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Your purpose

 

Lord God,

At last,
I understand
Your purpose –

You want us
To become Love,
Just like you.

 

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A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34; NIV).

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our own image, to be like us” (Genesis 1:26; NLT).

Speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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

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

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

We shall be like him (1 John 3:2; ESV).

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My soul

Lord Jesus,
You’re my way,
My life,
My truth;

My light,
My bread,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My essence,
My example,
And my soul.

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

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NIV).

I am the bread of life (John 6:35; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

This is the secret: Christ lives in you (Colossians 1:27; NLT).

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

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Beyond

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

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

He hears my voice (Psalm 55:17; NIV).

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Lord God,
You are beyond
Our understanding;

Far beyond
Our thoughts,
And all our ways;

Far beyond
Our weak
Imagination –

Yet not beyond
Our love, and prayers,
And praise.

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This spinning planet

People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4; NLT).

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known (Psalm 19:1-2; NLT).

He will rejoice over you with joyful songs (Zephaniah 3:17; NLT).

Righteousness smiles down from heaven (Psalm 85:11; NLT).

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Each day
Your words renew
This spinning planet, Lord;

Each day,
Your song re-lights
The heavens above;

Each day,
Your dance rekindles
Every creature;

Each day,
Your smile refills us
With your love.

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You are our darkness

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

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

How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33; NIV).

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Lord God,

You are our darkness,
And our light;

Our drought,
And our rain;

Our famine,
And our harvest;

Our desert,
And our shelter;

Our ocean,
And our harbour;

Our wandering,
And our resting-place;

Our frailty,
And our pilgrimage;

Our deepest longing,
And our journey’s end.

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I can’t sleep

Here I am (1 Samuel 3:4; NIV).

The life of every living thing is in his hand (Job 12:10; NLT).

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

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Lord God,
I can’t sleep.

Here I am,
In your hand,

With nothing
To do,

And nothing
To say.

So many
Are sleepless;

I pray
For us all:

May we rest
In your presence,

Until break
Of day.

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