Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

I will rise up

I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

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

Though I fall, I will rise again (Micah 7:8; NLT).

Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31; GNT).

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Lord, I know
I’m nothing,

But I don’t mind this
At all,

For as long
As you live through me,

I will rise up
When I fall.

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Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

All we need

When we’re in deep distress, Lord,
Your peace is all we need.

When we are lost in darkness
Your light is all we need.

When our faith has grown cold, Lord,
Your fire is all we need.

When we’ve strayed far from wisdom
Your truth is all we need.

When we feel we’re forsaken, Lord,
Your love is all we need.

When we are in the wilderness
Your way is all we need.

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

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

God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

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

I am the way (John 14:6; NLT).

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Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,, Prayer

No soul

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; 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).

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

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Father,
Life with you
Is an adventure –

It has meaning,
Steps to learn,
A final goal.

But without you
It’s essentially
Depressing –

It lacks meaning,
Has no structure,
And no soul.

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Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

No point

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

We can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus (1 John 4:17; NLT).

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

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Lord,

There’s no point
In our asking
Your forgiveness,

Unless we try to grow
More like your Son.

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Corruption

The Lord looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one (Psalm 14:2-3; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

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Lord,

Our corruption
And our hatred
Know no bounds,

So we truly have
The world
That we deserve.

Forgive us;
Heal us;
Rescue us, we pray;

And help us
To follow you,
So we may change.

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Enough

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

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

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

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

Love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10; NIV).

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Lord,
You are light –

But light, alone,
Will never be enough.

Lord,
You are truth –

But truth, alone,
Will never be enough.

Lord,
You are peace –

But peace, alone,
Will never be enough.

Lord,
You are love –

And love, alone,
Will always be enough.

 

 

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