prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

Ever closer

 

May I grow ever closer, Lord,
To you,

Held so securely
In your loving hands

That death creates 
No change at all  

In our relationship.

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References 

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever (Psalm 16:11; NLT).

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind  (Job 12:10; 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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Too tired

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

You are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

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Lord,

When I’m too tired or ill
To pray

I simply rest
In your eternal arms,

Closer to you, my God,
Than when I’m well.

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Closer to death

How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).

Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts (Psalm 90:12; CSB).

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).

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

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Lord,
We draw closer to death
Each precious day.

Help us to make
The best use
Of our time,

So we may grow
In love for you,
And all.

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No closer

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

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).

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it (Genesis 28:16; NIV).

After the fire [there was] a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; NKJV).

Listen to his voice (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

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

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We are no closer to you, Lord, in contemplation,
Than we are at any other time,

For you are always here,
Within us all.

Rather, we can be more aware of your presence
During contemplation,

When we leave our busy, noisy world behind,
So we can listen for your still, small voice

In silence.

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My eyes are closed

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

His clothes became dazzling white (Luke 9:29; NLT).

This is my blood […] It is poured out as a sacrifice for many (Mark 14:24; NLT).

The radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them (Luke 2:9; NLT).

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My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In deepest darkness.

My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In dazzling white.

My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In blood-red passion.

My eyes are closed –
You’re here
In golden light.

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I lift my eyes

I lift my eyes to you, O God (Psalm 123:1; NLT).

Ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature (Romans 1:20; NLT).

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

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I lift my eyes
To see you
All around me, Lord,

And close my eyes
To see you
In myself.

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Close

Come close to God, and God will come close to you (James 4:8; NLT).

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

He is close to those who trust in him (Nahum 1:7; NLT).

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

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

Lord God,
You are as close to me
As breathing,

As close as the thoughts
In my mind,

And the feelings
In my heart –

For you dwell
In my soul.

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