24.6.23: Out of my stillness

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This prayer-poem arose during wordless prayer yesterday morning:

Be still in the presence of the LORD (Psalm 37:7; NLT). 

1. Out of my stillness,
Out of my silence,
Out of my darkness,
And out of my depth,

2. Lord, comes your Dayspring,
Lord, comes your Spirit,
Lord, comes your voice, and your Word,
And your breath.

3. One day, in stillness,
One day, in silence,
One day, in darkness,
You’ll take me, in death.

God will redeem me from the world of the dead;
he will surely take me to himself.
(Psalm 49:15; NIV).


Verse 1: Be silent before the Lord (Zechariah 2:13; NLT).

Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light (Micah 7:8; NLT).

Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD (Psalm 130:1; NIV). 

Verse 2: The Dayspring from on high has visited us; to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:78-9; NKJV).

Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT). 

We have the Holy Spirit within us (Romans 8:23; NLT). 

After the fire came a still, small voice (1 Kings 19:12; BSB).

He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God (Revelation 19:13; NLT). 

The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7; KJV). 

Verse 3: I shall return to take you to myself, so that you may be with me where I am (John 14:3; NJB).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).


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