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I sigh for you

 

O, my Lord, I sigh for you.
Let me start my life anew.
Then I’ll leave my sins behind,  
And try to love all humankind. 

O, my Lord, I long for you.
Let me start my life anew.
Then I will forgive each foe,
And work to pay back all I owe.

O, my Lord, I yearn for you.
Let me start my life anew.
Then I’ll never judge, or hate,
And always seek your narrow gate.

O, my Lord, I thirst for you.
Let me start my life anew.
Then I’ll bravely face each fear, 
And strive to serve your kingdom, here. 

 

References

He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago (Ephesians 2:10; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Forgive others, and you will be forgiven (Luke :37; NLT).

Give to everyone what you owe them (Romans 13:7; NLT).

Do not judge, or you too will be judged (Matthew 7:1; NIV).

You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13; NLT).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

The Kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT). 

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Like you

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Put on your new nature, created to be like God (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do (Ephesians 5:1; NLT).

“Love your neighbour as yourself” (James 2:8; NLT).


My Father,
You are love.

Please help me
To grow more and more
Like you –

Wiser,
Braver,
Kinder,
More mature;

More full of love
For others,
And myself.

Through your Son’s name,
Amen.

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The armour of God

Put on the full armour of God (Ephesians 6:11; NIV).

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16; NKJV).

Stay alert! Ephesians 6:18; NLT).

Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love (1 Corinthians 16:13-14; NLT).


Lord,
Thank you
For your armour.

I’m putting it on right now –
So I can face the day.

May your shield
Protect my body,

Your helmet
Protect my mind,

Your breastplate
Protect my heart,

And your sword
Protect my soul.

Help me to stay alert,
Always ready to defend myself
From toxic people –

Bravely,
Wisely,
And with love.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

 

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Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

Father,
Whenever I have to
Face up to
A difficult situation,
Please help me
To be realistic,
Accepting it bravely,
And tackling it sensibly,
With you by my side.

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Writing

Writing

“Here I am” (1 Samuel:3:4; NIV).

“O Lord, please leave me – I’m too much of a sinner to be around you” (Luke 5:8; NLT).

“Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you” (Luke 7:6-7; NLT).

“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9; NIV).

…and after the fire, a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).


Lord,
Here I am, in contemplation,
Overwhelmed by your presence,
And afraid.

Part of me wants to say:
“Lord, leave me! I’m a sinner,
And I don’t deserve to be near you.”

But a braver part of me says:
“Speak, Lord,
For your servant is listening.”

Then I write down
What you teach me,
As best I can.

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