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No matter what

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

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

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

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Lord,

No matter what life brings
I’m one with you,

And no matter what life brings
You’re one with me.

For you are one
With all that you create,

And all that you create
Is one with you.

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Ecstasy

An ecstasy came upon him (Acts 10:10; DBY).

Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair (Luke 7:38; NLT).

In his shadow have I rapture (Song of Songs 2:3; DBY).

I am in despair (Psalm 69:20; NLT).

Let my words fall like rain on tender grass, like gentle showers on young plants (Deuteronomy 32:2; NLT).

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Lord,

Ecstasy
Is very close
To tears,

And pleasure
Can be very close
To pain.

So, may we face
Both rapture
And despair,

While your love
Falls on us
Like gentle rain.

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Absorb and radiate

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:11; NIV).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Love your enemies! Do good to them (Luke 6:35; NLT).

Let love be your highest goal! (1 Corinthians 14:1; NLT).

If I didn’t love others, I would be nothing (1 Corinthians 13:2; NLT).

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Lord,
As I sit still
In contemplation,

May I absorb
Your love
For all the world.

Then,
As I go out
To face the morning,

May I radiate
Your love
To all I meet.

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For all who do not know you

Lord God,
I pray for all
Who do not know you;

For all
Who do not know
How much you care;

For all
Who do not know
How much you love us;

For all
Who live beside you,
Unaware.

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

“My people are foolish and do not know me,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 4:22; NLT).

They never call on the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (Revelation 3:17; NIV).

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

He is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

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When you look

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

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

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).

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When you look
Into an infant’s face,
See Jesus;

When you look
Into a neighbour’s face,
See Christ.

When you look
Into a workmate’s face,
See Jesus;

When you look
Into a stranger’s face,
See Christ.

When you look
Into a rival’s face,
See Jesus;

When you look
Into a mirror, friend,
See Christ.

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Stop!

Stop!

Be still.
Be silent.

In darkness,
Sit alone.

Wait patiently,
And listen,

For God
Is in your soul.

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Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

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

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

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35; NIV).

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:9; NIV).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).

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

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Contemplation

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

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

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realise that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NLT).

When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).

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I sit with light
And darkness;

I sit with gold
And dross.

I sit with health
And sickness;

I sit with gain
And loss.

I sit with joy
And sorrow;

I sit with love
And hate.

I sit with good
And bad, Lord;

I sit with life –
And wait.

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