Breast cancer, mastectomy,, Forgive, blame, anger, turn cheek, hurt, prayer,, Prayer

Hurt

People have the power to hurt each other (Ecclesiastes 8:9; NLT).

Pay for those who hurt you (Luke 6:28; NLT).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

 

Lord God,

Though hurt
May never
Be forgotten,

Please help me
To be able
To forgive.

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You take us in your arms

 

You take us in your arms each day,
Though we, Lord, cannot see you;  

And carry us along the way,   
Though we, Lord, disregard you.

You hold our hands when we feel scared, 
Though we, Lord, may not know you;

And comfort us when life is hard,
Though we, Lord, soon forget you.

You bear us to our resting place,
Though we, Lord, still deny you –

Until we see you face to face, 
Then, we cannot ignore you!

 

References

Each day he carries us in his arms (Psalm 68:19; NLT).

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe (John 20:29; NIV).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God (Isaiah 41:13; NLT).

He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT).

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

Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

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Be merciful

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving (Daniel 9:9; NLT).

I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins (Jeremiah 31:34; NLT).

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

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,

Be merciful and kind
Towards my mother;

Forgive her sins,
Forgetting all that’s past.

Don’t let her suffer
Any pain or terror;

And bring her
To your kingdom, Lord,

At last.

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Faithful forever

Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 8:11; NLT).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is (2 Timothy 2:13; NLT).

 

Lord,
Thank you
For always being with us –

Even when we ignore you,
Forget you,
Or deny your very existence,

For however unfaithful we are,
You remain faithful
Forever.

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Presence

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

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7).

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

God speaks again and again (Job 33:14; NLT).

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

 

Lord God,
You live within us all,

But we ignore, forget, or shut you out,
As best we can.

We don’t make space
To look for you in stillness;

We don’t wait silently
To hear your voice;

Nor do we spend time with you
In solitude.

Please help us, Lord,
To seek your holy presence,

Then to listen humbly,
And to learn.

 

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Remembering God

“Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!” (Isaiah 49:15; NLT).


Lord,
Please help me to remember you
Throughout today;

Or at least
To think of you often;

Or, at worst,
Just now and then…

Yet even when I forget you altogether,
You never forget me –

For which I thank you, Lord,
With all my heart.

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in your hands

Our lives are in his hands (Psalm 66:9; NLT).

My future is in your hands (Psalm 31:14-15; NLT).

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


Lord,
When I seek you,
I’m in your hands.

When I forget you,
I’m in your hands.

When you seem far away,
I’m in your hands;

And when I lose my faith,
I’m still, forever, in your hands.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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