In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT).

The Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart (Genesis 6:6; NLT).



Help us to heal
Your earthly paradise,
For as we spoil it,
We cause harm
To others.

My goal

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6; NLT).

Let love be your highest goal (1 Corinthians 14:1; NLT).



My Lord,
My light,
My love,
My soul;

My life,
My way,
My death,
My goal.


When you hear a sound like marching feet in the tops of the poplar trees, be on the alert! (2 Samuel 5:24; NLT).

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8; NIV).

Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!” (1 Samuel 3:3-4; NLT).

After the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).



Listen to me, my child,
When I march in the tops
Of the trees.

Listen to me, my child,
When I walk in the cool
Of the breeze.

Listen to me, my child,
When I call your name
In the dark.

Listen to me, my child,
When you hear my voice
In your heart.

Your kingdom

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else (Matthew 6:33; NLT).

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

The kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT).



Help me to build
Your kingdom
Deep within me,
Through all my thoughts,
My words,
And my behaviour;

And help me to build
Your kingdom
All around me –
Through all my thoughts,
My words,
And my behaviour.

A blessing

The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you (Luke 1:35; KJV).

Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:8; NLT).

The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings (Malachi 4:2; NLT).

I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children (Isaiah 44:3; NLT).



May the power of the Father
Overshadow us,
Guarding us for evermore,

May the power of the Saviour
Come upon us,
Healing us for evermore,

May the power of the Spirit
Fall upon us,
Blessing us for evermore,

One in Christ

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NIV).



Lord God,
There is no separate me,
Or you, or us, or them,

For all of us are one in Christ –
In Jesus Christ alone.

May we welcome all

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

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NIV).

Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your temple (Psalm 5:7; NLT).

The grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people (Titus 2:11; NLT).




May we welcome all
Into your kingdom,

May we offer all
Your warm embrace;

May we usher all
Into your temple,

And may we share with all
Your perfect grace.



Keep me from lying to myself (Psalm 119:29; NLT).



The greater the disparity

Between the thoughts and feelings
Hidden in my shadow self,

And how I speak and act
With other people,

The more fatigued,

And anxious
I will be.


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

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

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17).



I know my ideal self
Does not exist, Lord,

While my outward self
Is merely a defence.

So perhaps my shadow self
Is all I am, Lord?

No wonder that
I often use pretence!

Yet, in truth, I have
No separate self at all, Lord,

Though self is an illusion
I hold fast.

But now’s the time
To let it go forever, Lord,

For I see I’m simply
Part of you – at last!

Beyond the edge

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

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine (Isaiah 55:8; NLT). 




Day after day,
In silent contemplation,

You take me
Just beyond the edge

Of my
Known world.