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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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We are one

My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

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

Your eyes saw my unformed body (Psalm 139:16; NIV).

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

The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

 

Lord,
I am yours,
For I am part of you;

And you are mine,
For you are part of me.

You live in me,
And I in you,
Each day.

So we are one –
From long before my birth,
Throughout my life,
And then for evermore,
Beyond my death.

 

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God’s hand

God’s hand 

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand (1 Peter 5:6; NIV).

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind  (Job 12:10; NIV).

…when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things (Psalm 104:28; NLT).

…when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust (Psalm 104:29; NLT).

For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NLT).

The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD (Job 1:21; NLT).


Lord,
My life
Is in your hand.

When you open it,
I am satisfied
With good things.

When you close it,
I will die
And turn to dust.

Then my spirit
Will return to you,
Who gave it,

And I will praise your name
For evermore –
In paradise. 

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