This prayer arrived yesterday morning whilst I lay very still, praying without words. I have included more references than usual, as Biblical imagery about God is so rich.
O LORD, you are our Father (Isaiah 64:8; NLT).
Will I, who causes others to give birth, not also give birth myself, says the Lord? Will I, who bestows generation upon others, be barren myself, says the Lord your God? (Isaiah 66:9; CPDV).
You are our Father,
And our Mother;
You are our Sister,
And our Brother;
You are our Husband,
Wife, and Lover;
You are our God:
We want no other.
You are our Bridegroom,
And our Bride;
You are our Shepherd,
Way, and Guide;
You’re the Companion
At our side;
Living within us:
You are our Master,
Teach us, Lord, help us,
Pardon our sins,
Our faults, transcend;
Make us like you, Lord:
Love without end.
God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).
The faithful love of the LORD never ends! (Lamentations 3:22; NLT).
Humankind was created as God’s reflection: in the divine image God created them; female and male, God made them (Genesis 1:27; TIB).
For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant (Isaiah 42:14; NIV).
You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth (Deuteronomy 32:18; NIV).
As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you (Isaiah 66:13; NET).
Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother (Matthew 12:50; NLT).
I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine (Song of Songs 6:3; NLT).
You are our God (2 Chronicles 14:11; NLT).
God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride (Isaiah 62:5; NLT).
I promised you as a pure bride to one husband – Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2; NLT).
The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1; NLT).
Jesus told him, “I am the way” (John 14:6; NLT).
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).
God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat (2 Corinthians 9:10; NLT).
You are my Master (Psalm 16:2; NLT).
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior, my God is my rock, in whom I find protection (Psalm 18:2; NLT).
The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).