Draw near to God and he will draw near to you
(James 4:8; NKJV).
I watch my thoughts arise;
Wrapping them in love, I lay them down,
With soft goodbyes.
I watch my thinking fade,
Waiting, still and silent, as your glory
I watch my thinking cease;
Slowly coming closer, till we meet
In joy and peace.
I’m drawn into your gaze;
At last, our souls unite, and I am lost
In wordless praise.
1. When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private (Matthew 6:6; NLT).
Leave all iniquity behind you (Job 11:14; NLT).
He told them to take nothing for the journey except a walking stick (Mark 6:8; NLT).
They left everything and followed Jesus (Luke 5:11; NLT).
2. Wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:14; NLT).
Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10; NIV).
Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).
We all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image (2 Colossians 3:18; NIV).
3. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you (James 4:8; NKJV).
While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NIV).
4. The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love (Psalm 33:18; NIV).
Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans (Romans 8:26; NIV).