Friday, August 24, 2007

Passionate Prayer

Passionate prayer.....prayer where the Holy Spirit is a tangible presence. Where His hand feels no different than the hand of the person beside you, because He is inhabiting the person beside you.

Passionate prayer.....prayer for another church miles to the north. Prayer that overtakes your spirit and possesses you. Prayer more real than anything I've ever experiences. Prayer that brings Jesus Christo into your midst.

Passionate prayer.....prayer between two churches. Prayer for two churches trying to follow God's will for them. Prayer the crosses all boundaries, cultures, generations and languages.

Passionate prayer....prayer in another language that you understand in your heart. Prayers from home that sustained me throughout this trip. Prayers for home that reassured me all was well.
My prayer life has been transformed. My Lord and Savior is more real to me than He has ever been. He hears and he cares. He feels my pain and my joy. He has linked my heart with these people 1000 miles away. It is an amazing privilege to be able to speak to the Creator of all things, the Alpha and Omega, King of kings and Lord of lords. Just remarkable, amazing, and awesome.

VERSE(1):
The splendor of a King,
Clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice,All the earth rejoice
He wraps himself in light,
And darkness tries to hide
And trembles at his voice,And trembles at his voice

CHORUS(1):
How great is our God,
sing with me
How great is our God,
and all will see
How great, How great
Is our God

VERSE(2):
Age to age he stands
And time is in His Hands
Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End
The Godhead, Three in one
Father, Spirit, Son
The Lion and the Lamb,The Lion and the Lamb

CHORUS(1):
How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God,
all will see How great, How great
Is our God

VERSE (3)
Name above all names
You are Worthy of all praise
and My heart will sing how great
Is our God(x2)

CHORUS(1): How great is our God, Sing with me
How great is our God,and all will see How great, How great
Is our God

CHORUS(1):
How great is our God, Sing with me
How great is our God,and all will see How great, How greatIs our God

By Chris Tomlin


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2 comments:

Erin said...

Ahhhh .... now THIS was poetic! I LOVED the refrain! Oh, and it surges with this ENERGY ... mmmm.

Other than my addiction to the English language, I am thrilled to hear about the power of passionate prayer that you experienced on your mission trip. God works in incredible ways, and when His people come together before Him to cry out to Him, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished. Our God is the God of this whole crazy, beautiful world, and we do have the amazing privilege of being able to come before Him with anything and everything that's on our hearts. Yes, yes, yes! Passionate prayer -- that's where it's at!!

Christin said...

AHHH!! This is one of my favorite songs. I was singing it as I read it. My heart bursts forth with the undiscovered amazingness of our God.