I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war
(Psalm 120:7; NIV).
1. Embed these words
In every soul: I am for peace, Though others are for war.
2. Lodge them in every heart
As our shared goal: I am for peace, Though others are for war.
3. Fix them in every mind
And every prayer: I am for peace, Though others are for war.
4. Put them in every mouth
Till all declare: We are for peace!
Then strife will be no more.
The Lord will mediate between nations and will settle international disputes. They will hammer their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore (Isaiah 2:4; NLT).
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever (Revelation 21:4; NLT).
In those days no one will be hurt or destroyed on my holy mountain (Isaiah 65:25; NLT).
When you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them,
so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
(Mark 11:25; NIV).
1. It doesn’t matter
If they don’t say thank you,
Or if, Lord,
People don’t reciprocate.
2. It doesn’t matter
If they don’t say sorry, Or if they speak to me
With scorn and hate.
3. It doesn’t matter
If they break my heart, Lord,
Or if they make me suffer
4. It doesn’t matter, Lord,
If they betray me –
I’ll still forgive them all,
And call them friend.
1. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him – and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” (Luke 17:15-17; NIV).
2. We are mocked by our neighbours, an object of scorn and derision to those around us (Psalm 79:4; NLT).
3. Days of suffering torment me (Job 30:27; NLT),
4. Jesus was deeply troubled, and he exclaimed, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me!” (John 13:21; NLT).
Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).
The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.” So Judas came straight to Jesus. “Greetings, Rabbi!” he exclaimed and gave him the kiss. Jesus said, “My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for.” Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him (Matthew 26:48-50; NLT).
When you were young, you were able to do as you liked;
you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go.
But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands,
and others will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.
(John 21:18; NLT).
1. Lord, as I get older,
I find I must let go
Of all I take for granted,
But, instead, you make me grow.
2. I’ve had to let my looks go,
My vanity and pride;
My status and my ego,
But, instead, you are my guide.
3. I’ve had to let my strength go,
My energy and health;
My work and independence,
But, instead, you give me help.
4. I’ve had to let my past go,
My childhood, my abuse;
My bitterness and hatred,
But, instead, you teach me truth.
5. And I will have to give up more:
My body, life, and breath;
But I will gladly let them go,
To merge with you, in death.
1. Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong (Ephesians 3:17; NLT).
We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT
2. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die (Psalm 48:14; NLT).
3. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121:2; NLT).
4. The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).
Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth(Psalm 86:11; NLT).
5. Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).
The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord (Job 1:21; NLT).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).