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I lift my eyes

I lift my eyes to you (Psalm 123:1 NLT).

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 25:1; NKJV).

The Word gave life to everything that was created (John 1:4; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

 

Lord
I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the darkness.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the sky.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the mountains.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the trees.

Then I lift my soul to you,
And see your Word
Revealed –

Living over, in,
And through
All you create.

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Faith

It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8; NIV).

Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit (Romans 7:6; NLT).

 

Lord,
Rules and doctrines
Have no bearing
On my faith at all,
For it’s a gift
From you,
Which grows
As I experience you
In contemplation.

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May your light fall

Your life-giving light will fall like dew (Isaiah 26:19; NLT).

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).


The Lord your God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV). 

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

 

May your light fall
Upon us all,
To end our darkness, Lord;

May your fire fall
Upon us all,
To purge our sins.

May your peace fall
Upon us all,
To halt our violence, Lord;

May your love fall
Upon us all,
To heal our lives.

 

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Candle

He blows on them and they wither (Isaiah 40:24; NLT).

He will not extinguish a smouldering wick (Matthew 12:20; NET).

The Lord will not cast off his people (Psalm 94:14; NKJV).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

 

Lord
You don’t blow me out,
Like a trembling candle-flame.

You don’t extinguish me,
Like a smoking wick.

You don’t snuff me out,
Despite my many failures.

You don’t cast me off,
Despite my many sins.

 

 

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Sacred flame

Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame (Song of Songs 8:6; NLT).

Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us? (Luke 24:32; NLT).

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

 

Lord,
The sacred flame
Of your love
Burns in our hearts,
As we wait in silence,
Longing to become
Much more like you.

 

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Open our eyes

He will open the eyes of the blind (Isaiah 35:5; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

 

Lord,
Open our eyes,
To see you
All around us.

Open our eyes
To see you
In those we meet.

Open our eyes
To see you
In the darkness.

Open our eyes
To your love,
And truth,
And peace.

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