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.

Please heal us

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Isaiah 2:4; KJV).

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Lord God,

Please heal our suffering,
Our sickness,
And our wounds.

Please heal our ignorance,
Our weakness,
And our faults.

Please heal our selfishness,
Our violence,
And our wars.

I seek you out

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy (Psalm 100:2; NLT).

Break out in praise and sing for joy! (Psalm 98:4; NLT).

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).

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I seek you out
Till my heart breaks with sadness,

And worship you
Until it bursts with joy.

I praise your name
Till my heart fills with wonder,

And love you, Lord,
Until it overflows.

You’re beside us

The Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

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

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

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

The Lord is near (Philippians 4:5; NIV).

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You’re beside us,
And within us, all the time, Lord,
And when we die
Our spirits merge with yours;

So we’re never far from you,
Or those we’ve lost, Lord,
But very near, forever,
Just like you.

Peace

I am tired of living among people who hate peace (Psalm 120:6; NLT).

Is this the way you repay the Lord, you foolish and senseless people? (Deuteronomy 32:6; NLT).

Native-born Israelites and foreigners are equal before the Lord (Numbers 15:15; NLT).

You are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).

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I pray for peace
Throughout this foolish world,

For all are equal, Lord,
And all are one

With you, our Maker,
And with one another;

So when we hate our fellows,
We hate you, Lord,

And when we hate you, Lord,
We hate ourselves.