Prayer

Challenge and change

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

I hate my life and don’t want to go on living (Job 7:16; NLT).

 

Lord,
When I allow fatigue
To generate depressing thoughts,
I suffer.

Please help me
To be aware
Of my depressing thoughts,

So I can challenge
And change them,
Time after time.

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Prayer

Religions

I hate all your show and pretence – the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies (Amos 5:21; NLT).

If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless (James 1:26; NLT).

The time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. This is because they have never known the Father or me (John 16:2-3; NLT).

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you (James 1:27; NLT).

 

Lord,
I wish there were no
Religions”
In this world –

For all we need
Is kindness,
Wisdom,

Love,
And joy,
And peace.

 

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Breathe in light

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14; NLT).

From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help (Psalm 130:1; NLT).

 

Breathe in light,
And breathe out darkness;

Breathe in peace,
And breathe out stress.

Breathe in fire,
And breathe out coldness;

Breathe in love,
And breathe out hate.

Breathe in truth,
And breathe out falsehood;

Breathe in God –
Breathe out despair.

 

 

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Light

Remain in me, and I will remain in you (John 15:4; NLT).

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

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31; NKJV).

I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! (Habakkuk 3:18; NLT).

 

Lord,
During meditation,
The longer I stay
In your light –

Resting,
Playing,
Dancing,
Or praying –

The stronger
And more joyful
I become.

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