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Inner space

Pray about everything (Philippians 4:6; NLT).

Give your burdens to the Lord (Psalm 55:22; NLT).

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

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

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Before you start to meditate
Share all that’s on your mind,
And in your heart,
With God.

Then, having cleared
Some precious inner space,
You’ll be more able
To wait patiently,
In silence.

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Home

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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Lord God,
I am your home
Until I die,
Then you will be my home
For evermore.

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Live in love

Love one another (John 13:34; NIV).

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Love you neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27; NLT).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

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I pray for peace
Throughout the world,
So all of us
May live in love
With one another
And with you, Lord God,
For evermore.

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Life and death

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

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

The Lord gives both death and life (1 Samuel 2:6; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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Lord God,
You are the force
That drives

All birth,
And breath,

All growth,
And change,

All life,
Decay, and death.

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At death

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

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At death
We are completely healed,
In body, heart, and mind.
Then our souls return
To reunite with you,
Our Maker and our God,
For evermore.

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Not far away

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

When Jesus said, “this temple,” he meant his own body (John 2:21; NLT).

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

We are the temple of the living God. As God said, “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God and they will be my people” (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

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

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).
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You are not far away,
But very near, Lord,
For our bodies
Are your temple,
And your home.

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