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Heart Prayer

Posted on 22 June, 2017 at 0:30 Comments comments (0)


Dear reader:


I share this song lyric that is also a prayer. I pray it reaches you and others in the way needed. Please as God leads share it with others. Just tell them it’s a gift from our Father to them.


You, o Lord comfort me


Draw me close to You


Words can never fully say how much I love You

 

How could I a sinner describe such amazing love?


Love that spoke life into others amid all the hate

Your Son willing to die for me

 

Cleansing blood of Calvary


Sin’s stains washed away

Darkness of life’s night turned into day



Chorus:


Lord, I lift my heart to You in prayer


I’m so thankful You’re there


Knowing I can share with You all my heart


That’s where healing love does start




You hear my tears when life gets rough

 

When others hurt me with things they do and say


You call me to forgive them, Lord


That’s not always easy for me


I know when I give my pain to You

 

You hear me like no human being ever could


Such a heavy weight is lifted from me

 

when I let go of all the hate to You

 

Lay it on Your altar, Lord



Chorus:

 

Lord, I lift my heart to You in prayer


I’m so thankful You’re there


Knowing I can share with You all my heart


That’s where healing love does start



Each day I live for You, o Lord

 

Each breath You give me

 

Give me the strength to do Your will


Teach others about the love that sets them free

 

Be always willing to stretch out a helping hand


to those precious souls, You bring to me


How can I ever thank You enough for


the work You’re doing in me?

I lift my heart to You in prayer


 

Chorus:


Lord, I lift my heart to You in prayer

 

I’m so thankful You’re there


Knowing I can share with You all my heart

 

That’s where healing love does start



Kevin and Karen Osborne are psychotherapists and pastoral counsellors. Kevin is studying to become a chaplain and professor of Psychology specializing in Pastoral Theology. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Things Bright and Beautiful. Kevin likes doing impressions. He tells children’s stories and helps others with their problems using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy, who is a therapy bear. He is a partner with us in our counselling practice.We are available to assist with worship and preaching to give busy pastors and ministers a much-needed break. We offer in-office, and phone counselling to anyone in the world.


Co-author on Mind’s Seat, a Christian inspirational blog

The Way Back to You

Posted on 21 August, 2016 at 0:05 Comments comments (0)



Dear reader: I wanted my wife, Karen, to wake up to the surprise of a completed song lyric the Lord, Karen and me worked on together. Could you please boost Karen’s confidence in her ability to write song lyrics? Karen took the song lyric to a higher spiritual level and helped it to flow from one verse to the next. She is the love of my life next to God. I would be so thankful if you would offer her an uplifting comment about her song writing ability.

 

I have written many song lyrics. Karen says that when my Lord is ready, He’ll bring the people He wants to get all His song lyrics He inspired me to write published and put to music, His music for His Kingdom purposes. What a powerful message of hope for our world it would be if we all used our gifts to glorify God, to draw others closer to Him, lift people out of poverty, to build a more beautiful and loving world together with His help.

 

Lord, please show us all the way back to You.

 

 

The Way Back To You

 

Lord, You called me when I was lost

You gave Your life for me

Didn’t count the cost

You came into my darkness

Showed me how much You love me

 

Then, so many years went by

I sought to lead others to Your light

Then came the valleys, illness and struggle

I breathed this prayer to You

 

Chorus:

 

Lord, I’m searching for my way back to You

No one in the world can love me like You do

You know me like no other

Love me closer than a brother

Show me the way back to You

 

In my sadness I cried out to You

You told me no matter what happens to me

You’d be with me now and into eternity

So now I shine my light for You

Always and only, just for You

 

Chorus:

 

Lord, I’m searching for my way back to You

No one in the world can love me like You do

You know me like no other

Love me closer than a brother

Show me the way back to You

 

Thanks for bringing a beautiful woman into my life

I’m so glad she is my wife

She loves me through joy and strife

I fall into her arms

Feel Your love flowing through her

She draws me closer to Your heart

 

Chorus:

 

Lord, You’ve shown me my way back to You

No one in the world can love me like You do

You know me like no other

Love me closer than a brother

You’ve shown me the way back to You

 

Lyrics: Kevin and Karen Osborne

Still Waters

Posted on 21 August, 2016 at 0:00 Comments comments (0)

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Grace of Christ Come Alive in Me

Posted on 20 August, 2016 at 11:45 Comments comments (0)


Grace of Christ come alive in me

Let my morning song rise to Thee

You are the God who sees my heart

That has me singing how great Thou art


 

I am thankful as I greet this new day

You’ll be with me all the way

In my thoughts and in each prayer

I feel Your loving spirit there


 

Love for each soul You bring to me

That in me Your forever love they’d see

In their questions and in each doubt

Help me show what Your love is all about


 

Father, teach me what I need to know

That I would Your light in me show

There are so many struggling to see

That You love them now into eternity


 

Thank you for this day you’ve given me

Your morning light draws my soul to Thee

I worship You and praise Your holy name

Through this day I will Your love proclaim

When The Healer Comes

Posted on 20 August, 2016 at 11:35 Comments comments (0)



In the trials of this life we need Christ the healer

 

When the road is rough

 

When we don’t know the way to go


 

How often do we do things in our own strength?

 

Failing to ask help from Christ the healer

 

 

God knows you like no other

 

You can come to Him whenever you need Him

 

You can ask His Son for help in the tough times

 

When the way to you is unclear

 

Thank you, Father, for Christ our healer


 

 

Jesus said in this life you’ll have much to overcome

 

There will be many times the Enemy attacks you

 

Darkness will try to make you believe lies

 

In those times believe the truth of who you are

 

You are fearfully and wonderfully made

 

You are the apple of God’s affection

 

You are loved with an everlasting love


 

 

Christ would have died for you if you were

 

the only person on this earth

 

Though there are times you feel He has abandoned you

 

He has never left you

 

He is there in every tear you cry

 

Every wrong thing you’ve done

 

Every hurt you feel

 

Every question you ask

 

Every doubt you have

 

 

Today and every day you can call upon Christ your healer

 

When you seek Him the door of hope will be opened unto you

 

Darkness can never win in the presence of God’s love

 

He loves you so much that, out of the substance of Himself,

 

He made Christ your healer

 

 

The choice lies with you the way you will go

 

You can follow the ways of this world

 

The temptations of the flesh

 

You can compromise your faith

 

You can gain the world and lose your soul

 

By choosing to deny Christ your healer

 

 

When Christ the healer comes don’t turn Him away

 

Open your wounded heart

 

All your pain

 

All of your anger to Him

 

He stands at the door and knocks

 

Will you let Him in?

 

Oh, how I pray you’ll welcome Christ your healer

 

Let the sunshine of His love live inside of you

 

Open your soul to Christ your healer

 

Sing for joy to Christ your healer

 

Spread the message all can know Christ their healer