What can God do for me

Here you will find sentences for baptism, confirmation or marriage in clear language.
The sentences are sorted by subject. So you can first find a topic that is important to you and then the right sentence.

Generally

God says: Nothing should frighten you; you shouldn't lose heart. I, God, am with you no matter where you go. (Joshua 1,9)

Reverence for God is important: this is how true wisdom begins. Stupid people despise insight and discipline. (Proverbs 1,7)

People have many plans. But in the end what God decided will happen (Proverbs 14:31)

Jesus says: He who has a pure (= clear) heart has it really well. He will see God. (Matthew 5,8)

Jesus Christ says: First seek God's kingdom and its righteousness. Then everything else will come by itself. (Matthew 6:33)

Treat other people exactly as you would like them to treat you yourself.
(Matthew 7:12)

One has to obey God more than people. (Acts 5:29)

What does a person get if he wins the whole world but loses himself and suffers serious damage? (Luke 9.25)

Do not let yourself be conquered by evil, but defeat evil with good yourself. (Romans 12:21)
Where there is God's Spirit, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17)

God knows us

People understand what the eyes can see. But God knows our heart. (1 Samuel 16: 7)

God please explore me, look at my heart, test me and see what I have in mind. (Psalm 139: 23 and 24)

God says you don't have to be afraid. I have redeemed you. I know your name We belong Together. (Isaiah 43.1)

God's love

As the sky arches over the earth, so God's love surrounds all who honor him. (Psalm 103:11)

As a father loves his children, so God loves all who honor him. (Psalm 103:13)

God wants to help all people: They should know the truth. (1 Timothy 2,4)

God is love. He who lives in love lives in God and God lives in him. (1 John 4:16)

peace

Jesus says: He who creates peace is really well off. He owns the whole world (Matthew 5: 9)

Jesus Christ says: I give you my peace. But my peace is different: not like the peace of the world. Do not be afraid! (John 14:27)

God has called you to live in peace. (1 Corinthians 7:15)

prayer

Be still before God and wait for him. (Psalm 37.7)

God says: Call to me in times of need. I want to save you (Psalm 50:15)

My soul is still before God. He is helping me. (Psalm 62.2)

Jesus says: Ask God, he will give you. Seek God, you will find him. Knock on God's door. He opens you. (Matthew 7.7)

Be joyful and full of hope; be patient in suffering; don't stop praying. (Romans 12:12)

Faith

If you are doing well, if you have enough to eat, then watch out: don't forget God! (Deuteronomy 6:11 and 12)

Do not be sad. The joy of God is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)

I trust in your grace. My heart is happy because I know: You help. (Psalm 13: 6)

Let my soul praise God. I will never forget: He did a lot of good for me. (Psalm 103.2)

Our faith is victory; we are free from (fear and joy) the world. (1 John 5,4)

God your goodness is as great as heaven. Your truth is everywhere just as far as the clouds. (Psalm 36.6)

I trust in god; I am not afraid. People cannot harm me (Psalm 56:12)

Apostle Paul writes: I am not ashamed because I believe in the gospel of Christ. This gospel is a power for all who believe in it. (Romans 1:16)

He who belongs to Christ is a new person. What it used to be is over; something completely new has started. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Jesus says: My grace is enough for you. My power is strong where people are weak. (2 Corinthians 12: 9)

Apostle Paul writes: I am weak, I am afraid. But I don't despair. I see Jesus Christ. I understand that when I am weak, then in truth I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10)

You are all children of light and children of the day. We are not people of night and darkness. (1 Thessalonians 5,5)

Throw your worries on God. He takes care of you. (1 Peter 5,7)

Faith means: trusting firmly in what one hopes and not doubting what one cannot see. (Hebrews 11: 1)

It is wonderful when the heart becomes strong. That creates God's grace. (Hebrews 13.9)

hope

Commit your ways to the Lord God and hope in him. He does everything well. (Psalm 37,5)

I hope in god. I am not afraid. What harm can people do to me? (Psalm 56:12)

Life

With you is the source of life. In your light we see the (true) light. (Psalm 36:10)

The door that leads to real life is narrow and the way there is exhausting; few people find it. (Matthew 7:14)

God is not God for the dead, but God for the living, because all people live for him. (Luke 20:38)

God did not give us a heart full of fear, but a heart full of strength and love and discipline (2 Timothy 1: 7)

Whoever wants to enjoy his life has to give up evil and do good and seek peace with all his strength. (1 Peter 3:10 and 11)

God says: be faithful until death. Then I'll give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)

(Neighbor) love

You should love God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6.5)

Help the poor if you can. (Proverbs 3.27)

Jesus says: You should forgive other people for their mistakes. Then God forgives you for your mistakes. (Matthew 6:14)

Jesus says: love your enemies. Be kind to people who hate you. Bless the people who curse you. Pray for people who offend you. (Luke 6:27 and 28)

Jesus says: My commandment for you is: Love yourselves as I have loved you (John 15:12)

Do not despise other people, but be kind and patient. Tried to live together with love. (Ephesians 4,2)

He who helps a poor person honors God. (Proverbs 14.31)

God is love. He who loves remains in God and God remains in him. (1 John 4:16)

Jesus Christ says: I love you. You should love one another in the same way. (John 15:12)

Help, support, work for one another. Everyone with the strength received from God (1 Peter 4:10)

You should love not only with words, but with deeds and with truth. (1 John 3:18)

Nobody saw God. But if we love one another, then God lives in us. Then his love reaches its goal with us. (1 John 4:12)

Search and find God

God says: Whoever seeks me with all his heart will find me. (Jeremiah 29:13 and 14)

God says: seek good, not evil. This is the only way you can live (Amos 5:14)

Man, you know what is good, what God asks of you. What is that? Honor God's word, love God and people, and be humble before God. (Micah 6.8)

Jesus says: you will see the truth. And the truth will set you free (John 8:32)

Everything will be fine for those who love God. (Romans 8:28)

Protection and help

The Lord God is merciful. He will not leave you and not destroy you. (Deuteronomy 4:31)

God says: I will never withdraw my help from you. I will never leave you (Joshua 1,5)

God is my rock, my castle, my savior, my God. I trust in him. (Psalm 18: 3)

God is my Shepherd, I am not lacking. (Psalm 23: 1)

Sometimes my path in life is like a dark valley. But I am not afraid of bad luck. You're with me. (Psalm 23: 4)

God is my light; he is my salvation. I am not afraid of anyone. God is strength for my life. I am not frightened of anyone. (Psalm 27: 1 and 2)

God is our confidence and strength. He helps in great need. (Psalm 46.2)

With God is my salvation, my honor, he is the rock of my strength. My confidence is with God. (Psalm 62.8)

God has commanded his angels that they guard you on all your ways, that they carry you on their hands and that you do not bump your foot against a stone. (Psalm 91: 11-12)

God made heaven and earth. He helps me too. (Psalm 121:12)

God's word

God's word is clear. God protects the people who trust him. (Psalm 18:31)

God, your word is like a lamp for my steps, like a light for my path. (Psalm 119,105)

Hang my commandments on your neck and write them on the board of your heart, and you will gain kindness and wisdom, which please God and men. (Proverbs 3.3)

People live not only from bread, but from every word of God. (Matthew 4,4)

blessing

God says: I will bless you; and you should bring blessings (for others) yourself. (Genesis 12: 2)

God your goodness is as wide as heaven. Your loyalty is as great as the path of the clouds. (Psalm 36.6)

God, please comfort me with your help, give me a happy spirit. (Psalm 51:14)

The Lord thinks of us and blesses us. (Psalm 115:12)

Jesus Christ says: I am with you every day until the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20)

path

God please show me your way. So my path in life is full of truth. (Psalm 86:11)

Those who trust in God receive new strength. He gets strong like an eagle, he runs and doesn't get weak, he walks and doesn't get tired. (Isaiah 40:31)

Jesus says: I am the light of the world. Those who follow me are not walking in the dark, but have the light of life. (John 8:12)

Future, promise (in old language after translation by Martin Luther)

The Lord is my light and my salvation; who should I be afraid of? The Lord is the strength of my life; who should I be afraid of? (Psalm 27: 1f.)

With you is the source of life, and in your light we see the light. (Psalm 36:10)

The righteous path shines like the light in the morning that shines brighter and brighter until daylight. (Proverbs 4:18)

Get up, be light; for your light is coming and the glory of the Lord is on you! (Isaiah 60.1)

Darkness covers the earth and darkness covers the peoples; but the Lord rises above you, and his glory appears above you. (Isaiah 60.2)

It shall not be done by army or power, but by my spirit, says the Lord. (Zechariah 4: 6).

Jesus says: See, I am with you every day until the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20)

We know that for those who love God, all things are for the best. (Romans 8:23)

I am certain that neither death nor life, neither angels nor powers nor authorities, neither present nor future, neither high nor low, nor any other creature can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8: 38f.)

The Lord is the Spirit; but where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17)