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Wandering thoughts

I will give you treasures hidden in darkness (Isaiah 45:3; NLT).

I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15:26; NLT).

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Friends,

Don’t reject
Your wandering thoughts
In silent prayer,

Pushing them back
Into your shadow self,

Or substituting them
With views you find
More “positive”.

Instead,
Please hear them out
With due respect,

So you can learn from them,
And change, and grow –

For their purpose
Is to tell you
Who you are.

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False and genuine

The stone the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone (Psalm 118:22; NLT).

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Lord God,
Today you showed me
In an instant

That the thoughts
I’ve trained myself to have
Are false,

While the thoughts
I’ve worked hard to suppress
Are genuine.

So I must start again, Lord God,
To find out who, and what,
I really am.

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Living water

Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’ (John 7:38; NLT).

The Lord [is] the fountain of living water (Jeremiah 17:13; NLT).

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May your living water
Flow through us
To others, Lord;

May your living water
Flow through us
To all.

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Gentle river

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

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

I will give Jerusalem a river of peace (Isaiah 66:12; NLT).

Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river (Isaiah 48:18; NLT).

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Lord God,

In still and silent
Contemplation,

Once every shadow thought
Has been acknowledged,

Your peace flows through me,
Like a gentle river.

 

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Poor shadow

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine (Isaiah 9:2; NLT).

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12; NLT).

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it (John 1:5; NLT).

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Lord,
I’d never catch a glimpse
Of my poor shadow,
If it wasn’t for your light
In silent prayer!

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