Help me, Lord

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You are to be perfect,
even as your Father in heaven is perfect
(Matthew 5:48; NLT).

1. Help me, Lord,
To follow in your footsteps,
To walk with you,
And slowly be reformed.

2. Help me, Lord,
To understand your teaching,
To sit with you,
And gladly be transformed.

3. Help me, Lord,
To love and serve, as you did,
Like you in all I feel, think, say,
And do.

4. Help me, Lord,
To live and die as you did,
For then, at last, I’ll reunite
With you.

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References

1. Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23; NLT).

2. Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think (Romans 12:2; NLT).

3. We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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

I am content

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I have learned to be content
whatever the circumstances
(Philippians 4:11; NIV).

1. I am content, Lord,
To dwell in your hands –
Whatever you take,
And whatever you give.

2. I am content
To abide in your hands –
Whatever you ask,
For as long as I live.

3. I am content, Lord,
To die in your hands –
Whatever the suffering,
Right to the end.

4. I am content
To remain in your hands –
Together, forever,
My Master, and Friend.

Whether we live or die,
we belong to the Lord
(Romans 14:8; NIV).

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References

1. The life of every living thing is in his hand (Job 12:10; NLT).

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised  (Job 1:21; NIV).

2. Abide in my love (John 15:9; NKJV).

I desire to do your will, my God (Psalm 40:8; NLT).

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live (Psalm 103:33; NLT).

3. I am in your hands – do with me as you think best (Jeremiah 26:14; NLT).

My future is in your hands (Psalm 31:15; NLT).

If we die with him, we will also live with him (2 Timothy 2:11; NLT).

If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).

I will praise my God to my last breath! (Psalm 104:33; NLT).

4. Remain in me, and I will remain in you (John 15:4; NLT).

Then we will be with the Lord forever (1 Thessalonians 4:17; NLT).

Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am (John 13:13; KJV).

You are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me (John 15:15; NLT).

Our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God (Romans 5:11; NLT).

You love me

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

1. You love me, Lord,
And I love you;
There’s nothing else
I need to do.

2. I live in you,
And you in me;
There’s nowhere else
I’d rather be.


References

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

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29; NLT).

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

I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me (Psalm 139:7-10; NLT).

[Jesus prayed] “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am” (John 17:24; NIV).

Help me

Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy
(Psalm 34:5; NLT).

1. Help me, Lord,
To trust in you,
To follow you,
And pray.

2. Help me, Lord,
To thank you
And rejoice in you
Each day.

3. Help me, Lord,
To serve
In all I think, and say,
And do.

4. Help me, Lord,
To live in love,
For then I’ll live
In you.


References

1. Trust in God and trust also in me (John 14:1; NLT).

If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

2. Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).

Rejoice in the Lord your God! (Joel 2:23; NLT).

Rejoice always (1 Thessalonians 5:16; NIV).

3. You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5; NIV).

Always try to do good to each other and to all people (1 Thessalonians 5:15; NLT).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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

We live in God (#1 of 2 linked prayers)

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

Lord,

1. We live
Within your hand;

2. Nestled, always,
In your mind;

3. Safe, forever,
In your heart

4. And Spirit,
With all humankind.

References

1. In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:10; NIV).

2. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O Lord (Psalm 84:3; NLT).

3. Your life is safe in the care of the Lord (1 Samuel 25:29; NLT).

4. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit (Romans 7:6; NLT).

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9; NIV).

Your life now is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3; NIV).

Live in Christ


In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28; NIV).

1. Live in Christ,
And in his peace,
Then you will share his joy.

2. Live in Christ,
And in his light,
Then you will share his path.

3. Live in Christ,
And in his truth,
Then you will share his faith.

4. Live in Christ,
And in his love,
Then you will share his grace.

References

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

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone (Romans 12:18; NLT).

Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit (Luke 10:21; NLT).

2. I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NLT).

He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light (Colossians 1:12; NLT). 

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

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

Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ – the Son of the Father – will continue to be with us who live in truth and love (2 John 1:3; NLT).

Jesus said to his disciples, “Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22; NLT).

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

All of you share in God’s grace (Philippians 1:7; NIV).

Heaven on earth

1. Son of God,
You give me love,
So I dwell in heaven above;
And, as I mature and grow,
I will live in heaven, below.

2. Son of Man,
You calm my fear,
So I rest in heaven, here;
And, as I become like you,
I will live in heaven, too.

3. Lamb of God,
You fill my mind,
I will not leave heaven behind,
For, as I perceive your worth,
I will live in heaven, on earth.

References

1. I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:17-19; NIV).

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught and you will overflow with thankfulness (Colossians 2:7; NLT).

2. He [Jesus] rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:39-40; NLT).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

3. Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered (Revelation 5:12; NLT).

Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven (Philippians 1:27; NLT).

Distress

My sins pile up so high I can’t see my way out (Psalm 40:12; NLT).

1. Father,
You forgive my sins
As soon as I confess,
But I cannot forgive myself,
So I am in distress.

2. Father,
You wipe out my sins
Once I have made amends;
But I cannot forgive myself,
For I have hurt my friends.

3. Father,
You forget my sins;
You’re merciful and kind;
But I cannot forgive myself,
Or leave them far behind.

4. Father,
You remove my sins;
You love to heal, and give;
Please help me to forgive myself,
Then I’ll be free to live.

References

1. He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:3; NLT).
I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone (Psalm 32:5; NLT).
I know my transgressions and my sin is always before me (Psalm 51:3; NIV).

2. The blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7; NLT).
If you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God (Matthew 5:23-4; NLT).

3. I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins (Jeremiah 31:34; NLT).
How kind the Lord is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! (Psalm 11:6; NLT).

4. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12; NLT).
He heals the brokenhearted (Psalm 147:3; NIV).
He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy (Psalm 68:6; NLT).
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NIV).

Love us, Lord

1. Love us, Lord,
As we love those who hurt us;

2. Forgive us, Lord,
As we forgive them, too.

3. Help us, Lord,
As we help those who hate us;

4. Then we will live in peace, Lord God,
With you.

 

References

1. Love your enemies! (Luke 6:28; NLT).

2. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

3. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:28; NLT).

4. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone (Romans 12:18; NLT).

In you, Lord God

1. In you, Lord God,
All love begins,
So may we drink
From your deep springs.

2. In you, Lord God,
All love is found,
So may we walk
On holy ground.

3. In you, Lord God,
All love abides,
So may we praise
When love presides.

4. In you, Lord God,
All love remains,
So may we live
Where your love reigns.

References

1. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).
He will lead them to springs of living water (Revelation 7:17; NIV).

2. Love comes from God (1 John 4:7; NLT).
You are standing on holy ground (Exodus 3:5; NLT).

3. Whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him (John 15:9; ESV).
Let them praise the Lord for his great love (Psalm 107:8; NLT).

4. Remain in me, and I will remain in you (John 15:4; NLT).
God reigns above the nations (Psalm 47:8; NLT).