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No matter what

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

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

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

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Lord,

No matter what life brings
I’m one with you,

And no matter what life brings
You’re one with me.

For you are one
With all that you create,

And all that you create
Is one with you.

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Faith

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT).

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

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

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Lord,

Faith does not mean
Following lots of rules –

It means seeing you
In your created world,

Loving you
In everyone we meet,

And discovering you
Deep within ourselves.

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Love

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


God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us” (Genesis 1:26; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

 

Lord,
You are love,
And you created me
To be like you.

Please help me
To love everyone,
Without exception,

Especially those
Who hurt me,
But don’t apologise,

As they
Are the hardest of all
For me to love.

 

 

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I lift my eyes

I lift my eyes to you (Psalm 123:1 NLT).

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 25:1; NKJV).

The Word gave life to everything that was created (John 1:4; NLT).

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

 

Lord
I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the darkness.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the sky.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the mountains.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the trees.

Then I lift my soul to you,
And see your Word
Revealed –

Living over, in,
And through
All you create.

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My earthly frame

You made me; you created me (Psalm 119:73; NLT).

You see me and test my thoughts (Jeremiah 12:3; NLT).

Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17; NLT).

 

Lord,
My earthly frame is yours,
Because you made it.

May my every thought
Belong to you as well.

May every word I speak
Support your kingdom.

May everything I do
Be done for you.

 

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Soul

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT).

I am the Lord, who made all things (Isaiah 44:24; NLT).

The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away (Job 1:21; NIV).

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

Is anything worth more than your soul? (Matthew 16:26; NLT).

Lord,
Every single thing I have,
Including even my body,

Is made from the materials
You provide,

And will be taken from me
In the end,

Except my soul –
Which will return

To reunite with you,
The One who gave it.

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