Prayer

Driving

How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).

 

Lord,
Whenever I drive
My car,
Please help me
To remain aware

That I’m only
A thin-skinned bag
Of blood,
And bone,
And brain,

Propelling half a ton
Of glass,
And steel,
And unburnt fuel
At speed,

Amongst
My fellow travellers!

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Prayer

Choosing

Don’t you realise that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? (Romans 6:16; NLT).

Choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deuteronomy 30:19; NLT).

Choose life instead of death! (2 Kings 18:32; NLT).

 

Lord,
I can’t choose
To change
My feelings,

But I can choose
To change
The patterns of thought
That generate them.

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Prayer

Peace, be still

He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need (Acts 17:25; NLT).

Their hearts are troubled like a wild sea in a raging storm (Jeremiah 49:23; NLT).

You are a refuge from the storm (Isaiah 25:4; NLT).

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea be hushed (Psalm 107:29; ESV).

Peace, be still (Mark 4:39; KJV).

 

Your words
Are my food
And drink,

My medicine,
And my refuge
From life’s storms.

May they heal me
A thousand times
Each day, Lord –

Peace,
Be still.

 

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When I come back

“My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts” (Jeremiah 3:22; NLT).

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).

 

Lord,
You always
Welcome me,
When I come back
To you –

Whether my mind
Has been wandering
For ten seconds
During meditation;
Or for ten years,
In the wilderness
Of lost faith –

You always
Welcome me,
When I come back
To you.

 

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