Sabbath Prayers: “Yes and Amen.”

by Chris Kamalski

Hear Your people saying yes,
Hear Your people saying yes to You.
Yes to anything you ask,
Yes to anything we´re called to do.

Hear your people say amen,
Hear Your people say amen to You.
Let Your kingdom come on earth,
Let it be just like we prayed to You.

Yes and amen to everything that´s in Your heart,
Yes and amen to everything that You have planned.
We live to see Your will be done,
And see Your perfect kingdom come on earth, on the earth.

Yes and amen, we´re taking up our cross for You,
Give us the strength to take these dreams and follow through.
We live to see Your will be done,
And see Your perfect kingdom come on earth, on the earth.

All the promises are yes,
All the promises are yes in You.
Every good and perfect gift,
Every blessing that we have was You.

(Yes and Amen, written by Matt Redman, 2006).

  • YES: Meaning, I wish what you desire to pass.  Meaning, I am willing.  Meaning, I say ‘No’ to lesser things.  Meaning, I make a choice.  Meaning, I stand for something.  Meaning, I am hopeful in the midst of a cynical, critical, pessimistic world.  Meaning, Your Kingdom is coming, and is better.  Meaning, I’m leaping.  Meaning, You are somewhere I am moving towards.  Meaning, not without your strength.  Meaning, I am open.
  • AMEN: Meaning, quite literally “May it be so.” Meaning, “I agree.” Meaning, I am joining in the participation and creation of this hope.  Meaning, this is out of my hands, and yet I’m available to be used to bless others.  Meaning, all that has been said before, I stand with.  Meaning, Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done, in my world, as well as in the heavens.
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