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'THE PRICE OF UNITY'

 

By Gene Johnson

 
3-17-2006
 
Ephesians 4:1-4
 
Today is St. Patrick's Day. It's not a biblical holy day by any means but it is an important reminder to pray for the peace and unity of the nation of Ireland. The prime minister of that country met with our president today and said that this coming year is a pivotal time for the nation. For the peace process between north and south, Catholic and Protestant to sustain a lasting effect, much is needed to be done.
 
Please keep them in your prayers! Patrick's story of triumph in turning pagan Ireland to the faith is a powerful and lofty one. I wonder how he would have felt to have seen all the carnage and horror of the last century between the IRA and the Protestant North, after all he gave of himself and his life to that grand emerald isle? Especially between professing Christians? Not to mention how the Lord Himself must feel about it??!! Pray for peace to prevail, unity to grow and for revival to break out in great power that at last the devils violence and hatred would finally end!
 
 
+++CELTIC FIRES+++
 
 
OH HOW GRAND
 
THE PLAN
 
OF GOD
 
THE SCHEME OF HEAVEN
 
THE THEME OF LOVE
 
KEPT BACK
 
BY HATRED
 
AND AVARICE
 
HEARTS PITTED
 
AGAINST HEARTS
 
CHURCHES
 
AGAINST CHURCHES
 
THE WEEPING MOTHERS
 
SISTERS, BROTHERS
 
FOR THOSE GONE DOWN
 
PASSED BEFORE THEIR TIME
 
THE HARDNESS OF MEN'S SOULS
 
LOCKED IN AGE OLD MALICE
 
BOTH PROFESSING FAITH
 
IN THE GOD OF LOVE
 
THE GOD OF ALL GRACE
 
OF GREAT PEACE
 
AND EVEN MERCY?
 
 
OH LET THE CARNAGE FINALLY END
 
OH LET THE PAST BE UNDONE
 
OH LET THE VIOLENCE FOREVER
 
CEASE...
 
HOLY SPIRIT, NOW COME...
 
LET THE ANCIENT FIRES
 
BE REKINDLED
 
LET THE AGELESS WELLS
 
BE DUG AGAIN
 
LET THE TRUE SPIRIT
 
OF PATRICK ARISE
 
THAT GREAT NEMESIS
 
OF EVIL AND SIN
 
 
LET THE CELTIC FIRES
 
OF REVIVAL BURN BRIGHT
 
LET MEN SEE THEMSELVES
 
AS BROTHERS AND FRIENDS
 
POUR OUT THE POWER OF LOVE
 
POUR OUT THE RIVER OF LIFE
 
POUR OUT THE OIL OF GLADNESS
 
LET THE GREEN HILLS IGNITE!
 
LET THE BON-FIRES
 
OF LIGHT GROW HIGH
 
ON IRELAND'S FAIR PLAIN
 
THE SOULS OF MEN
 
AT PEACE, AT LAST
 
THE NATION AS ONE, AGAIN!
 
 
GENE JOHNSON (COPYRIGHT 2006)

 

 

 

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