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Make us whole

How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? (Psalm 13:2; NLT).

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me (Psalm 139:1:NLT).

“Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me” (Matthew 8:2; NLT).

Forgive all my sins (Psalm 25:18; NLT).

The oppressed will be set free (Luke 4:18; NLT).

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Lord Jesus,
I am stunted

(That’s no surprise 
To you),

By all the years  
Of mum’s abuse

(You know that
This is true).

Please heal us both
In flesh and bone,

In mind, and heart,
And soul;

Forgive our sins,
And set us free –

Christ Jesus, 
Make us whole! 

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You make me whole

Love around me
And within;

All forgiven,
Free from sin;

Perfect healing 
Of my soul –

Lord, once more,
You make me whole.

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Unfailing love surrounds those who trust in the Lord (Psalm 32:10; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin ((Titus 2:14; NLT).

Heal my soul for I have sinned against you (Psalm 41:4; NKJV).

Is anything worth more than your soul? (Mark 8:36; NLT; alternative translation).

He restores my soul (Psalm 23:3; NKJV).

He was beaten so we could be whole (Isaiah 53:5; NLT).

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The kingdom of God

Love without
And love within,

Free from fear,
And free from sin;

One with you
Who gave me birth –

This, your kingdom, 
Here on earth.

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Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18; NKJV).

He gave his life to free us from from every kind of sin (Titus 2:14; NLT).

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

You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13; NIV).

The Kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT).

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Even if…

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies (Psalm 103:2-4; NLT).

Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? (Romans 7:24; NLT).

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! (Habakkuk 3:17-18; NLT). 

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Lord,

Even if you don’t forgive me,
Even if you do not heal me,
Even if you don’t free me 
From death,

Yet may I still love you dearly,
Yet may I still serve sincerely,
Yet may I praise you
Till my last breath. 

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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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Truth

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32; NLT).

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10; NRSV).

Be sure of this: I am with you always (Matthew 28:20; NLT).

 

Lord,
Help me to face the truth
About myself –

For you have promised
That the truth will set me free,

To have abundant life
With you.

Amen.

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Hell

The Lord your God is a devouring fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NLT).

You will free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons (Isaiah 42:7; NLT).

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10; NRSV).

 

Lord,
You are a devouring fire.

Please incinerate
My childhood sense of dread,

And set me free
From hell on earth,

To have
Abundant life.

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