Prayer

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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