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May I serve you

 

Lord,

May I serve you
Every day
In all I think, and do,
And say;

In how I bear 
My suffering,
And how I praise, 
Rejoice, and pray.  

I ask this 
Through the Holy One  
Who died for us –
Your only Son. 

 

References 

Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only (Luke 4:8; NIV).

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

The baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35; NLT).  

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT). 

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I return to you

Lord,

When I awake,
May I return to you;

And, all day long,
May I return to you.

In silent prayer,
May I return to you;

And when I sleep,
May I return to you.

So, whilst I live,
May I return to you;

And when I die,
May I return to you.

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References 

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

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

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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One with you

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

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

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

Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:39; NLT).

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When I close my eyes 
I’m one with you, Lord,

And when I open them,
I’m one with you.

When I go to sleep 
I’m one with you, Lord,

And when I wake up
I am one with you.

When I’m walking
I am one with you, Lord,

And when I’m resting
I am one with you.

When I’m silent
I am one with you, Lord,

And when I pray aloud
I’m one with you;

So, as long as I’m alive
I’m one with you, Lord,

And when I die
I’ll still be one with you.

 

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Live without blaming others

Live
Without blaming others
For your life.

Love
Without blaming others
For your pain.

Lose
Without blaming others
For your loss.

Die
Without blaming others
For your death.

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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).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28; NIV).

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).

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

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34; NLT).

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You create the light

 

Lord, you create the light,
And make the darkness.

You are the one who wounds,
And the one who heals.

You are the source of good,
And the source of trouble.

You are the one who gives,
And who takes away.

But, living and dying,
We always belong to you, Lord,

Though we can’t grasp
The mystery of your ways;

Nor can we understand
Your love and wisdom –

Yet, may we praise your name
Throughout all our days.

 

References

I create the light and make darkness. I send good times and bad times (Isaiah 45:7; NLT).

I am the one who wounds and heals (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).

Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? (Job 2:10; NIV).

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).

Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NIV).

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

You cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things (Ecclesiastes 11:5; NLT).

The wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God (1 Corinthians 2:7; NLT).

I will constantly speak his praises (Psalm 34:1; NLT).

 

 

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You’re beside us

The Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

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

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

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

The Lord is near (Philippians 4:5; NIV).

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You’re beside us,
And within us, all the time, Lord,
And when we die
Our spirits merge with yours;

So we’re never far from you,
Or those we’ve lost, Lord,
But very near, forever,
Just like you.

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Home

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).

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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Lord God,
I am your home
Until I die,
Then you will be my home
For evermore.

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