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If I return

Only in returning to me […] will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

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If I return to you, Lord,
Will you return to me?

If I believe in you, Lord,
Will you believe in me?

If I speak truth to you, Lord,
Will you speak truth to me?

If I have faith in you, Lord,
Will you have faith in me?

If I dwell in your presence,
Will you, Lord, dwell in me?

And if I say I love you,
Will you say you love me?

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Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

No matter what befalls us

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

God [is] the source of all my joy (Psalm 43:4; NLT).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).

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Lord,

No matter
What befalls us,

May we live
In your light,

Share
In your joy,

Rest
In your peace,

And dwell
In your love –

For evermore.

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I live for you

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).

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

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

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Lord God,
I live for you,
And you for me.

Lord God,
I dwell in you,
And you in me.

Lord God,
I pray through you,
And you through me.

Lord God,
I rest in you,
And you in me.

Lord God,
I serve through you,
And you through me.

Lord God,
I’m one with you,
And you with me.

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Choice

Unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3; NLT).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43; NIV).

 

Lord,
We can choose
Each day
To be reborn
With you;

To live in you,
To love you,
And rejoice
In you;

To suffer with you,
Die with you,
And dwell in paradise
With you.

Or, Lord,
We can choose
To spend each day
Without you.

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Contemplation

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

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

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

Then God said, “I am El-Shaddai – ‘God Almighty’ (Genesis 35:11; NLT).

 

Lord,
I come to you
In contemplation.

Please help me
To set everything aside,

So I can share
My mind, and heart, and soul

With you, Almighty God,
Who dwells within.

 

 

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Waiting

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

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

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

The Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

 

Lord,
You don’t come to me –
I come to you,

For you live in my soul –
Indeed, you are my soul,

Dwelling within me
All my life,

And waiting for me
To seek you out
In contemplation.

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A journey

A journey

He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him (Daniel 2:22; NIV).

He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light (Job 12:22; NIV).

God is light; in him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5; NIV).

Lord,
In silent prayer,
You take my hand,
And lead me on a journey
Into the darkness
Of my soul,
And the radiance
Of yours.

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