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Constant prayer

 

Lord,

May this be
My constant, eager prayer,

With every breath,
And every step I take,

With every heartbeat,
For your dear Son’s sake:

Father, 
I return to you.
I love you.

 

References

Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

This is my dearly loved Son (Matthew 3:17; NLT).

The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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

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I want to follow you

 

Lord,
I want to follow you,

And grow more like you
Every day;

To bear my cross
Along your way,

Until I reach 
My death.

Then I will be
At one with you,

And with 
The holy Trinity,  

One union 
For infinity – 

Beyond 
My final breath.

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References

If you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:27; NLT).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

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My soul

Father,

You are everything
To me –

My food and drink,
My way, my truth, my goal;

My life and breath,
My suffering and death,

My love,
My soul.

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References

Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4; NIV).

God is the spring of living water (Jeremiah 2:13; NIV).

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6; NIV).

He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).

My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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Closer

You’re closer than my flesh, Lord,
Closer than my mind;

Closer than my heart, Lord,
Closer than my soul;

Closer than my strength, Lord,
Closer than my breath;

Closer than my life, Lord,  
Closer than my death.

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References 

The Lord is close to all who call on him (Psalm 145:18; NLT).

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

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

Christ lives within you (Romans 8:10; NLT).

You have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).

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

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Constant prayer

Lord,

May this be 
My constant, eager prayer,

With every breath,
And every step I take,

With every heartbeat,
For your dear Son’s sake:

Father, 
I return to you.
I love you.

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References

Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

This is my dearly loved Son (Mark 9:7; NLT).

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

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

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Starting again

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

Worship the Lord your God (Luke 4:8; NIV).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT). 

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

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Lord,

I start again,
With every breath,

To concentrate 
My heart and mind on you;

Not just in silent prayer 
And times of worship,

But all day long,
And all night, Father, too.

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Blood within

Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross (Mark 15:24; NLT).

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Blood within;
And blood without.

Love within;
And love without.

Light within;            
And light without.

Hope within;
And hope without.

God within;
And God without.

Breath within;
And breath without.

Life within;
And life without.

Death within;
And death without.

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Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34; NLT).

At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock (Mark 15:33; NLT).

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

Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).

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