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Marele Dumnezeu

O, sursa a tot ce e bun,

Distruge in mine orice gand care se inalta,

Frange-mi mandria in bucatele si arunc-o in vant,

Nimiceste orice incercare a mea de a ma baza pe propria-mi neprihanire,

Fa-ma cu adevarat sarac in duh,

Coboara-ma pana la dezgust si oroare de mine insumi,

Deschide in mine o fantina de lacrimi de parere de rau,

Frange-ma iar apoi inlantuieste-ma,

Caci numai asa inima mea poate fi un loc pregatit pentru Dumnezeul meu,

AtuncipoateTatal sa locuiasca in mine,

Atunci poate binecuvantatul Isus veni cu atingerea lui tamaduitoare,

Atunci poate Duhul Sfant sa coboare si sa-mi dea har pentru sfintire;

O Sfanta Treime, trei Persoane si un Dumnezeu,

Locuieste in mine, un templu consacrat slavei tale.

Cand esti cu mine, raul nu poate salasui,

In partasia cu tine bucuria este deplina,

Ascunsa in zambet este o constiinta impacata,

Langa tine fricile nu ma ajung,

Nelinistea nu imi ocupa mintea.

Cu tine inima imi infloreste cu miros placut,

Fa-ma umil prin pocainta, ca sa poti locui in mine.

Nimic nu e mai mare ca puterea ta,

Nimic nu e greu sa poti face,

Nemarginita ti-e puterea, fara margini ti-e dragostea,

nelimitat ti-e harul, slavit ti-e numele mantuitor.

Sa cante ingerii pentru

Pacatosi care se pocaiesc,

Fii risipitori care se intorc,

Cei care au cazut si au fost ridicati,

Cei eliberati din legatura Satanei,

Cei orbi carora li s-au deschis ochii,

cei cu inimile frante care au fost legate,

Cei deznadajduiti care au fost consolati,

Cei care care se cred neprihaniti si au fost descoperiti,

Crestinii de forma eliberati din refugiul minciunii,

Ignorantii luminati,

Si sfintii intariti in credinta lor.

Cer lucruri mari de la un Dumnezeu mare.

O fountain of all good,

Destroy in me every lofty thought,

Break pride to pieces and scatter it to the winds,

Annihilate each clinging shred of self-righteousness,

Implant in me true lowliness of spirit,

Abase me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,

Open in me a fount of penitential tears,

Break me, then bind me up;

Thus will my heart be a prepared dwelling for my God;

Then can the Father take up his abode in me,

Then can the blessed Jesus come with healing in his touch,

Then can the Holy Spirit descend in sanctifying grace;

O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,

inhabit me, a temple consecrated to thy glory.

When thou are present, evil cannot abide;

In thy fellowship is fullness of joy,

Beneath the smile is peace of conscience,

By thy side no fears disturb,

no apprehensions banish rest of mind.

With thee my heart shall bloom with fragrance;

make me meek through repentance, for thine indwelling.

Nothing exceeds thy power,

Nothing is too great for thee to do,

Nothing too good for thee to give.

Infinite is thy might, boundless thy love,

limitless thy grace, glorious thy saving name.

Let angels sing for

sinners repenting,

prodigals restored,

backsliders reclaimed,

Satan’s captives released,

blind eyes opened,

broken hearts bound up,

the despondents cheered,

the self-righteous stripped,

the formalist driven from a refuge of lies,

the ignorant enlightened,

and saints built up in their holy faith.

I ask great things of a great God.

Reclame

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Vointa divina

Doamne,

Ma sprijinesc in tine; Vad, cred, traiesc, cand voia ta, nu a mea, se face;

Nu gasesc nimic in mine sa ma faca vrednic de merit si har,

Sa ma faca vrednic de providenta si promisiunile tale, nimic in afara de buna ta placere.

Daca mila ta m-ar face sarac si netrebnic, fii binecuvintat!

Rugaciunile izvorite din nevoile mele sunt pregatiri pentru milostenii care au sa vina;

Ajuta-ma sa te slavesc crezand mai inainte de a simti,

caci mare este pacatul daca fac simtamintele cauza credintei mele.

Descopera-mi pacatele care te ascund de mine si iti ascund dragostea;

Ajuta-ma sa ma umilesc pentru relele facute, si sa pot decide a umbla cu mai multa grija,

caci daca nu umblu in sfintenie inaintea ta, cum as putea fi sigur de mintuire?

Cei blinzi si umili carora le descoperi legamantul tau,

care-ti stiu voia, ei sunt iertati si vindecati,

Cei care prin credinta depind si se odihnesc in har,

Cei care sunt sfintiti si insufletiti, cei care iti exemplifica dragostea.

Ajuta-ma sa ma rog in dragoste si astfel sa-ti aflu voia,

sprijinindu-ma din plin pe mila ta cea bogata si gratuita,

crezand ca tu vei implini ce ai promis;

Intareste-ma sa ma rog asigurat fiind ca orice primesc este darul tau,

ca sa ma rog pana rugaciunea imi este ascultata;

Invata-ma sa cred ca mila ta in orice masura se naste din citeva nivele de rugaciune,

Ca atunci cand se naste credinta, ea este imperfecta si trebuie sa creasca,

precum pamantul uscat se crapa tot mai larg pana la venirea ploii.

Astfel voi astepta si eu voia ta, ma voi ruga sa se implineasca, si prin har voi deveni ascultator.

O Lord,

I hang on thee; I see, believe, live,

when thy will, not mine, is done;

I can plead nothing in myself

in regard of any unworthiness and grace,

in regard of thy providence and promises,

but only thy good pleasure.

If thy mercy make poor and vile, blessed be thou!

Prayers arising from my needs are preparatios for future mercies;

Help me to honor thee by believing before I feel,

for great is the sin if I make feeling a cause of faith.

Show me what sins hide thee from me and eclipse thy love;

Help me to humble myself for past evils, to be resolved to walk with more care,

For if I do not walk holily before thee, how can I be assured of my salvation?

It is the meek and humble who are shown thy covenant,

know thy will, are pardoned and healed, who by faith depend and rest upon grace,

who are sanctified and quickened, who evidence thy love.

Help me to pray in faith and so find thy will,

by leaning hard on thy rich free mercy, by believing thou wilt give what thou hast promised;

Strengthen me to pray with hte conviction that whatever I receive is thy gift,

so that I may pray until prayer be granted;

Teach me to believe that all degrees of mercy arise from several degrees of prayer,

that when faith is begun it is imperfect and must grow,

as chapped ground opens wider and wider until rain comes.

So shall I wait thy will, pray for it to be done, and by thy grace become fully obedient.

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Trinitatea

Trei in unul, unul in trei, Dumnezeul mintuirii mele,

Tata ceresc, Fiu binecuvantat, Etern Duh Sfint,

Te ador ca fiind o Fiinta, o Esenta, un Dumnezeu in trei Persoane distincte,

Fiindca ii aduci pe pacatosi la cunostinta de Tine si imparatia Ta.

O Tata, m-ai iubit si l-ai trimis pe Isus sa ma mintuiasca;

O Isuse, m-ai iubit si ti-ai insusit natura mea,

Ti-ai varsat propriul singe ca sa-mi speli pacatele,

Ai intocmit neprihanirea ca sa-mi acoperi lipsa mea de merit;

O Duhule Sfint, m-ai iubit si ai intrat in inima mea, si ai sadit acolo viata vesnica,

Mi-ai revelat slava lui Isus.

Trei Persoane si Dumnezeu unul, Te binecuvintez si te slavesc,

pentru dragostea-ti atit de nemeritata, atit de greu de pus in cuvinte, atit de minunata,

atit de capabila sa mintuiasca pe cei pierduti si sa-i invieze in slava.

O Tata, iti multumesc ca in plinatatea harului Tau, m-ai daruit lui Isus,

Sa fiu turma Lui, giuvaerul Lui, partea Lui;

O Isuse, iti multumesc ca in plinatatea harului m-ai primit, m-ai adoptat, si m-ai legat;

O Duhule Sfint, iti multumesc ca in plinatatea harului

Mi l-ai aratat pe Isus mintuirea mea,

Ai semanat credinta in mine,

Mi-ai imblinzit inima incapatinata,

Si m-ai facut una cu El pentru vesnicie.

O Tata, tu esti pe tron si imi asculti rugaciunile,

O Isuse, iti intinzi mina spre cererile mele,

O Duhule Sfint, esti binevoitor sa-mi ajuti slabiciunii mele,

Sa-mi arati care-mi sunt nevoile,

Sa-mi daruiesti cuvintele,

Sa te rogi inlauntrul meu,

Sa ma intaresti ca sa nu obosesc in mijlocire.

O Dumnezeule, trei in unul, care conduci universul,

Mi-ai poruncit sa cer acele lucruri care privesc imparatia Ta si sufletul meu.

Ingaduie-mi sa traiesc si sa ma rog ca unul botezat in numele cel de trei ori sfint.

Three in One, One in Three, God of my Salvation,

Heavenly father,, blessed Son, eternal SPirit,

I adore Thee as one Being, one Essence,

one God in three distinct Persons,

for bringing sinners to thy knowledge and to thy kingdom.

O Father, thou hast loved me and sent Jesus to redeem me;

O Jesus, thou hast loved me and assumed my nature,

shed thine own blood to wash away my sins,

wrought righteousness to cover my unworthiness;

O Holy Spirit, thou hast loved me and entered my heart,

implanted there eternal life,

Revealed to me the glories of Jesus.

Three Persons and one God, I bless and praise thee,

for love so unmerited, so unspeakable, so wondrous,

so mighty to save the lost and raise them to glory.

O Father, I thank thee that in fullness of grace

thou hast given me to Jesus, to be his sheep, jewel, portion.

O Jesus, I thank thee that in fullness of grace thou hast accepted, espoused, bound me;

O Holy Spirit, I thank thee that in fullness of grace thou hast exhibited Jesus as my salvation,

implanted faith within me, subdued my stubborn heart, made me one with him forever.

O Father, thou art enthroned to hear my prayers,

O Jesus, thy hand is outstretched to take my petitions,

O Holy Spirit, thou art willing to help my

infirmities, to show mw my need,

to supply words, to pray within me,

to strengthen me that I faint not in supplication.

O Triune God, who commandeth the universe, thou hast commanded me to

ask for those things that concern thy kingdom and my soul.

Let me live and pray as one baptized into the threefold Name.

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