In the name of the The Year of the Word, Father Paul recently asked you all to provide your favourite Bible quotes – perhaps one that has gotten you through a tough time? Here are some of our favourites but feel free to add yours in the comments below, via email or on Facebook.
“The thing I ask from the Lord,Chosen by Fr. Paul.
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.”
Psalm 27:4 (NIVUK)
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“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”Chosen by Fr. Paul.
Psalm 63 (NIVUK)
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”Chosen by Dan Kent
John 13:35 (NRSVCE)
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“This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”Sent by Jan Hughes via email
Psalm 118:24 (NRSVCE)
“It helps me find hope that whatever happened yesterday, today is a new day.”
“Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you.”Sent by Jan Hughs via email.
Psalm 55:22 (NLT)
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“Father Peter used to tell me to go into the church and talk to God, giving my burdens to Him.”
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”Provided by Dave Skillen via Facebook.
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 (NIV)
“This passage resonates with me because it is all-encompassing; it calls me as a Christian, a dad, a husband, a deacon, a colleague, a friend, to ensure my faith in God is in all I think, say, do – the foundation to my life!”
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face towards you and give you [His] peace.”
Numbers 6:24 (NIV)Provided by Dave Skillen via Facebook.
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“This is my constant prayer for those I love and care for; for those i serve, the sick, the bereaved and the dead; the poor and displaced; those in prison; my family who live up north and elsewhere…for each of you at Sacred Heart!”
Dave also provided this YouTube link to his favourite musical setting for the versus.
Our family verse isProvided by Vina Estrada via Facebook
“They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
they will soar on eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
This is our family verse.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)Provided by Joan Kent
I like this verse because it’s welcoming and it’s saying that He’s there for everyone regardless of your creed, colour and race. He loves us all equally.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”Sent by Theresa Mahon via Facebook
Psalm 119: 105 (NIV)
It reminds me that God’s Word should guide everything I do.
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”Sent by both Anne Marie and Theres Mahon
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 ((NRSVCE)
I’ve found it very helpful in all my challenging decisions over the years, and a great comfort.
It reminds me of what i need to aim for.
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”Sent in by Mary Kate Kendall.
Matthew 17:20 (NIV)
But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”Sent by Cindy Lake
Isaiah 43.1 (NIV)
I always find it so personal, that this amazing God, not only knows my name but calls to me.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”Sent via Facebook by Maria Burns
Romans 15:13. (NIV)
This verse gives me hope and comfort, especially for the days ahead with the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Before ever a word is on my tongue,Bridie Singer via blog.
you know it, O Lord, through and through.
Behind and before, you besiege me,
your hand ever laid upon me.
Too wonderful for me, this knowledge;
too high, beyond my reach.”
Psalm 139 (Our Lady of Lourdes evening prayer)
“Do not worry about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”Sent by Jacquie Clark
Philippians 4 v6 and 7 (NRSVCE)
A born worrier, I learned from a young age to ask God for help. My mum gave me a Sacred heart badge and taught me
“Sacred heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you”
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken..”Sent in by Jackie Hopgood
Psalm 62: 5-6 (NIV)
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
Psalm 18: 2 (NIV)
“I lift up my eyes to the hills.Sent in by Tony Hopgood
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 (EHV)
I often say this to myself when I face a tough situation.Sent by Penny Withey
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“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him and without him was made nothing that was made. In Him was life and the life was the light of men and the light shineth in darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it………And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us and we saw his glory the glory as it were, of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”Sent by Rosie Smith
John 1 (NIV)
The first – Gospel of St John 1.1-14 – which I read each week at the end of Sunday Mass from age 8. I just loved it – the rhythm and beauty of the words and decisiveness of the lines. It stated facts and I understood exactly what was being said.
“How lovely is your dwelling place,Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you..”Provided by Rosie Smith
Psalm 84 (NIV)
Psalm 84 – How lovely are they dwellings Lord – Brahms Requiem – my favourite psalm
I played this age 15 with school orchestra and choir celebrating our school diamond jubilee.
Do you have any special versus that mean something to you? Do let us know in the comments, via email or on Facebook so that we can feature them too.