This prayer began to form last Friday, when several Bible verses came together in my mind, and I saw a connection between them. The link is that life and death, as well as many other “positive” and “negative” things, are the same to God, and they can be the same to us, as well. Knowing this can make suffering easier to bear.
If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NLT).
1. All through our lives
And when we die,
Lord, we are Yours:
You watch, close by.
2. Darkness and light
Are just the same
To You, our origin
3. Father, you call us all
For we are Yours:
You live within.
4. God of the living,
And the dead:
All are alive
To You, our Head.
5. Lord, all these mysteries
May we explore each one
He uncovers mysteries hidden in darkness; he brings light to the deepest gloom (Job 12:22; NLT).
The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade (Psalm 121:5; NLT).
To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you (Psalm 139:12; NLT).
We are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NIV).
He is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to him (Luke 20:38; NLT).
I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven (Ecclesiastes 1:13; NLT).