Favour

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.   Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah 61:1-4, 7 NIV

Lord each day that I am sick 
Adds to my burden of pain and grief
Yet it is not mine to carry
For You have died to take it from me
Giving me joy in return for sorrow
Giving me peace and hope for tomorrow

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

Lord each time that I am hurt
Because of unkind actions or words
Or because I fail to meet the standard
That I think your holiness demanded
I remember you have died to give me
Your whole and holy life for eternity

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

Lord every time I feel I am lost
Alone, abandoned, and unloved
Thinking maybe no one cares
I remember that you are always there
Taking that heaviness into your death
Replacing it with joy in You instead

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

Lord all my sickness and my grief
The fears and doubts that you could ever love me
Come not from You, but the enemy
They are lies You came to defeat
They died with You on the cross that day
So I could live in God’s eternal favour

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

What ever I lack, what ever I am missing
Of living in God’s favour and blessing
Wherever I have shut God out
Believing I need walls for my protection
These are the lies You took to the cross
Giving me Your favour to replace my loss

So I open up my heart to You
And find You are there in my pain too
Nailing it all to Your cross
Taking into your death every pain of loss
Washing away with Your precious blood
All the damage everyone’s sin has done
Renewing me with Your eternal love
Restoring me in God‘s favour

Petition

The days just disappear
Yet there is little I can do
My brain is in a fog
Fatigue haunts me too
Too often I can’t sleep
And I cry silently
And silence seems my answer
As Your voice I can’t hear

Lord I need to hear
Your precious voice again
For it brings great joy
And eases all pain
When You speak
My heart sings
And all of my problems
Become little things

I long to see
Your face again
In the glory of Your Presence
All else is drowned
The love, peace and joy
That emanate from You
Overcome all darkness
And make me joyful too

Please break through Lord
With Your manifest Presence
Nothing short of You
Will help me get through
Like Job I seek
Your justice and mercy
The justice that Jesus
Has already paid for

When Jesus was arrested
It should’ve been me
He was perfectly sinless
And I fully guilty
Yet though I was wrong
He took my place
Dragged off to court
Without a complaint

When Jesus was tried
It should’ve been me
He had done nothing wrong
Of sin He was free
But He stayed silent
Knowing the cost
That my sin required
My gain through His loss

When Jesus was whipped
And crowned with thorns
It should’ve been me
Who was mocked and scorned
For I was the one
Who called, “Crucify Him!”
I’d rejected God
My own self to favour

When Jesus was nailed
To the cross at Golgotha
It should’ve been me
For the sins I’ve committed
My punishment
That I truly deserved
Fell on Jesus instead
As my lamb and scapegoat

When Jesus died
On the cross that day
It should’ve been me
On whom death had his sway
My rejection of God
In favor of self
Was a capital crime
Only death could assuage

But when Jesus rose
Conquering death
Through the Holy Spirit’s
Powerful eternal life
He offered to live
His life in mine
Giving me all He’d achieved
His fullness divine

I knelt at the feet
Of my Saviour and Lord
I had nothing to give
For this sacrifice of love
But a broken heart
And sin damaged life
Yet He accepted me
Made me His eternal bride

So knowing my prayers
Don’t depend on my service
For Jesus has done all
To give me Your favour
I ask God to see
Your face daily
So I am renewed
By Your Joy, love and pleasure

I know You have promised us
So much more than this
Healing, restoration
Living Your manifest Presence
I want to be
Your Presence here on earth
Living in the fullness
Of Your Holy Spirit

Lord Restore Your Deliverers

“I will restore deliverers as in former times and your wise counsellors as at the beginning. Only then will you be called the Righteous City and the Faithful City! Yes, Zion will be redeemed with justice and her repentant converts with righteousness.” Isaiah 1:26-27 TPT

Lord restore Your deliverers
And Your wise counsellors
As in former times
As it was at the beginning

O that Your people were
A righteous city
Where only Jesus right ways
Were lived and observed

Lord restore Your deliverers
And Your wise counsellors
As in former times
As it was at the beginning

O that Your people were
A faithful city
Where only Jesus faithfulness
Was lived and observed

Lord restore Your deliverers
And Your wise counsellors
As in former times
As it was at the beginning

For now Your people
Have been redeemed
With Jesus sacrifice
The justice of the cross

Lord restore Your deliverers
And Your wise counsellors
As in former times
As it was at the beginning

For all Your people
Who have truly repented
Now walk Jesus’ way
Bathed in His righteousness

Lord restore Your deliverers
And Your wise counsellors
As in former times
As it was at the beginning

We need to know and live in
All that Jesus has accomplished
We need Your wise leaders
To mentor and train us

Lord restore Your deliverers
And Your wise counsellors
As in former times
As it was at the beginning

We need leaders to help us
Plumb the depths of Your Salvation
So that Jesus is revealed
And His kingdom reigns

Lord restore Your deliverers
And Your wise counsellors
As in former times
As it was at the beginning

Have Mercy

My life seems truly empty
Of Your redeeming power
The days go by
Without knowing Your touch
Or hearing Your voice
Speaking of love
And I’m like a desert, dry

Have mercy on me, Lord Jesus
Heal me, now, today
Fill me with Your resurrection power
So that I am empowered to give it away

My bones are weary from trying
My spirit is struggling for strength
My body is aching and tired
Yet I struggle to find rest
And I do not want to go on
Without knowing Your Presence again
I need to experience Your love for me

Have mercy on me, Lord Jesus
Heal me, now, today
Fill me with Your resurrection power
So that I am empowered to give it away

I read in the Bible daily
How You healed those who were sick
You did not hesitate
Nor refuse a single plea
I cry out to You from my bed
Please come and touch, heal me
From sickness set me free

Have mercy on me, Lord Jesus
Heal me, now, today
Fill me with Your resurrection power
So that I am empowered to give it away

It is Your Presence which draws me
For I want to know Your love filling me
In Your manifest Presence doubt leaves me
And faith rises up like a strong melody
The cares of this world fall away
When I’m overwhelmed by Your sway
And I’m seeking it now, today

Have mercy on me, Lord Jesus
Heal me, now, today
Fill me with Your resurrection power
So that I am empowered to give it away

I want to rise from this living death
From the chains of sickness that hold me down
Like Paul and Silas, display Your power
Praise You in every waking hour
Bring Your grace to the lives of others
Salvation, healing and deliverance
But it all requires Your empowerment 

Have mercy on me, Lord Jesus
Heal me, now, today
Fill me with Your resurrection power
So that I am empowered to give it away

There is only one true joy
That makes this life worth living
That is experiencing You
And Your Presence with others sharing
For You are love personified
In You we’re reborn, glorified
And I want to know that today

Have mercy on me, Lord Jesus
Heal me, now, today
Fill me with Your resurrection power
So that I am empowered to give it away

A response to:

“It’s true he almost died, but God showed him mercy and healed him. And I’m so thankful to God for his healing, as I was spared from having the sorrow of losing him on top of all my other troubles!” Philippians 2:27 TPT

A Plea For Justice

God our Father, the true judge,
Grant justice to Your chosen ones
To those who cry out to You
Day and night
Pour out Your Spirit upon us
And answer us promptly
Give full justice to Jesus
That He paid for so dearly

For Jesus carried our weaknesses
Bore the weight of our sorrows
Was pierced for our rebellion
And crushed for all our sins
He bore all our punishment
Took all our condemnation
Bore our death as His
While interceding for us

So my weaknesses and sorrows
Now belong to Jesus
My rebellion and sin
He took to His grave
The condemnation and punishment
Due to all, including me
All died with Jesus at Calvary

God our Father, the true judge,
Grant justice to Your chosen ones
To those who cry out to You
Day and night
Pour out Your Spirit upon us
And answer us promptly
Give full justice to Jesus
That He paid for so dearly

For Your good plan Papa God
Was to give Jesus long life
With many descendants
Who are healed, whole and righteous
Full satisfaction
For all His anguish accomplished
And all of the honours
Of a victory well won

So Jesus resurrection
And His new life eternal
He shares fully with us
Through His victory won
Makes us His descendants
Healed, whole and righteous
Sons and heirs of God’s kingdom
For with Jesus we are One.

God our Father, the true judge,
Grant justice to Your chosen ones
To those who cry out to You
Day and night
Pour out Your Spirit upon us
And answer us promptly
Give full justice to Jesus
That He paid for so dearly

Let Your Kingdom be seen
In all of Your people
In all those who with Jesus
Have now become One
Your health and wholeness
Joy, peace, love and righteousness
Flowing in and through us
For this world’s salvation

God our Father, the true judge,
Grant justice to Your chosen ones
To those who cry out to You
Day and night
Pour out Your Spirit upon us
And answer us promptly
Give full justice to Jesus
That He paid for so dearly

Based on Luke 18:7, Colossians 2:9-15 and Isaiah 53:4-12

Jesus death paid for much more

When I’m lying around
Feeling sick yet again
Wondering if this is it
Will this struggle never end?

I remember Your promises
The words you gave to me
About harvests of nations
And lost years more than reprieved
Of fruitfulness that blesses many people
And releasing captives to be God’s children

Jesus death paid for much more than this
For our healing, every cut of His flesh
Every drop of His blood, cleansing us from all sin
His resurrection raising us to new life in Him

When I see what is happening in my nation today
Our indigenous people ignored and cast away
And refugees who need our help instead incarcerated
And climate change ignored and farms devastated

I remember the promise
The words you gave to us
About a Spirit filled nation
And I lean on You in trust
For Your fruitfulness that blesses many people
And releasing captives to be God’s children

Jesus death paid for much more than this
For our healing, every cut of His flesh
Every drop of His blood, cleansing us from all sin
His resurrection raising us to new life in Him

When I see bad things happening all around the world
Wars, slavery, starvation, man’s inhumanity to man
People grasping for power in anyway they can
Our planets struggling to survive the greediness of man

I remember Your promises
The words you gave to me
About harvests of nations
And lost years more than reprieved
Of fruitfulness that blesses many people
And releasing captives to be God’s children

Jesus death paid for much more than this
For our healing, every cut of His flesh
Every drop of His blood, cleansing us from all sin
His resurrection raising us to new life in Him

Rules and regulations will not rescue, will not save us
Laws have their place but can’t remove our fears or change us
Governments and ideologies cannot save us from our sin
And our hurts and grief’s can’t be healed by wars or incarceration

A full revelation of the glory of Jesus
In the hearts minds and lives of all of His people so precious
Is our only hope, our only salvation
The only way forward for this planet and its nations

My God Renews

When I’m feeling overwhelmed
With troubles fencing me in
And it seems I have no answers
Can’t see the way to freedom
I choose to put my faith in You
Declaring what Your Word says is true:

My God renews, restores, rebuilds
Rebirths, resurrects, re-creates, and raises up
Lifting to new life those that sin declared were dead
Making heavenly kings of the poor and wounded

When I’m feeling overwhelmed
By the troubles in my nation
And it seems I have no answers
Can’t see the way to freedom
I choose to put my faith in You
Declaring what Your Word says is true:

My God renews, restores, rebuilds
Rebirths, resurrects, re-creates, and raises up
Lifting to new life those that sin declared were dead
Making heavenly kings of the poor and wounded

When I’m discouraged or ashamed
By the actions of the church
And it seems I have no answers
To help them see how Your love works
I choose to put my faith in You
Declaring what Your Word says is true:

My God renews, restores, rebuilds
Rebirths, resurrects, re-creates, and raises up
Lifting to new life those that sin declared were dead
Making heavenly kings of the poor and wounded

When I’m feeling overwhelmed
By wars and troubles overseas
And it seems I have no answers
How to give them release
I choose to put my faith in You
Declaring what Your Word says is true:

My God renews, restores, rebuilds
Rebirths, resurrects, re-creates, and raises up
Lifting to new life those that sin declared were dead
Making heavenly kings of the poor and wounded

When it seems like evil has triumphed over good
And nothing I can say or do protects the innocent
I remember how Jesus death , which looked like defeat
You turned into a victory that all mankind can save
And I choose to put my faith in You
Declaring what Your Word says is true:

My God renews, restores, rebuilds
Rebirths, resurrects, re-creates, and raises up
Lifting to new life those that sin declared were dead
Making heavenly kings of the poor and wounded

How Can It Be?

How can it be Lord
That day to day
My bones ache with weariness
My muscles cry out in pain
And I have no energy
Other than to exist for the day?

How can it be Lord
That I’m Your beloved bride
Bought by Your blood, Jesus
To sit by Your side
To live in Your kingdom
To live in Your power?

How can it be Lord
That You live in me today
Touching my whole body
With Your love eternally
Yet in sickness I live
Yearning to be free?

How can it be Lord
That I’m Your beloved bride
Bought by Your blood, Jesus
To sit by Your side
To live in Your kingdom
To live in Your power?

How can it be Lord
That Your stripes were for my healing
That the punishment You took
Was to give me health and freedom
When I lie here in sickness
And pain is my companion?

How can it be Lord
That I’m Your beloved bride
Bought by Your blood, Jesus
To sit by Your side
To live in Your kingdom
To live in Your power?

How can it be Lord
That You died for all my sins
Took sinful me to the grave
And gave me Your life to live
Yet I struggle each day
To find the energy to move?

How can it be Lord
That I’m Your beloved bride
Bought by Your blood, Jesus
To sit by Your side
To live in Your kingdom
To live in Your power?

There is no sin I’ve done
That Your blood does not cover
And You have given me
Your righteousness forever
And I’m living in Your glory
Where satan has no power

For I know it to be Lord
That I’m Your beloved bride
Bought by Your blood, Jesus
To sit by Your side
To live in Your kingdom
To live in Your power

Let the fulness of Your victory
Be seen in me today
Your power over sickness
Your restoring, healing Grace
Your presence and Your love
My eternal embrace

For I know it to be Lord
That I’m Your beloved bride
Bought by Your blood, Jesus
To sit by Your side
To live in Your kingdom
To live in Your power