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My eyes are closed

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

His clothes became dazzling white (Luke 9:29; NLT).

This is my blood […] It is poured out as a sacrifice for many (Mark 14:24; NLT).

The radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them (Luke 2:9; NLT).

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My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In deepest darkness.

My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In dazzling white.

My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In blood-red passion.

My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In golden light.

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When silence is too much

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

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

Praise the Lord (Psalm 68:19; NLT).

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When silence
Is too much
For me to bear, Lord,

May I whisper
Love and praise,
In simple prayer.

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Why do some men imagine…

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).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave (Matthew 20:26-7; NLT).

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Why do some men
Imagine they’re superior
To women, Lord?

They clearly need
To feel that way,
But why?

Why do some pink-skinned folk
Imagine they’re superior
To black-skinned folk?

They clearly need
To feel that way,
But why?

Why can’t we all
Love others
As ourselves, dear Lord,

Putting them first,
And ourselves last –
Like you?

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No matter what befalls us

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

God [is] the source of all my joy (Psalm 43:4; NLT).

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

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

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Lord,

No matter
What befalls us,

May we live
In your light,

Share
In your joy,

Rest
In your peace,

And dwell
In your love –

For evermore.

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Today

You are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

Their eyes were opened, and they recognised him (Luke 24:31; NLT).

There is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them (Job 32:8; NLT).

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Lord,
Please help me
To know your presence,
To pray constantly,
And to recognise you
In all I meet today.

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As I journey

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

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

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Lord,
As I journey into contemplation
I travel through my outward self,
Traverse my shadow,
Then leave selfhood far behind,
Uniting with you,
In timeless, wordless bliss.

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