Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sing hallelujah- Revelations 19:1


Sing hallelujah to the God of salvation. Praise be given to the mighty God and King.
Saints, bow in worship before God in adoration. Beloved,lift up your voices and sing.

He blesses people with his rich mercy and grace. God is faithful and sustains us each day.
All are warmed by the beams from his holy face. He guides along life’s way.

God sent his Son to bring life and salvation. Jesus took the punishment for our sins.
The Savior suffered, died and was raised our justification. His grace and mercy never ends.

Hallelujah! Praise to God for his love. Church, come before him with songs of praise.
Thank God for the blessings that flow from heaven above. We will bless God all our days.

M. Carter 2016


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The Pilgrim’s Journey-A play about the journey of faith.

Pilgrim book cover

No Journey is easy and without hardships. It is important to have faith and determination for to accomplish the goals which are set. Never allow anything or anyone to discourage or stop you. Always have a goal and vision for your life.

The Pilgrim thought about his spiritual condition. He lived in a city that was full of sin and vice. He wanted to find peace and salvation for his soul.

He knew that he needed to leave and find peace and restoration. The Pilgrim knew that he needed someone who would be able to give him both. He heard about a man called ‘The Redeemer’ and about a place called the City of the Blessed. He wanted to make the journey to find the Redeemer. There would be many doubts and challenges but the Pilgrim was determined to press on find what his soul needed.

The Pilgrim’s Journey is a poem written by Michael Carter. This poem has been written to be used for private meditation or public performance.

This book is available at Barnes &,

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Lord Jesus, give me peace amidst the storm.


Lord Jesus, give me peace amidst the storm. For the storms are raging around me.
My ship is being tossed by the winds on the restless angry sea.
When I feel as if my ship will crash and sink down into the watery grave.
I then look to You. You will steer my ship. You alone, can rescue and save.

When I feel as if I’m sinking and I am about to be overwhelmed and about to drown.
Reach down Your hand. Pull me safely up, and plant me feet upon the solid ground.
When the storms rage, speak to the winds around me and tell them; “Peace, be still!”
I will not fear the storms and the winds, for they shall obey Your will.

Grant me a safe journey as I sail along the sea of this earthly life.
Bring me through the storms that cause me both sorrow and strife.
Though the waters might get rough and the storm clouds gather and roll.
With Your steady hand, You will guide me on my journey to the heavenly goal.

Though the storms rage, and the waters will roll, I will still sail across the sea.
Through the journey, I will have peace. For I know that You will pilot me.
The storms will come, but the darkness cannot remove nor hide me from Your love.
I will stay the course, for You will guide me on the journey to the safe harbor above.

By Michael Carter-2007


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To You, Jesus


To you, O Jesus, our praise, our Savior and Lord most high.
Who humbled himself, came for us to suffer and to die.
The true Word of God, beloved Son, born of the Virgin.
Our Savior, the spotless victim crucified to save us from sin.

To you, O Jesus, our praise. You who was raised from the dead.
You broke the devil’s power and in triumph, crushed his head.
You ascended on high to the courts of heavenly glory.
The Church on earth now proclaims your sacred story.

Jesus our Lord and hope. The joy of the faithful and our salvation.
Whose suffering and death and resurrection has brought justification..
Jesus, Lord of all, you are worthy to be praised by all creation.
Receive O Lord, our thanks, praise, and adoration.

In you, there is freedom for all enslaved by the power of sin.
From you, flows life and peace. In you, the soul is renewed again.
Jesus, comfort of all afflicted and the peace of those who weep bitter tears.
You are the giver of peace who claims all of our worries and fears.

Praise to you, giver of the Holy Spirit to guide us each day.
Who creates faith in the heart and guards us, lest we go astray.
Blessed be the Spirit, who leads the sinner from sin’s dark night.
He points all to you and to your redeeming light.

Jesus, the life giving bread through your sacrament nourishes the soul.
You give strength for the journey. You feed us and make us whole.
You are the food from heaven you the banquet, the holy sacrifice.
The willing victim who for us, paid sin’s demanding price.

O Jesus, crown of everlasting glory and grace, have mercy!
Lead us from this valley of sorrow home to eternity.
Blessed is your holy name our God and King.
In holy joy, our souls rejoice and our spirits sing.

Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes the sins of the world away.
Jesus, bearer of all good graces, have mercy upon us, we pray.
With gentle compassion O Divine Savior, hear our prayer.
Forsake us not, come quickly and take us into your care.

Lord Jesus, we praise you for our life and salvation.
You Jesus, the fountain of all love, we bow in adoration.
Receive the praise from the Church on earth and from the Church above.
Forever the redeemed worship you in wonder and love.

Michael Carter

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