Prayer

Never enough

We all stumble in many ways (James 3:2; NIV).

Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard (Romans 3:23; NLT).

 

Lord,
Help me to pray
As best I can,
Though it’s never enough.

Help me to listen
As best I can,
Though it’s never enough.

Help me to serve
As best I can,
Though it’s never enough.

And help me to love
As best I can,
Though it’s never enough.

 

 

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Refill me

He renews my strength (Psalm 23:3; 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).

Lord,
Please refill me
With your shining light,
For I’ve used up
All you gave me
Yesterday.

Lord,
Please refill me
With your holy fire,
For my inner flame
Has died down
Overnight.

Lord,
Please refill me
With your blessed peace,
For my fearfulness
Has risen
With the sun.

Lord,
Please refill me
With your perfect love,
For I want to serve
Your kingdom
All day long.

 

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Laid bare

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

Be silent before the Lord, all humanity (Zechariah 2:13; NLT).

Wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

 

When all my deeds
Have been laid bare
And stripped away,
Nothing remains
But stillness, Lord,
And you.

When all my words
Have been laid bare
And stripped away,
Nothing remains
But silence, Lord,
And you.

When all my thoughts
Have been laid bare
And stripped away,
Nothing remains
But patience, Lord,
And you.

When all my prayers
Have been laid bare
And stripped away,
Nothing remains
But darkness, Lord –
And you.

 

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To love you

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:11; NIV).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

 

To love you
Is to cherish
Other people, Lord.

To love you
Is to care
How others feel.

To love you
Is to listen
To their problems.

To love you
Is to help them
Grow and heal.

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Quaker meeting

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62:1; ESV).

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one (John 17:21; NLT).

Though we are many …we are one body (1 Corinthians 10:17; NLT).

 

Such a sense
Of peace descending,

Such a sense
Of love ascending;

Such a sense
Of light surrounding,

Such a sense
Of silent sharing;

Such a sense
Of coming home,

Such a sense
Of being One.

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Too tired

I am weary and worn out, O God (Proverb 30:1; NLT).

Be still, and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

 

Father,
I’m too tired

For speech
Or thought,

For praise
Or worship,

Prayer,
Or supplication.

So I can only
Rest before you, Lord,

In stillness,
And in silent contemplation.

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