Cross, death, light, fire, love, peace, prayer, faith, contemplation, God,, suffering

You faced your cross

 

Lord,
You faced your cross
Forgiving others;
May I face my own
In the same way.

Lord,
You faced your pain 
With care for others;
May I face my own
In the same way.

Lord,
You faced your death 
With love for others;
May I face my own
In the same way.

 

References

When they came to the place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross […] Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:33-4; NLT).

Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43; NLT).

He said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home (John 19:27; NLT).

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Wherever we are

Wherever we are
You’re with us, Lord;
Whatever we do, 
You’re there.
Wherever we go, 
You stay with us, 
For we are one, 
In prayer.

Whenever we speak, 
You hear us, Lord;
Whatever we feel, 
You care.
Whenever we ask,
You talk to us,
For we are one, 
In prayer. 

Whoever we meet, 
You help us, Lord;
Whatever we fear, 
You dare.
Whatever we lose, 
You comfort us, 
For we are one, 
In prayer.

Whatever we think, 
You love us, Lord;
Whatever we face, 
You share. 
Whoever we are, 
We’re one with you,
When we remain 
In prayer. 

 

References 

I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me (Psalm 139:7-10; NLT).

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

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 John 5:14; NIV).

In your strength I can crush an army (2 Samuel 22:30; NLT).

He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4; NIV).

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

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

Remain in me, and I will remain in you (John 15:4; NLT). 

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

 

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Cleanse my heart

You must be compassionate, just as your
Father is compassionate (Luke 6:36; NLT). 

Cleanse my heart, Lord, 
So that I
May care for you
In those who sigh. 

Mend my heart, Lord,
So that I
May comfort you 
In those who cry. 

Heal my heart, Lord,
So that I
May watch with you
In those who die. 

Fill my heart, Lord, 
So that I
May be more like you,
Christ, on high. 

 

References 

If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness (1 John 1:9; NLT).

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace (Romans 15:13; NLT).

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

Mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15; NRSV).

[God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God (2 Corinthians 1:4; NIV).

My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me (Mark 14:34; NLT).  

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

 

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Everything you make

 

Lord,
You shine
On everything you make,
And everything you make
Reflects your light.           

Lord, 
You kindle
Everything you make,
And everything you make    
Burns with your fire. 

Lord,
You breathe
On everything you make,
And everything you make
Exhales your peace.

Lord,
You speak 
Through everything you make,
And everything you make
Declares your truth. 

Lord,
You care 
For everything you make,
And everything you make
Reveals your love. 

Lord,
You dwell
In everything you make,
And everything you make
Depends on you.

 

References

God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT). 

The Lord your God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV). 

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

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

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

There is one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

They all depend on you (Psalm 104:27; NLT).

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Unfailing love

 

Lord,

You love us,
Even when we don’t love you. 

You care for us,
Even when we ignore you.

You help us,
Even when we don’t serve you.

You forgive us
Even when we hurt you.

You remember us,
Even when we forget you.

You see us,
Even when we don’t seek you.

You hear us,
Even when we don’t listen to you;

And you know us
Even when we don’t acknowlege you.

Thank you, Lord,
For your unfailing love.

 

References

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

He will care for us (Isaiah 33:22; NLT). 

He helps me (Psalm 28:7; NLT).

He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:2; NLT).

The Lord remembers us (Psalm 115:12; NLT).

You are the God who sees me (Genesis 16:13; NIV).

He hears my voice (Psalm 116:1; NLT).

You know everything I do (Psalm 130:3; NLT).

He knows the secrets of every heart (Psalm 44:21; NLT).

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Does a baby bless its parents?

 

Does a baby bless its parents?
Does a tree thank rain, or earth?

In the same way, we, your offspring,
Disregard you from our birth.

Does a fish believe in water?
Does a bird have faith in air?

In the same way, we, your children,
Take for granted all your care.

Does a mountain know its maker?
Does a river sense its source? 

In the same way, we, your people,
Shrug you off without remorse.

Does the world revere your body?
Does mankind extol your blood?

In the same way, we, your dear ones,
Fail to recognise your love. 

 

References

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

They have eyes to see but do not see (Ezekiel 12:2; NIV).

Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognised him (Luke 24:31; NLT).

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How you care!

 

Lord, 

How you care!
Help me to share.

Water and blood
Show me your love.

May my heart burn!
So much to learn.

Water to wine;
Your soul in mine.

 

References

Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us (Ephesians 5:2; NIV).

One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out (John 19:34; NLT).

Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us? (Luke 24:32; NLT).

He came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine (John 4:46; NLT).

This is the secret: Christ lives in you (Colossians 1:27; NLT).

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