All becomes one

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

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Lord God,
With you

Prayers
Become thanks,

Thanks
Become praise,

Praise
Becomes joy,

Joy
Becomes tears,

Tears
Become love,

Love
Becomes peace,

Peace
Becomes all,

And all
Becomes One.

You are peace

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

Put on your new nature, created to be like God (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:8; NIV).

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

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Lord,
You are peace –
May I be peace,
Like you;

And you are love –
May I be love,
Like you.

I wait for you

Wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:14; NIV).

Let all that I am wait quietly before God (Psalm 62:5; NLT).

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I wait for you
In darkness, Lord;
I wait for you
Alone.

I wait for you
In silence, Lord;
You are my rock,
My home.

I wait for you
In brilliant light;
I wait with
Every breath.

I wait for you
In life, Lord;
And I wait for you
In death.

You hide me

Hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:8; NLT).

All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 36:7; 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).

The Lord is full of tenderness (James 5:11; NLT).

The Lord your God will be your everlasting light (Isaiah 60:19; NLT).

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You hide me
In your holy shadow, Lord;

You keep me safe
However dark the night.

You hold me
With your deepest tenderness;

And fill me
With your everlasting light.

Peace

May the Lord show you his favour and give you his peace (Numbers 6:26; NLT).

May the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation (2 Thessalonians 3:16; NLT).

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give (John 14:27; NLT).

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Lord God,
Please give us
The peace
Which only you
Can give –
So we can share it
With the world.

To hate you

Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me […] Truly, I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me (Matthew 25:40; 45; NIV).

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To hate you
Is the same
As hating others, Lord;

To shun them
Is the same
As shunning you.

To love you
Is the same
As loving others, Lord;

To serve them
Is the same
As serving you.

Wordless

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

[The] Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words (Romans 8:26; NRSV).

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Lord God,
In silent prayer,
I sometimes feel

As if my mind
Will burst
With wordless joy,

Or that my heart
Will break
With wordless grief.

Then my soul
Melts away
In wordless bliss,

To unify
With yours,
In wordless love.

God within

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

Love him and serve him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy 10:12; NLT).

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God within,
Free from sin,
May I pray
Throughout today.

God without,
Free from doubt,
May I rejoice
And lift my voice.

God so near,
Free from fear,
May I thank you
And love you, too.

God beside,
Free from pride,
May I serve you
In all I do.

No limit

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

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You have no limit,
Start,
Or end;

You have no darkness,
Fault,
Or sin;

You have no gender,
Size,
Or shape;

You have no colour,
Mass,
Or weight.

For you are Spirit,
Light,
And fire;

You are presence,
Peace,
And love;

You are faithful,
Just,
And fair;

You are the God
We meet
In prayer.

 

You’re always present

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

To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12; NIV).

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

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You are always present,
Here and now, Lord,

For you fill the world around me,
And within.

I needn’t seek you, yearn for you,
Or wait, Lord,

For in you I live and move,
And have my being.

I just turn to you, believe you,
And receive you, Lord,

For you fill the world around me,
And within.