014: The Mat (Luke 5:17-26)

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The Mat
A spiritual exercise by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
based on Luke 5:17-26
Materials: Bible, index card, pen/pencil

Read Luke 5:17-26

Remember a time when you were unable to help yourself. How did you feel? This was an “on the mat” moment. Write your name in the middle of the index card, your mat. Who carried you in your time of need? Who stayed by your side? Who moved heaven and earth to get you to what you needed? Who brought you to Jesus when you couldn’t bring yourself? Write their names in the four corners of your mat. Say a prayer of thanksgiving for them. Allow time for prayer and reflection.

Turn your card over.

Think of one or two persons who are “on the mat” right now. Write their names in the middle of the index card and write your name in the corner. How will you carry them and raise them up? How will you befriend them, companion them, stay by their side? Overcome the obstacles to connect them with what is needed? Bring them to Jesus through prayer and grace? Who will you gather to help you? Write their names in the corners as well. Ask Jesus to give you the boldness, perseverance and compassion to take up this saving work. Allow time for prayer and reflection.

We are bound together by our common experience
Sometimes on the mat, sometimes carrying the mat
Sometimes receiving, sometimes giving
We all have needs
We all need one another and we all need Jesus
Our Forgiver
Our Healer
Who looks on us with love
and takes great delight in our holy adventures

Allow time for silent thanksgiving and reflection and/or sharing.

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The Mat © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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Reading for the week of February 2: Luke 5
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Photo Quotes: Luke 5

Luke 05 05Luke 05 12-13Luke 05 16Reading for the week of February 2: Luke 5
Click Here for more information on the #LukeActs2014 Reading Plan

I decided to pick a few verses from this week’s reading to memorize. Some of my artist friends illustrate verses in various mediums as part of their devotional time, so I thought I’d give that a try, too. I used PicMonkey, a free, online picture editor, and really enjoyed the process.

Worship Resource: I Love You Lord

GOD is love, i john 4 7 8ALL SINGING
I Love You Lord by Laurie Klein (twice)
The Faith We Sing, #2068
CCLI #25266

Instrumental music continues under the readings.
Transition to the next song during this time as well.

ONE SPEAKING
God is love
Those who abide in love abide in God
And God abides in them.
– 1 John 4:16b NRSV

Love is my light and my salvation
Whom shall I fear?
Love is the strength of my life
Of whom shall I be afraid?

When fears assail me,
Rising up to accuse me,
Each one in turn shall be seen in Love’s light
Though a multitude of demons rise up within me
My heart shall not fear
Though doubts and guilt do battle
Yet shall I remain confident

One thing have I asked of Love,
That I shall ever seek
That I might dwell in the Heart of Love all the days of my life
To behold the Beauty of my Beloved
And to know Love’s Plan

For I shall hide in Love’s heart in the day of trouble
As in a tent in the desert
Away from the noise of my fears
And I shall rise above my struggles, my pain
Shouting blessings of gratitude in Love’s Heart
And singing melodies of praise to my Beloved
– Psalm 27:1-6, from Psalms for Praying by Nan C. Merrill

ALL SPEAKING:
God is love,
Those who abide in love abide in God
And God abides in them

Jesus, fill me with Your love
So I may be with You always

ALL SINGING
Chose one of the following songs or another of like theme
I Am Thine, O Lord
United Methodist Hymnal #419

More Love to Thee, O Christ
United Methodist Hymnal #453

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
United Methodist Hymnal #384

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I Love You Lord compilation © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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