death, depression, exile, healing, mental illness, pain, phobia, Prayer, sin, suffering

Thank you for my life

Thank you for my life, Lord,
My exile here on earth,
For all I have experienced
And learned.

Thank you for my wounds, Lord,
My healing at your hands;
For all the care I’ve welcomed
And returned.

Thank you for my darkness, Lord,
My losses, and my grief;
For all the times I’ve laid awake
At night.

Thank you for my sins, Lord,
My sorrow and my shame;
For all the ways I’ve tried
To put things right.

Thank you for your gifts, Lord,
Your blessings, and your joy;
For all the fears
I’ve worked to overthrow.

Thank you for my home, Lord,
My kindred, food, and drink;
For all the ways I’ve had to change
And grow.

Thank you for your teaching, Lord,
Your pattern, faith and hope;
For all the sickness
I have had to face.

Thank you for your crown, Lord,
Your forgiveness, and your love;
My birth, life, death, and, most of all,
Your grace.

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When I bring you home from exile, you will be like a pleasing sacrifice to me (Ezekiel 20:41; NLT).

Though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal (Job 5:18; NLT).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; NIV).

Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies (Psalm 103:2-4; NLT).

God saved you by his grace when you believed (Ephesians 2:8; NLT).

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death, healing, Prayer, resurrection

Will I rise again?

 

Father,

Will I rise again,
Like Jesus?

Will I live again,
Just like your Son?

Will I walk and talk,
And make new friendships?

Will I work and play
Till day is done?

Touch me with your Spirit, Lord,
And heal me;

Give me life again
Abundantly.

Then I need not wait
Till after death, Lord,

But serve your kingdom here,
Restored, and free.

 

References

Christ died and rose again (Romans 14:9; NLT).

Those who die in the Lord will live; their bodies will rise again! Isaiah 26:19; NLT).

They begged him to touch the man and heal him (Mark 8:22; NLT).

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10; NRSV).

Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only (Luke 4:8; NIV).

He restores my soul (Psalm 23:3; NKJV).

Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31; NLT).

In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free (Psalm 118:5; NLT).

 

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Giving up

 

Father God,
I feel like giving up;

Turning my face to the wall,
And giving up.

Yet with your help, Lord,
I can scale this wall,

And stand up to a multitude
Of fears;

For with you
There is strength, Lord God,
And healing;

But without you
Only hopelessness,
And tears.

 

References

So I gave up in despair (Ecclesiasticus 2:20; NLT).

When Hezekiah heard this, he turned his face to the wall (2 Kings 20:2; NLT).

With your help I can advance against a troop, with my God I can scale a wall (2 Samuel 22:30; NIV).

The Lord God is my strength (Isaiah 12:2; NLT).

He heals the brokenhearted (Psalm 147:3; NLT).

You lived in this world without God and without hope (Ephesians 2:12; NLT).

Day and night I have only tears for food (Psalm 42:3; NLT).

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Speak to me

 

Lord,
I’ve lost my inner peace –
Please fill my mind with calm.
Speak to me, and comfort me;
Restore me with your balm.

Lord,
I’ve lost my inner peace –
Please flood my heart with rest.
Speak to me, and comfort me;
Don’t put me to the test.

Lord,
I’ve lost my inner peace –
Please feed my soul with love.
Speak to me, and comfort me;
Then heal me with your blood.

 

References 

I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes (Job 3:26; NLT).

I, yes, I am the one who comforts you (Isaiah 51:12; NLT).

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

Do not bring us to hard testing (Matthew 6:13; GNT). 

Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin (Psalm 51:2; NLT).

Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee (Psalm 41:4; KJV).

All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us (Revelation 1:5; NLT).

 

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I praise you

 

Father God,
I praise you –
You are so kind to me.

Father God,
I thank you –
You heal, and set me free.

Father God,
I love you –
You wash away my sin.

Father God,
I serve you –
My Saviour, and my King.

 

References

How kind the Lord is! (Psalm 116:5; NLT).

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

He is the God […] who sets me free from my enemies (2 Samuel 22:49; NIV).

You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Saviour (Psalm 89:26; NIV).

You are my King (Psalm 44:4; NLT).

 

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Mary

 

Lord, 

My mother didn’t mean
To hurt me –
She simply had a child,
Then didn’t cope.

She didn’t have the qualities 
I needed,
So I grew up with her,
But without hope. 

She managed me
By trying to control me
With condemnation, fury,  
Screaming, blame.        

She damaged me 
By pouring out resentment;
I ended up with trauma, 
Fear, and shame. 

But now you give me Mary
For my mother –
The finest woman
Who will ever live; 

So every day I thank you 
For Our Lady, 
Who prays that we will heal, 
Love, and forgive. 

 

References

When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home (John 19:26-7; NLT). 

They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus (Acts 1:14; NLT). 

From now on all generations will call me blessed (Luke 1:48; NLT).

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Shine your light

 

Father, 
Shine your light on me.

Jesus,
Touch, and heal me.

Holy Spirit, 
Cleanse my heart,

So that I 
May serve thee.

 

References

For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine (Isaiah 9:2; NLT).

Heal me, O Lord (Psalm 6:2; NLT).

Be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18; NLT).

With you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you (Psalm 130:4; NIV).

 

 

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