Prayer

In your hands

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:10; NIV).

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

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

 

Lord,
Whether I flourish,
Or suffer,
Or die,

It’s good
To know
I’m always
In your hands.

 

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Prayer

Like you

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? (Romans 2:4; NLT).

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32; NLT).

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do (Ephesians 5:1; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

 

Lord God,
You are so very kind
To me.

Please help me
To love others –
Just like you.

 

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Beyond this world

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts”, says the Lord, “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God (Psalm 90:2; NLT).

I AM WHO I AM (Exodus 3:14; NLT).

Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NLT).

 

Beyond this world
And all its fleeting people;

Beyond all life,
And far beyond all death;

Beyond the infinity of time
And boundless space;

Beyond our vision
And our feeble understanding –

You are who you are, Almighty  God,
And we belong to you.

 

 

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The first stone

How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye (Luke 6 42; NLT).

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned (Luke 6:37; NIV).

Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone! (John 8:7; NLT).

 

Lord,
I’m very ignorant –
So I’m not fit
To judge the ignorance
Of others.

Plus,
I’ve got a lot of weaknesses –
So I’m not fit
To mock the weaknesses
Of others.

What’s more,
I’ve got a multitude of faults –
So I’m not fit
To scorn the faults
Of others.

And lastly,
I commit unceasing sins –
So I’m not fit
To throw the first
Self-righteous stone.

 

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