Faith, hope, love, God, oneness, peace, Prayer

Oneness

Lord,

We know that after death
All souls are one with you,
And yet we fail to grasp that here, in life,
The same is true.

So how can we hate others, Lord,
Ignore, exploit, condemn,
When they are one with us, and we, like you,
Are one with them?

When we look down on others, Lord,
And try to shut them out,
This proves we do not love ourselves,
Whatever words we spout.

All concepts of me, us and them,
Are ignorant and blind,
For we are one with you, Lord God,
And with all humankind.

Forgive us, Lord; we are ashamed.
Please cleanse us with your blood;
And help us all to follow you,
By offering your love.

 

References

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you (John 17:21; NLT).

Why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgement seat of God (Romans 14:10; RSV).

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

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NKJV).

Follow me and be my disciple (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

Anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).

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Hate and love

“…all of you are equal as bothers and sisters” (Matthew 23:8; NLT).

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other (Romans 12:5; NLT).

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbour’ and hate your enemy. “But I say, love your enemies!” (Matthew 5:44-5; NLT).


Lord,
We are all brothers and sisters
Of one family – the human race.

When we despise others,
In truth, we despise ourselves.

When we hate others,
In truth, we hate ourselves.

When we fear others,
In truth, we fear ourselves.

And when we love others,
In truth, we love ourselves.

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All

All

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins (Psalm 103:2-3; NIV).

My son, do not despise the LORD’S discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in (Proverbs 3:11-12; NIV).

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths (Psalm 25:4; NIV).

It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him
(Deuteronomy 13:4; NIV).

Lord,
I love you so much.

Please forgive all my sins,
Correct all my faults,
Teach me all I need to know,
And help me to serve you.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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