7.12.23: No need

Be still in the presence of the LORD (Psalm 37:7; NLT).

No need to move,
And no need to speak;
No need to think:
Lord, I love you.

Nothing to hear,
And nothing to see;
Nothing to search for:
I love you.

No need to pray,
And no need to bless;
No need to praise:
Lord, I love you.

Nothing to ask for,
And nothing to do;
Nothing to say, but:
“I love you.”

I love you, LORD (Psalm 18:1; NLT). 

1.12.23: Your presence

I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth (Psalm 116:9; NLT). 

I revel in your presence, Lord,
And listen to your voice,
Receive your grace,
And seek your face –
For I have made my choice.

You are the God I worship, Lord,
You are my heart’s desire;
Forgive my sin,
And live within –
Baptise me with your fire.

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire (Luke 3:16; NLT).

29.11.23: May I say, “Yes”

Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word (Luke 1:38; KJV).

May I say, “Yes”,
To all You give,
And all You take away.

May I give thanks,
And worship, Lord,
And praise You every day.

May I rejoice,
Love others, Lord,
And serve in all I do.

Then You will live
In me, Lord God,
And I will live in You.

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT). 

19.11.22: Faith (for P.)

✝️  He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT). 

Father, you cherish me,
Jesus, you ransom me,
Spirit, you counsel me:
Teach me your way.

Father, I worship you,
Jesus, I follow you,
Spirit, I trust in you:
Help me to pray. 

Father, you nurture me,
Jesus, you shepherd me,
Spirit, you comfort me:
Show me your face.

Father, I live in you,
Jesus, I walk with you,
Spirit, I welcome you:
Strengthen my faith. 

✝️  “If you possibly can, have pity on us and help us.” “If I possibly can!'” replied Jesus; “why, everything is possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father cried out, “I do believe: strengthen my weak faith” (Mark 9:22-4; WNT). 

6.11.23: Oneness

You are God, O Sovereign LORD (2 Samuel 7:28; NLT).

Thank you, Lord,
For being God:
Holy, holy, holy
Is your name.

Thank you, Lord,
For being Christ:
From age to age, forever,
Just the same.

Thank you, Lord,
For being Breath:
Giving life,
And loving even me.

Father, Son,
And Holy Ghost:
One Lord, one God –
I bow, and worship Thee.

Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care (Psalm 95:7; NLT).


Verse 1:

Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God (Psalm 90:2; NLT).

Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory! (Isaiah 6:3; NLT).

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty – the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come (Revelation 4:8; NLT).

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 29:2; KJV).

Verse 2:

We look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed (Titus 2:13; NLT).

This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior (2 Peter 1:1; NLT).

You [the Son] are always the same; you will live forever (Hebrews 1:12; NLT).

Verse 3:

The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7; KJV).

The last Adam – that is, Christ – is a life-giving Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45; NLT).

Then he [Jesus] breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22; NLT).

There is in humans a Spirit, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding (Job 32:8; GWT).

Verse 4:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:18; KJV).

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:4-6; NLT).

There is only one God, the Father, who created everything, and we live for him. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life (1 Corinthians 8:6; NLT).

Come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker (Psalm 95:6; KJV).

4.11.23: I trust in you (for J.)

Trust in God, and trust also in me (John 14:1; NLT).

I trust in you.
Help me to worship you,
Love, and remain in you,
Day after day.

I trust in you.
Help me to follow you,
Serve, and remain in you,
Choosing your way.

I trust in you.
Help me to live in you,
Pray, and remain in you,
Come, Lord, what may.

Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39; NLT).


Verse 1:

Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor (1 Chronicles 16:29; NLT).

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me (John 15:4; NLT).

Verse 2:

Anyone who wants to be my disciple must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me (John 12:26; NLT). 

You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it (Matthew 7:13-14; NLT).

Verse 3:

Let us therefore live in the Spirit, and surrender to the Spirit (Galatians 5:25; LB). 

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests (Ephesians 6:18; NIV).

29.10.23: Rejoice, pray, thank

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV). 


May I rejoice
And praise,
Here, in your presence,
All my days,

And, may I pray
To you, the God
Who ransoms me. 

May my thanks, Lord,
Never end
For all the good
And bad you send,

So, may I worship,
Serve, and sing,
Hid in the shadow
Of your wing.

In the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy (Psalm 63:7; ESV).

Hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:8; NLT).


I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!
All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy (Psalm 22:26; NLT).

Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the LORD –  rejoice in his presence! (Psalm 68:4; NLT).

He ransoms me and keeps me safe (Psalm 55:18; NLT).

I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things (Isaiah 45:7; NLT). 

Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind (1 Chronicles 28:9; NLT).

the LORD your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

24.10.23: Pray in the Spirit

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion (1 Corinthians 14:15; NLT). 

Plead with the Father,
Call on his Son,
And pray in the Spirit of God.

Worship the Father,
Follow his Son,
And pray in the Spirit of God.

Join with the Father,
Serve with his Son,
And pray in the Spirit of God.

Live in the Father,
Rest in his Son,
And pray in the Spirit of God.

All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God (Romans 8:14; NLT).

A reading: Romans 8:26-7; AMP.

We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words. And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will.

5.10.23: Worship


Yesterday I woke early, with plenty of time to pray, but almost immediately these simple verses pressed upon me so insistently that I had to write them down. It was as if they wanted to be heard and set down, so they could be remembered and shared.

You must worship the LORD your God (Luke 4:8; NLT).

Father, I worship you;
Jesus, I trust in you;
Spirit, I call on you:
Guide me today.

Father, you cherish me;
Jesus, you ransom me;
Spirit, you sigh for me:
Help me to pray.

Father, I live in you;
Jesus, I follow you;
Spirit, I welcome you:
Teach me your way.

Father, you comfort me;
Jesus, you nourish me;
Spirit you counsel me:
Love, come what may.”

Love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10; NIV).

3.10.23: In your hands

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I woke at 4am yesterday, and the moment I began to pray, these verses began to flow with very little input from me at all:

Our lives are in his hands (Psalm 66:9; NLT). 

In your hands, dear Lord,
I’ll rest,
Throughout each danger,
Loss and test,
However scared,
However stressed:
My Father.

In your hands, dear Lord,
I’ll stay,
Despite my troubles,
Every day,
However weary,
I will pray:
My Jesus.

In your hands, dear Lord,
I’ll die,
Then straight to you
My soul will fly,
For you are God,
Who shares each sigh:
My Spirit.

In your hands,
Dear Trinity,
I’ll live, forever
Joyful, free
To worship you
In ecstasy:
My Saviour.

God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that by his grace we might be put right with God and come into possession of the eternal life we hope for (Titus 3:6-7; GNT).