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Sometimes the praise and worship songs we sing every Sunday morning become too familiar to us that they become routine and ordinary and we tend to miss the beauty and the meaning behind the lyrics. There is one song that I am sure is familiar to many of us but it would be good to take another look at the lyrics and see how they could work out in our lives.

Heal my heart and make it clean Open up my eyes to the things unseen Show me how to love like you have loved me.

This is one of my prayers for myself and for SFCC. May we have healed and cleaned hearts fed by eyes opened to things unseen. May our eyes and minds and hearts not be consumed by the things we see in this world but by things that are invisible but eternal. May our hearts be healed by all its hurts and sorrows and bitterness by being filled with joy for the better things to come. May God show us and teach us how to love the way we were loved. Loved not because of anything lovable in us but because of the nature of godly love itself. May we be loving to others even though there is no reason for them to be loved, since we ourselves deserved wrath but instead received grace and mercy.

Break my heart for what breaks yours Everything I am for Your kingdom's cause As I walk from earth into eternity.

May our hearts not only be filled by the longings of this world but actually be broken by them. May we be changed so that our hearts be broken when we run after the worldly things we see in the newspapers, television and Facebook, which are the embodiment of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. May we see ourselves as God’s soldiers, with everything we are and everything we have as agents for His Kingdom, given to and stewarded by us for His pleasure. May we live our lives serving the Lord’s cause, moving not towards treasures on earth that will surely rot and be ruined, but towards eternal treasures that will be neither rot nor be destroyed. May we set our hearts away from this earth, which will pass away, but towards God and His words and eternity.

May we live Lord for Your glory.

Lord we sing: Hosanna in the highest.

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