As soon as I surfaced from sleep yesterday, these couplets began to flow:
The Spirit, too, comes to help us in our weakness. For we don’t know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit expresses our plea with groanings too deep for words. And God, who knows everything in our hearts, knows perfectly well what the Spirit is saying, because her intercessions for God’s holy people are made according to the mind of God.
(Romans 8:26-7; TIB).
1. Holy Spirit, help me pray
To You, Creator, every day.
2. Elohim, help me rejoice
In you, and listen to your voice.
3. Christ, my Saviour, help me talk
With You, my Teacher, as we walk.
4. Jesus, help me now to praise,
For you have set my heart ablaze.
5. Three-In-One, help me to love
All souls on earth, and those above.
6. Yahweh: Mother, Father, God,
Please comfort me with staff and rod.
7. One-In-Three, help me to bend
Before your will, until life’s end –
8. Lord, my God, then I will see
Your face, for all eternity.
For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face.
(1 Corinthians 13:12; NET).
God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:1-2; KJV).
Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice (Philippians 4:4; NLT).
Listen to his voice (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).
Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left (Isaiah 30:21; NLT).
He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior (Titus 3:6; NLT).
Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you (Isaiah 30:20; NLT).
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12; NIV).
I will praise the LORD at all times (Psalm 34:1; NLT).
They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32; NLT).
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else (1 Thessalonians 3:12; NIV).
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
He will bend his shoulder to the load and submit himself to hard labor (Genesis 49:15; NLT).
I want your will to be done, not mine (Mark 14:36; NLT).
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God (Psalm 90:2; CSB).
Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever (1 Thessalonians 5:10; NLT).