Faith, hope, love, God, oneness, Prayer

Pray for us

 

Most glorious Father,
Our consuming fire.

How we adore you, Christ, 
Our purifier.

Pray for us, Holy Ghost, 
Our souls inspire.

O glorious Three in One –
Our hearts’ desire.

 

References

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

The blood of Jesus […] purifies us from all sin (1 John 1:7; NIV).

The Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning that cannot be expressed in words (Romans 8:26; NLT).

There is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding (Job 32:8; KJV). 

Our hearts’ desire is to glorify your name (Isaiah 26:8; NLT).

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Balance

 

May I find the balance, Lord,
As I relate to you –
To speak, but also listen,
For we are not one, but two.

May I talk things through with you,
As we share every day;
Then spend a while in silence 
When there’s nothing more to say.

Thus, may we live together,
Dearest Father, Spirit, Son, 
Rejoicing in communion –
For we are not two, but one. 

 

References 

Now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God (Romans 5:11; NLT).

As for me, I would speak directly to the Almighty (Job 13:3; NL).

Listen to his voice (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

God talks with man (Deuteronomy 5:24; DBY).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NLT).

The godly will live in your presence (Psalm 140:13; NLT).

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14; NKJV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

 

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Wherever we are

Wherever we are
You’re with us, Lord;
Whatever we do, 
You’re there.
Wherever we go, 
You stay with us, 
For we are one, 
In prayer.

Whenever we speak, 
You hear us, Lord;
Whatever we feel, 
You care.
Whenever we ask,
You talk to us,
For we are one, 
In prayer. 

Whoever we meet, 
You help us, Lord;
Whatever we fear, 
You dare.
Whatever we lose, 
You comfort us, 
For we are one, 
In prayer.

Whatever we think, 
You love us, Lord;
Whatever we face, 
You share. 
Whoever we are, 
We’re one with you,
When we remain 
In prayer. 

 

References 

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).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 John 5:14; NIV).

In your strength I can crush an army (2 Samuel 22:30; NLT).

He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4; NIV).

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

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

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

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

 

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Live in me

Lord,

Live in me,
Until we share
One heartbeat.

Dwell in me,
Until our minds
Are one.

Rest in me,
Until we host
One Spirit.

Reign in me,
Until my life
Is done.

 

References

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

He dwells with you, and will be in you (John 14:17; RSV).

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

We all share the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13; NLT).

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

The reign of God is within you (Luke 17:21; YLT).

 

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Cleanse my heart

You must be compassionate, just as your
Father is compassionate (Luke 6:36; NLT). 

Cleanse my heart, Lord, 
So that I
May care for you
In those who sigh. 

Mend my heart, Lord,
So that I
May comfort you 
In those who cry. 

Heal my heart, Lord,
So that I
May watch with you
In those who die. 

Fill my heart, Lord, 
So that I
May be more like you,
Christ, on high. 

 

References 

If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness (1 John 1:9; NLT).

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace (Romans 15:13; NLT).

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

Mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15; NRSV).

[God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God (2 Corinthians 1:4; NIV).

My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me (Mark 14:34; NLT).  

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

 

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The miracle of life

Lord,

Thank you 
For the miracle of life:
You make us and sustain us
Day and night. 

You grant us breath and shelter, 
Water, food;
This Earth to cherish, 
Constantly renewed.

Your send your Son:
His teaching, flesh, and blood, 
To show us all 
Your deep, unfailing love.

You give us minds, 
So we can grow like Christ,
And hearts, so we can grasp 
His sacrifice

For us, and see, at last, 
What makes us whole:

One world, one human race,
One blood, one goal;

One peace, one truth, one love, 
One God, one soul.

 

References

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT). 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16; NIV).

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many (Matthew 26:28; NLT).

From one *blood he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him – though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’ (Acts 17:26-8; NRSV; *using the alternative reading for ‘ancestor’, which is ‘blood’). 

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

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

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

There is only one God (Mark 12:32; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT). 

We all share the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13; NLT).

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Oneness

Lord,

We know that after death
All souls are one with you,
And yet we fail to grasp that here, in life,
The same is true.

So how can we hate others, Lord,
Ignore, exploit, condemn,
When they are one with us, and we, like you,
Are one with them?

When we look down on others, Lord,
And try to shut them out,
This proves we do not love ourselves,
Whatever words we spout.

All concepts of me, us and them,
Are ignorant and blind,
For we are one with you, Lord God,
And with all humankind.

Forgive us, Lord; we are ashamed.
Please cleanse us with your blood;
And help us all to follow you,
By offering your love.

 

References

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you (John 17:21; NLT).

Why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgement seat of God (Romans 14:10; RSV).

Love your neighbour as yourself (mark 12:31; NLT).

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NKJV).

Follow me and be my disciple (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

Anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).

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