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Please help us

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

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realise that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NLT).

Father, if you are willing, please take this cup off suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).

When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).


Lord God,

Please help us
Through our times
Of suffering,

So we can learn from them,
And change,
And grow.

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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).




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”.

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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Life and death

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

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

The Lord gives both death and life (1 Samuel 2:6; NLT).

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



Lord God,
You are the force
That drives

All birth,
And breath,

All growth,
And change,

All life,
Decay, and death.



I am the Lord and I do not change (Malachi 3:6; NLT).

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NIV).


You do not need to change,
For you are perfect;

But I need to change a lot –
I’m not perfect at all.

Please help me to change
A little bit each day,

Till I become
A little more like you.




Don’t you realise that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? (Romans 6:16; NLT).

Choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deuteronomy 30:19; NLT).

Choose life instead of death! (2 Kings 18:32; NLT).


I can’t choose
To change
My feelings,

But I can choose
To change
The patterns of thought
That generate them.