My shadow self

Speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).



Lord God,

As I begin to share
My shadow self
With you in prayer,

Thank you for helping me to face
The thoughts and feelings
I would rather not embrace.

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No matter what today may bring

These three remain: faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NIV).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you (Isaiah 30:20; NLT).

I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid, I am here to help you’ (Isaiah 41:13; NLT).


No matter
What today
May bring,
Please give me
The faith,
And hope,
And love
I need,
To face it all
With you.


In silent prayer

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

We shall see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NIV).

After the fire [there was] a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

Come into his presence (1 Chronicles 16:29; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).


In silent prayer,
We see your hidden face, Lord.

In silent prayer
We hear your still, small voice.

In silent prayer
We feel your unseen presence.

In silent prayer
We know your endless love.



Always here

God is with us (Isaiah 7:14; NLT).

He is not far from any one of us (Acts 17:27; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

Surely the Lord is in this place (Genesis 28:16; NLT).


Whether I find you in my prayers
Or not,
You’re with me.

Whether I hear your voice
Or not,
You’re always near.

Whether I see your face
Or not,
You always love me.

Whether I feel your presence
Or not,
You’re always here.


Unseen God

Seek his face always (Psalm 105:4; NIV).

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:9; NIV).

Truly, O God of Israel, our Saviour, you work in mysterious ways (Isaiah 45:15; NLT).

The eternal God is your refuge (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

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


Unseen God,
We long to glimpse your face.

Silent God,
We long to hear your voice.

Mysterious God,
We long to know your ways.

Eternal God,
We long to share your peace.