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Union

 

Lord,

May I live
In union with you,

As I always did 
Before you formed me
In the womb,

And as I always will
Beyond my death.

 

References

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

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

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

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

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May I find comfort

 

Lord God,

May I find comfort
In your presence,   

Like a babe in arms, 
Or like an unborn child.

 

References 

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

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

Unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3; NLT).

Let the children come to me (Matthew 19:14; NLT).

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content (Psalm 131:2; NIV).

You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13; NIV).

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Ever closer

 

May I grow ever closer, Lord,
To you,

Held so securely
In your loving hands

That death creates 
No change at all  

In our relationship.

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References 

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever (Psalm 16:11; NLT).

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

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

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All things danced

 

All things danced 
As I passed by today –

Grasses, trees and birds
Tossed by the wind,

Breakers in the bay,  
Dogs running on the sands –

All seized with joy,
Including me,

All caught up
In wild ecstasy,

Dancing as one, with you, Lord God,
Upon your outstretched hands.

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References

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven […] A time to grieve and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:1; NLT).

The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs! (Psalm 114:4; NLT).

Rejoice forever in my creation! (Isaiah 65:18; NLT).

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

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

The life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being (Job 12:10; NLT).

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Life on earth

 

Lord,

If, one by one, 
We give up trying to seek you,

Dropping our attempts 
To love and serve 

Till there are no believers left 
At all,

What will the future hold
For life on earth?

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References

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

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13; NLT).

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

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A grace

 

May all I eat
Become your living body.

May all I drink
Become your precious blood.

May all my drugs
Become your healing touch, Lord.

May all I am
Become one with your love.

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References

Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body” (Matthew 26:26; NLT).

He took a cup of wine […] He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood” (Matthew 26:27-8; NLT).

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

You are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).

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

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Life means losing

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).

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

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

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Lord,

Life means losing,
Bit by bit, 

All we believe to be 
In our domain:

Love, possessions, health,
And independence –

All will be lost,
Till you, alone, remain.  

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