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Be holy

You must be holy, because I, the Lord, am holy (Leviticus 20:26; NLT).

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes (Ephesians 1:4; NLT).

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

Use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God (Romans 6:13; NLT).

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Lord,
May my flesh be holy,
So I can seek you today.

May my mind be holy,
So I can hear you today.

May my heart be holy,
So I can love you today.

May my soul be holy,
So I can find you today.

May my life be holy,
So I can serve you today.

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Whatever happens

Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16; NIV).

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart (John 14:27; NLT).

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Whatever happens
To my flesh,
And bones,
And blood, Lord,

May I have
Peace of mind,
And heart,
And soul.

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Christ lives

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

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

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

 

Christ lives
Within my mortal flesh;

Christ lives
Within my damaged mind;

Christ lives
Within my fragile heart;

Christ lives
Within my sacred soul.

 

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30; NIV).

“I am nothing but dust and ashes” (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast (1 Peter 5:10; NIV).

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

For the LORD your God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love (1 John 4:8; NIV).

Father,
Here I am –
Though I am nothing before you.

My flesh is weak –
Please fill me with your strength.

My mind is dull –
Please fill me with your light.

My heart is cold –
Please fill me with your fire.

My soul is spent –
Please fill me with your love.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Self-worth

Self-worth 

‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ (Luke 10:27; NIV).

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26; NIV).

Father,
All my life
I’ve had a heart of stone
Towards myself –
Zero self-worth.

No wonder I’ve been
So anxious, depressed and unwell!
No wonder I never wanted
To be alive!

Thank you for showing me
That healthy, balanced self-esteem
Means loving myself unconditionally –
Warts and all.

It means consciously taking care of myself,
Supporting, encouraging
And helping myself,
Every single day.

Only when all this
Is firmly in place
Can I truly love others
As myself.

Lord,
Please take away my heart of stone.
Give me a heart of flesh,
And a new spirit of love
For both myself and others.

I ask this in Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

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Flesh and blood

Hello to every reader. This prayer came to me in two parts over the last couple of days, so I thought I would share it with you today. It’s quite mysterious, so I honestly don’t know what to say about it, but  maybe I will come to understand it better over time, and maybe you will understand it better than me.  See what you think…

Flesh and blood

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them (John 6:53-6; NIV).

Flesh and blood,
Bread and wine,
Forgiveness and salvation –
Lord Jesus,
You give me everything I need.

Please help me through today,
For I am nothing –
Just a little frame
Of bone and blood,
Entirely dependent on you
For life and breath.

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