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Your will be done

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NLT).

May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

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Lord God,
Our world is in a mess
Of selfishness
And bitterness.

May your love
Bind us into one –
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.

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Closing my eyes

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

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

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

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Lord,
Closing my eyes,
I sink into the darkness
Of your womb.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the stillness
Of your love.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the silence
Of your presence.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the vastness
Of your peace.

Many thanks to Jim Marion’s book “Putting on the mind of Christ” for helping me to put these experiences into words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wait for you

Wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:14; NIV).

Let all that I am wait quietly before God (Psalm 62:5; NLT).

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I wait for you
In darkness, Lord;
I wait for you
Alone.

I wait for you
In silence, Lord;
You are my rock,
My home.

I wait for you
In brilliant light;
I wait with
Every breath.

I wait for you
In life, Lord;
And I wait for you
In death.

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May I love you

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

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May I love you,
Lord, my God,

Enough for two,
Or twenty-two,

Two hundred and two,
Or even two thousand and two –

On behalf of those
Who don’t love you at all.

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We are your living temple

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

Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God (John 20:31; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

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We are your living temple,
God, our Father.

We are your living temple,
Christ, the Son.

We are your living temple,
Holy Spirit.

We are your living temple,
Three in One.

 

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God is light

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

The Lord your God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

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Lord God,
You are not
“Full of light” –
You’re Light itself.

You are not
“Full of fire” –
You’re Fire itself.

You are not
“Full of truth” –
You’re Truth itself.

You are not
“Full of peace” –
You’re Peace itself.

You are not
“Full of love” –
You’re Love itself.

 

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