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A Scent of Purpose

Well, the day started off a bit sluggish. I had a good night’s sleep, but that didn’t carry over to my rise and whine. But still, I completed my circuit and after breakfast I settled into my pray and play period. What tilted my world was a call from Raleigh, NC from the wife of a life long friend. Yes, my childhood friend had suddenly passed away and the thought left me shaken. I’ve mentioned before about this season of death, and I’m in constant prayer about how to learn and minister forward. Yet the measure of loss and change around me feels unnatural.

It feels as if I’m on the brink of something, not that it’s my time, but something is brewing, and a spiritual scent of purpose is in the air.

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I saw this as my morning walk wore on, the horse head caught my eye. I didn’t readily think of the verse below, but after hearing the about my friend’s returning home, I returned to it and found some comfort in the thought of angelic riders patrolling the earth, and showing God’s continuing concern over us.

“I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.
~ Zechariah 1:8.

Lord, once again, I come to you with open heart and mind, fill me with Your word and prepare my soul for Your work.

Pray on,
Eddy

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The Ballad of Kerr

Version 2

As the Summer Run comes to a close, it’s time to reflect for just a moment on all the blessings that have been poured out on our lives. That’s not to say that there haven’t been concerns. In writing this I remembered a song from the Dyo album back in 2003. It’s called The Balled of Kerr, and it shares the optimistic view of a dear departed friend (Ed Kerr), that when asked how he was doing, always responded, ‘nothing bad ever happens to me, because Jesus loves me.’ And yes, that’s my youngest (Maddy) singing.

Eddie was a guiding light
A beacon of hope in the darkest night
Whenever the water rose above his head
He smiled and laughed and then he said …
‘Nothing bad ever happens to me’
~ Eddy Mann

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we were brought together by God for a reason.

As always, remember you can send an anonymous email to prayer@eddymann.com for prayers and encouragement.

September Notes

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As of this writing, there are still a few Summer Run dates to be completed. I’ve been blessed by the opportunities to share and hang with you all summer, and I’m looking forward to growing in the new relationships that have been a result of those gatherings. If we haven’t caught up yet, there’s still a couple of events left.

This past week Cross Rhythms released a nice review of the Worship in Spirit and Truth album. I really appreciate that they’re embracing diversity in worship music. Check out the review here.

I’m excited about the fall season. There are a number of projects near or completed for release, so keep an eye out for the new sights and sounds. I’ve also got a couple of new ministry opportunities that I’m praying over. Your prayers for clarity are welcome.

Now go, and play nice!

Song of the Month

Remaining Summer Sun

Friday, September 06, 2019 – New Song Cafe, Mays Landing, NJ
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Deliver Me

The second release from the ‘Endurance’ album; a collection of sung prayers.
Photo Credit: Eddy Mann

Available at eddymann.com © 2019
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O Lord, that I might live and breath childlike
That I might see through the veil of prestige
That I would be dewy-eyed and candid
Deliver me from myself

O Lord, forgive my scanty and meager ways
So that I may walk the road to true peace
Humbly I pray these words before You
Deliver me from myself

Pour upon me the cleansing love that flows to self-forgetfulness
That I may know a life of rest and calm
Lay upon me the hands of healing that touch the soul of the blind
That I may see a man of meekness

O Lord, hear my prayer of loss and weakness
Hear what burdens lay heavy on my heart
Hear the voice that speaks from deep in my soul
Deliver me from myself

© 2011 Eddy Mann

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If You Don’t Understand It, It Doesn’t Mean It’s Wrong – Framed Print

also available as a #canvasprint #framedprint #artprint #acrylicprint #metalprint #woodprint #tapestry #greetingcard #throwpillow #duvetcover #totebag #showercurtain #phonecase and more. #wednesdaywisdom

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My Secret Heart


Take me broken as I am
Touch me with your healing hand
Make me whole and clean again ~ E.M.
(Psalm 51:6) #worship #worshipinspiritandtruth #WST
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The official lyric video for Eddy Mann’s song ‘My Secret Heart’ from the “Worship in Spirit and Truth” album.

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© 2018 Eddy Mann

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Rise O’ Lord

Be exalted above my comforts
That I may vow to need less
Be exalted above my reputation
That I may soldier on unnoticed

Rise, O Lord, rise above me
Above my dreams, above my love
Above my likes, above my dislikes
Rise, O Lord, rise above
~ E.M.

#prayer #endurance #hope #thursdaythoughts

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Let Your Steadfast Love Be Upon Us

Let Your steadfast love be upon us ~ Psalm 33:22
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The official lyric video for Eddy Mann’s song ‘Let Your Steadfast Love Be Upon Us’ from the “Worship in Spirit and Truth” album.

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