I can’t see your face

No one has ever seen God.
(John 1:18; NIV).

1. Father,
I can’t see your face;
Instead, I look for Christ,
Your Son.

2. Jesus,
I can’t see your face,
But search for you
In old and young.

3. Spirit,
I can’t see your face,
Though you are living
In us all.

4. Lord, my God,
I see your face!
You wait for me
In everyone.

🖤

Their eyes were opened, and they knew Him.
(Luke 24:31; NKJV).


References

1. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father (John 14:9; NLT).

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

3. 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). 

I will pour out my Spirit upon all people (Joel 2:28; NLT).

Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19; NLT). 

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

4. The Lord must wait for you to come to him (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

We are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

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

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).


My Father and my Mother (#2 of 2)

He claims me as his own.
(Song of Songs 7:10, NLT). 

Lord,
My Father, and my Mother,
Always whispering each day:
“I claim you.”

Lord,
My Sister, and my Brother,
Always telling me the way:
“I save you.”

Lord,
My Shepherd, and my Lover,
Always calling when I stray:
“I seek you.”

Lord, my God,
There is no other,
Always sighing while I pray:
“I love you.”

❤️

The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.
(Romans 8:26; RSV).

He loves us with unfailing love.
(Psalm 117:2; NLT).


My Father and my Mother (#1 of 2)

Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!
(Psalm 63:3; NLT). 

Lord,
My Father, and my Mother,
Always helping me each day:
I praise you. 

Lord,
My Sister, and my Brother,
Always showing me the way:
I bless you. 

Lord,
My Shepherd, and my Lover,
Always seeking when I stray:
I thank you. 

Lord,
My God – there is no other,
Always hearing when I pray:
I trust you.

🖤

I trust in you, my God!
(Psalm 25:2; NLT).


 

You’re here

God is with us
(Isaiah 7:14; NLT).

Father God,
You’re here, in sorrow:
Heal us through your holy name.

Son of Man,
You’re here, in sickness:
Share our anguish, and our pain.

Holy Ghost,
You’re here, in darkness:
Guide us with your staff and rod.

Three-In-One,
You’re here, within us:
Light our path to you, Lord God.

💜

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


Trinity prayer

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

Father, you’re my Maker,
Jesus, you’re my Choice;
Spirit, you’re my Advocate:
Lord, please hear my voice.

Father, you’re my Shepherd,
Jesus, you’re my Light;
Spirit, you’re my Comforter:
Lord, may we unite.

Father, I revere you,
Jesus, I adore;
Spirit, I delight in you:
One Lord, for evermore.

🖤

The Lord our God, the Lord is one!
(Deuteronomy 6:4; NKJV).


I want to follow you

Jesus called out to them,
“Come, follow me”
(John 8:12; NLT).

Lord,
I want to follow you,
And take your way of love.

Lord,
I want to learn from you,
And choose your path of peace.

Lord,
I want to walk with you,
And share your resting-place.

Lord,
I want to gaze on you,
And see your Father’s face.

💙

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!”
(John 14:9; NLT). 


When I wake

Your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me

(Psalm 139:10; NLT).

Father,
When I wake, each day,
I reach out straightaway
To take your hand.

Father,
When I wake, each day,
I start to pray,
Using your Son’s own words.

Father,
When I wake, each day,
I choose his way,
Lifting my heavy cross.

Father,
When I wake, each day,
Help me to say
With him: Your will be done.

Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven
(Matthew 6:9-10; NLT). 

My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done (Matthew 26:42; NLT).


We are only dust

We are only dust
(Psalm 103:14; NLT). 

Lord,

We are only dust,
But you are all:
From every star
To every grain of sand.

All you create is part of you,
Our Father;
All you beget
Remains within your hand.

All that exists
Is one with your Holy Spirit;
One with your only Son,
So we adore:

Heaven and earth, the firmament,
All creatures,
And every speck of dust,
For evermore.

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

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things (1 Chronicles 29:11; NLT).


At your pleasure

Our lives are in his hands
(Psalm 66:9; NLT).

I live at your pleasure, my Father:
I’m wholly dependent on you.

You give me the breath which sustains me
In all that I think, say and do.

You give me food, water, and shelter;
The riches of land, sea, and sky.

You give me your loving salvation –
And when you say the word, I will die.

The Lord gives both life and death
(1 Samuel 2:6; NLT).


Broken (#2 of 2 linked prayers)

My health is broken (Psalm 38:7; NLT).

My heart is broken (Lamentations 1:20; NLT).

Father,

I am broken:
Please redeem me.

Heal me with your deep,
Unfailing love.

Then I’ll try again,
And never weary

Of following your Son
To heaven above.

Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34; NLT).