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Healing

It’s wonderful, Lord, 
When you heal our bodies,
Though we may fail to notice
You are there.

It’s overwhelming 
When you heal our minds, Lord,
Though we may take for granted
All your care. 

It’s awe-inspiring
When you heal our hearts, Lord,
Though we may brush aside 
The part you played.

But it’s so humbling
When you heal our souls, Lord, 
For then we have to face
The price you paid.

 

References 

He heals all your diseases (Psalm 103:3; CSB).

I am greatly displeased with the nations that take my grace for granted (Zechariah 1:15; NET).

He has sent me to comfort the broken-hearted (Isaiah 61:1; NLT).

We beg you not to accept this marvellous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it (2 Corinthians 6:1; NLT).

He restores my soul (Psalm 23:3; NKJV).

He purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins (Ephesians 1:7; NLT).

 

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I long for you

My God, my God, 
I long for you, 
Though you are always here,
Within my body.

My God, my God,
I yearn for you,    
Though you are always here,
Within my mind.

My God, my God,
I thirst for you,
Though you are always here,
Within my heart, Lord.

My God, my God,
I search for you,
Though you always here,
Within my soul. 

 

References

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

I long for you, O God (Psalm 42:1; NLT).

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

I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain (Psalm 143:6; NLT).

All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God (Isaiah 26:9; NLT).

He lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).

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Contemplation

Father, 
When I come to you in silence 
My body can’t be left outside the door;
So I share my pain and sickness with you,
Then I find they trouble me no more. 

Father,
When I search for you in stillness  
Endless thoughts and fantasies hold sway;
So I share my vague distractions with you, 
Then I find they slowly drift away.

Father, 
When I seek you out in private 
Painful feelings can’t be pushed aside; 
So I share my rage and sorrow with you,
Then I find they quietly subside. 

Father,
When I wait for you in darkness 
Terror sometimes shakes me to the core; 
But I share my fear and anguish with you,
Then I let them go, Lord, and adore. 

 

References

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

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

When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private (Matthew 6:6; NLT).

Wait for the Lord (Psalm 37:34; NIV).

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35; NIV).

We adore you as the one who is over all things (1 Chronicles 29:11; NLT).

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Every hour

Every hour, Lord, 
Brings me closer
To the time 
When I will quit this body.

Every second
Brings me closer 
To the time 
When I will see your face.

Every moment
Brings me closer
To the time
When I will hear you speaking.

Every instant
Brings me closer
To the timeless peace 
Of your embrace.  

 

References

 Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble (Job 14:1; NIV).

Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).

The dead will hear my voice (John 5:25; NLT).

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

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All you make

 

Lord, 
All you make
Becomes your sacred body; 

All living things 
Are born
Within your mind; 

And all of us
Are temples 
Of your Spirit,

For your heart 
Beats within 
All humankind.

 

References

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT). 

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

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You gave your heart

You gave your heart, Lord,
And your mind.

You gave your body,
And your blood.

You gave your life
For humankind.

You gave your all,
For you are love.

References

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Jesus gave his life for our sins (Galatians 1:4; NLT).

He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19-20; NIV).

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT). 

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In return

 

You gave all you had for us: 
Body, blood, life,

So what can we give
In return?

Only our love for you,
Poured out each day, to all –

That’s what we’re here 
To learn. 

 

References

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us (1 John 3:16; NLT).

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

You, too, must show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

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