Lent Season of Prayer Week V: IMMUTABLE-UNCHANGING NATURE OF GOD

immutable and unchangeable nature of god

Immutable may not be the first attribute of God we think of, but certainly a characteristic of God that enables us to trust Him. The immutable nature of God enables us to rely on His promises. Because of God’s unchanging nature, we can depend on Him to always be just, loving, merciful, holy, righteous, omnipresent, omnipotent, our Almighty God and this will never weaken or change—how awesome!


SCRIPTURE VERSES

PSALM 33:11
“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”

ISAIAH 40:8
“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our Lord endures forever.”

MALACHI 3:6
“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.”

PSALM 102: 25-28
All that God is, He has always been. All that He has been and is, He will ever be. He is ever perfect and unchanging.


PRAYER

Unchanging Lord, I praise and worship you for your love and faithfulness that extend from one generation to the next.  Thank you for this reminder that although our circumstances may change and the things around us pass away, you remain the same forever.  Help me to find my security in your eternal sameness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

From The One-Year Praying Through The Bible (Cheri Fuller).


SONG: The Lord Our God

(Chorus)

The Lord our God is ever faithful
Never changing through the ages
From this darkness
You will lead us
And forever we will say
You're the Lord our God

Promise maker, promise keeper
You finish what You begin
Our provision through the desert
You see it through ‘til the end
You see it through ‘til the end

I Believe
(Chorus)

In the silence, in the waiting
Still we can know You are good
All Your plans are for Your glory
Yes, we can know You are good
Yes, we can know You are good

(Chorus)
We won't move without You
We won't move without You
You're the light of all
And all that we need

(Chorus)
Jason Ingram, Kristian Stanfill
© 2013 sixsteps Music,  worshiptogether.com songs, Open Hands Music, So Essential Tunes
 


HYMN: Great is thy Faithfulness

Great is thy Faithfulness
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with thee;
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever will be.

Refrain:

Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Refrain

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Refrain

Words by Thomas O. Chisholm and Music by William M. Runyan
© 1923. Renewed 1951 Hope Publishing Company  
 



PRAYER IS…

As you continue to pray and meditate on the Immutable and Unchanging nature of God, join us for Prayer Is… our annual five-day, walk-in prayer event to sample ways to engage, explore, and connect with God through various forms of prayer beginning this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Kirk Center.

This annual spring event is free and open to men, women, and children of all ages. Participants may visit various prayer stations that provide opportunities to connect with God. For more information, visit: www.fpc-bethlehem.org/prayer.

March 13-17, 2016 in the Kirk Center
Sunday, March 13, 4-8 p.m.
Monday, March 14 through Thursday, March 17, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.