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Let’s get this absolutely straight

Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34; NLT).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

Speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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Lord,

Let’s get this
Absolutely straight –

Whenever someone hurts,
Upsets, or angers me,

I must speak the truth to them
With love,

Forgive them, and repair
Our damaged friendship.

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Equality of voice

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

Native-born Israelites and foreigners are equal before the Lord (Numbers 15:15; NLT).

All of you are equal as brothers and sisters (Matthew 23:8; NLT).

[Your wife] is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life (1 Peter 3:7; NLT).

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Equality of voice
Is so important, Lord,
Please help us
Work towards it
With a will.

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Everything I need

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life” John 6:35; NIV).

Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and your are right, because that’s what I am (John13:13; 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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Lord Jesus,
You are everything
I need:

My birth,
My life,
My heart-beat,
And my breath;

My bread,
My meat,
My shelter,
And my rest;

My way,
My guide,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My help,
My hope,
My comfort
At life’s end.

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Our pearl beyond price

Lord,

You’re our pearl
Beyond price;

Our truth
And our life;

Our Saviour,
Our Christ;

Alone,
You suffice.

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“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking out for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it! (Matthew 13:45-6; NIV).

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

I am the Lord, and there is no other Saviour (Isaiah 43:11; NLT).

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God (1 John 5:1; NLT).

My grace is sufficient for you (2 Corinthians 12:19; NIV).

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One flesh

They shall become one flesh (Genesis 2:24; KJV).

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

I will give them one heart (Jeremiah 32:39; NLT).

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

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Lord,
May we be

One flesh
With you,

One mind
With you,

One heart
With you,

And one soul
With you –

Now,
And for evermore,

Amen.

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Your living shrine

Make me like one of your hired hands (Luke 15:19; NIV).

Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

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

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

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Lord,

Make me your willing slave,
For evermore.

Make me your hired hand,
For evermore.

Make me your loving child,
For evermore.

Make me your faithful spouse,
For evermore.

Make me a part of you,
For evermore.

Make me at one with you,
For evermore.

Make me your living shrine,
For evermore.

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The greatest tragedy

“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).

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Lord God,
The greatest tragedy
Of all
Is living unaware of you,
And of your love.

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