Healing

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).

Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light (Micah 7:8; NLT).

No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven (John 3:27; NLT).

Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24; NIV).

 

Lord God,
Pease give me faith
That in the darkness
Of contemplation,
You are slowly healing me.

 

Returning home

“Return home, you wayward children,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 3:14; NLT).

If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored (Job 22:23; NLT).

If you return to me, I will restore you (Jeremiah 15:19; NLT).

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

 

Lord,
May we,
Your wayward children,
Return home to you
Repeatedly
Throughout our lives,
So that our souls
May be restored.

 

Anxiety

Lord,
When I’m feeling anxious,
It’s because my thoughts
Are telling me
There’s something
To be anxious about.

Please help me
To sit with my anxiety
In meditation,
So I can observe it,
Understand it,
And accept it.

Then, Lord,
Please help me
To change my thoughts,
So I can be free
Of my anxiety,
At last.

Make peace

Blessed are the peacemakers (Matthew 5:9; NIV).

Seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14; NIV).

Heal me, Lord (Psalm 41:4; NLT).

To acquire wisdom is to love oneself (Proverbs 19:8; NLT).

 

Lord,
Through my daily meditation,
Please help me
To make peace, at last,
With my depression,
My anxiety,
My memories,
And my self.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Returning

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NLT).

The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Return, O my soul, to your rest (Psalm 116:7: ESV).

 

Lord,
I cannot reconnect with you,
For we are one.

Neither can I reunite with you,
For we are one.

I can only return to you, repeatedly –
For we are one.

 

I’m not my body

You will not leave my soul among the dead (Psalm 16:10; NLT).

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

 

Lord,
I’m not my body,
Or my sensations;

I’m not my mind,
Or my thoughts;

Nor am I my heart,
Or my emotions –

For all these things
Will pass away at death.

Instead, I am my soul,
And my awareness –

Forever one with you,
And all creation.