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Lose and find

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

Anyone who loses his life because of me will find it (Matthew 10:39; CSB).

Keep on seeking and you will find (Luke 11:9; NLT).

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Lord,

May I lose myself
In you
Today,

And find myself
In you
For evermore.

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Time

Before our birth, Lord,
Time does not exist,

For we are an eternal part
Of you.

Then, during life,
Time seems so very real –

It governs all we think,
And feel, and do.

But when we die,
Time loses its dominion,

And we’re set free
To meet you at the door.

So time is nothing more
Than an illusion,

And we are one with you,
For evermore.

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He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end (Ecclesiastes 3:11; NLT).

For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours (Psalm 90:4; NLT).

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

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

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me (Revelation 3:20; 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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More like you

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

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Lord God,

Please make me
More and more
Like you.

May my mind
Be more like
Your mind,

My heart
Be more like
Your heart,

And my soul
Be more like
Your soul,

Now,
And for evermore,
Amen.

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In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NIV).

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

Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you (Romans 8:11; NLT).

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Your willing slave

The slave may declare, ‘I love my master [and] I don’t want to go free’ (Exodus 21:6; NLT).

I would even be willing to become a slave, washing the feet of his servants (1 Samuel 25:41; NLT).

Since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet (John 13:14; NLT).

Whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave (Matthew 20:27; NIV).

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Lord God,
May I be bound to you –

Your willing slave for life,
And evermore,

Amen.

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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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Soul

Until last Thursday, I thought that my soul had inevitably been damaged by the experiences I’d had during childhood, and that praying for it to be healed was the only way forward. However, last Thursday, during a therapy session, I saw that my soul is, in fact, completely whole and perfect. It cannot be damaged, spoilt, or destroyed by anything that happens here, during my life. This is a tremendous relief for me. I’ve struggled to express my new understanding in a prayer, but you will be able to decide for yourself how far I’m succeeding at this stage!

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul (Psalm 121:7; KJV).

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

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

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

 

Lord,
I’m so relieved
To understand, at last,
That my soul
Is pure
And whole –
Completely perfect.

No one can damage,
Or destroy it,
No matter what
They do to me,
Because my soul
Is part of you.

It came from you,
Continues to belong to you
During my time on earth,
And when I die
Will reunite with you,
For evermore.

 

 

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