Prayer, prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

Love

Love […] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (1 Corinthians 13:4,7; NET).

Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34; KJV).

When they came to a place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross (Luke 23:33; NLT).

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Lord,

There is no force
As strong as love,

For love alone
Enabled you to say:

Father, forgive them,
For they know not what they do,

As you were
Crucified.

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Quaker Meeting

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

Where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them (Matthew 18:20; NET).

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Lord God,

In this precious hour
Of silence,

May we each see
Only what we need to see,

Hear
Only what we need to hear,

Learn
Only what we need to learn,

And say
Only what we need to say.

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Beyond

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

He hears my voice (Psalm 55:17; NIV).

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Lord God,
You are beyond
Our understanding;

Far beyond
Our thoughts,
And all our ways;

Far beyond
Our weak
Imagination –

Yet not beyond
Our love, and prayers,
And praise.

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I don’t just want to pray

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

Work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically (Romans 12:11; NLT).

Praise God (Psalm 68:26; NLT).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12:9; NLT).

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Lord God,

I don’t just want to pray –
I want my life to be
Continual prayer.

I don’t just want to serve –
I want my life to be
Continual service.

I don’t just want to praise –
I want my life to be
Continual worship.

I don’t just want to care –
I want my life to be
Continual love.

 

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Our souls

Lord God,
Our souls
Are infinitely holy,
Because they are forever
Part of you.

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Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy (Ephesians 1:4; NLT).

Be holy, because I am holy (1 Peter 1:16; NIV).

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

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

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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