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Next Week's Meditation Hymn and Scripture

Week of February 12th  2023

The Beautiful Garden of Prayer 

There’s a garden where Jesus is waiting,
There’s a place that is wondrously fair;
For it glows with the light of His presence,
’Tis that beautiful garden of prayer.
Refrain:
Oh, the beautiful garden, the garden of prayer,
Oh, the beautiful garden of prayer;
There my Savior awaits, and He opens the gates...
To the beautiful garden of prayer.

There’s a garden where Jesus is waiting,
And I go with my burden and care
Just to learn from His lips words of comfort,
In the beautiful garden of prayer. (Refrain)

There’s a garden where Jesus is waiting,
And He bids you to come meet Him there;
Just to bow, and receive a new blessing,
In the beautiful garden of prayer. (Refrain)

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! 
thy wings shall my petition bear 
to him whose truth and faithfulness 
engage the waiting soul to bless. 
And since he bids me seek his face, 
believe his word, and trust his grace, 
I'll cast on him my every care, 
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.

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Matthew 6
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love

to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:

for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Worship Suggestion:
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1)
make remarks about having a close relationship with God. Emphasize that prayer is our connection with our Lord and Savior. Whether in our prayer closet, or in our daily work and activities, stay connected with God. The "Garden of Prayer" can be wherever you are.
2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2-3) read Matthew 6:6-13 (slowly). Let the song end.
3. When the song restarts,  Sing Verses 1-3 together. 
4. Prayer and Meditation.

  • The Beautiful Garden of Prayer #3303:47

Sweet Hour of Prayer 

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! 
that calls me from a world of care, 
and bids me at my Father's throne 
make all my wants and wishes known. 
In seasons of distress and grief, 
my soul has often found relief, 
and oft escaped the tempter's snare 
by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! 
the joys I feel, the bliss I share 
of those whose anxious spirits burn 
with strong desires for thy return! 
With such I hasten to the place 
where God my Savior shows his face, 
and gladly take my station there 
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Ever Praise Music Weekly Hymn Selection

Psalm 143
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, 
lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: 
cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.


Worship Suggestion:
The Sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time (During Verse 1), make remarks about going to the Lord in prayer. Whether we pray in the church congregation, small groups, as a family, or in our prayer closet, God is there. We gain spiritual healing and confidence when we take our burdens to the Lord, and leave them there. 
2 As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3) read the scripture from the book of Psalm 143: 1-10. Let the song end.
3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.

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