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Deliver Me

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Hi Friends,

This week marks the release of an album of prayers called Endurance. Mankind has been singing prayers to God from the beginning of time, and so it continues with this offering. The prayer below is from the collection and is entitled Deliver Me.

O Lord, that I may live
That I may live and breathe, childlike
That I may see through the veil
That I would be dewy-eyed
Deliver me
Deliver me from myself

Pour upon me the cleansing love
That flows to self forgetfulness
Lay upon me the hands of healing
That touch a soul of meekness

O Lord, forgive my ways
Forgive my scanty and meager ways
Deliver me
Deliver me from myself

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

~ Eddy Mann

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

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

Pray on,
Eddy

 May Notebook

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Friday, May 03, 2019 is the release date for the Endurance album. This collection of prayers has been on the back burner for seven years, and now they can finally breathe and have life. This is a quiet release in that I’ve not made a big splash about it’s drop date. I know that this offering will not be for everyone, but for those of you who are fond of mediative prayer, my hope is that you can experience a deeper and more meaningful moment through these expressions of faith.

May’s song, Deliver Me, is the second featured song from the project. The lyric above is self explanatory so there’s no need for me to elaborate any more other than to say that it reflects a moment of prayer, the conversation, on my end, as it happened.

As I’ve been sharing what I’m reading this year, last month’s book was called The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel. I was taken with the in-depth look at what the Sabbath means to the Jewish community, and how I might grow to have a more profound sense of the day. I loved this quote, “The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space… to turn from the results of creation to the mystery of creation.”

I’m looking forward to getting into rehearsals for the summer run. Live dates begin the first weekend in June at Karen’s Place, in Doylestown, PA. I can’t wait to see you all!

Song of the Month

May Schedule

Continuing Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Breathe… and give thanks!

More info at eddymann.com

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The Judas Kiss

You wake to find another day waiting
Breathing deep you draw the curtains wide
Slowly thoughts start passing through you mind
Something’s very wrong deep down inside
Could it be the thoughts you were thinking?
Could it be the company you know?
Could it be the darkness you’ve been dreaming?
Maybe it’s that Judas kiss you sow
~ E.M.

#souldujour

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Drawing Credit: Luc Freymanc

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Holding on to You

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Hi Friends,

Mankind has been singing prayers to God from the beginning of time, and so it is that this month I offer a prayer in song from a new collection called Endurance.

I’ve known of your love
And I hunger for more
Broke without grace
I’m knocking at your door

Love I long to know
Sharpen and refine
Lost without you
Oh, for love divine

I’m holding on to you
I’m holding on to you

Begin anew in me
Speak to my soul
Strength to rise
Hear my prayers of ol’

When I’m hurt by the harshness
When this cold world is heartless
All through the darkness
I’m holding on to you

~ Eddy Mann

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

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

Pray on,
Eddy

 April Notebook

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It’s life’s hills and valleys that tend to define our journey. This month I find myself back in my northern digs. This change of location is six weeks early, but loving relationships require a flexible calendar. My father-in-law took ill while we were down south and coming north was the right compassionate thing to do. So here we are, not particularly happy with the weather, but still relishing in the blessings that spring has to offer.

April’s song, Holding On To You, is the first of a collection of sung prayers that I’ll be releasing over the next few months. The collection is called Endurance and was written back in 2011. Through God’s timing it appears that now is the time to share them with you.

This past month I started reading a book called ‘The Master’s Men‘ by William Barclay. It’s not new, it was originally published in 1959 and I’m reading a 1985 edition. It was recommended to me as a character study of the Apostles. So far I’ve really enjoyed a deeper understanding of the part each disciple played in the Jesus story.

Please continue to enjoy ‘The State of MannSpotify playlist, and keep a watch out for the Homeward Bound series on facebook, twitter and instagram.

Song of the Month

April Schedule

Continuing Monday, April 01, 2019
Breath… and give thanks!

More info at eddymann.com

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