death, healing, Prayer, resurrection

Will I rise again?

 

Father,

Will I rise again,
Like Jesus?

Will I live again,
Just like your Son?

Will I walk and talk,
And make new friendships?

Will I work and play
Till day is done?

Touch me with your Spirit, Lord,
And heal me;

Give me life again
Abundantly.

Then I need not wait
Till after death, Lord,

But serve your kingdom here,
Restored, and free.

 

References

Christ died and rose again (Romans 14:9; NLT).

Those who die in the Lord will live; their bodies will rise again! Isaiah 26:19; NLT).

They begged him to touch the man and heal him (Mark 8:22; NLT).

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

Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only (Luke 4:8; NIV).

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

Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31; NLT).

In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free (Psalm 118:5; NLT).

 

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Faith, hope, love, God, healing, Prayer

I praise you

 

Father God,
I praise you –
You are so kind to me.

Father God,
I thank you –
You heal, and set me free.

Father God,
I love you –
You wash away my sin.

Father God,
I serve you –
My Saviour, and my King.

 

References

How kind the Lord is! (Psalm 116:5; NLT).

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

He is the God […] who sets me free from my enemies (2 Samuel 22:49; NIV).

You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Saviour (Psalm 89:26; NIV).

You are my King (Psalm 44:4; NLT).

 

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Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

In all my hardships

 

In all my hardships, Lord,  
You suffer, too;
You share each blow, each feeling, 
And each thought.

You rescue me, my Saviour,
And redeem;
You carry me through life,
Though I am naught.

We share one Spirit, Lord, 
Of joy and love; 
I live in you,
And you, Lord, live in me.

Together, we embrace 
Life’s trials and sorrows;
So I’m at peace,
For you have set me free. 

 

References

In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

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

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

God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us (1 John 4:13; NLT).

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

Peace I leave you; my peace I give you (John 14:27; NIV).

If the Son sets you free, you are truly free (John 8:36; NLT).

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body, mind, heart, soul, realisation, important, prayer, contemplation,

Truly free

I thought some of you might be interested to see how a prayer can continue to grow, even after I think it’s finished. So here, as a bonus, is yesterday’s blog, with a brand-new, unexpected second half, written this morning:

 

Come, sit with me
And seek my voice;
Then you will know me,
And rejoice.

Come, rest with me
And seek my face;
Then you will share
My peace and grace.

Come, walk with me
And take my hand;
Then you will join
My pilgrim band.

Come, take your cross
And follow me;
Then you will find
You’re truly free.

 

References

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

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

Your own ears will hear him. (Isaiah 30:21; NLT).

Seek his face always (1 Chronicles 16:11; NIV).

May God give you more and more grace and peace (2 Peter 1:2; NLT).

Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew 4:19; NKJV).

If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).

If the Son sets you free, you are truly free (John 8:36; NLT).

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Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

When I crave sympathy

 

Lord,
When I crave sympathy, 
Forgetting love is key,

You tell me straight
What I must do:

Take up your cross, 
Like me.

Lord,
When I am selfish,
And my heart is feeling numb, 

 You tell me straight
What I must do:

Now, leave your nets, 
And come.

Lord, 
When I’m ungrateful,
And forget you’ve set me free,

You tell me straight
What I must do:

Leave all, 
And follow me.

 

References 

Then [Jesus] said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23; NLT).

Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him Mark 1:17-18; NLT).

As Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Luke 5:27; NLT).

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

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Give me a church

 

Lord, 

Give me a church 
I can, at last, belong to –

A place where people 
Want to grow like you;

Where people love, fall out, 
Make up, say sorry;

Where everyone who fails 
Can start anew. 

None of this ever happened 
With my mother –

She never said sorry
For how she treated me.

So, give me a church 
Where I can find a home, Lord,

Where all can share your love,
Which sets us free.

 

References

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

If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back (Matthew 18:15; NRSV).

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar (Psalm 84:3; NLT).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV). 

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

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I’ve fallen

Lord,

I’ve fallen
Straight into your hands.   

I’m thunderstruck, 
Yet I will gladly stay.

I can’t go any further –
Your arms hold me,

So here I will give thanks,
Rejoice, and pray. 

Lord,

I’ve fallen
Straight into your hands.

There’s nowhere else 
That I would rather be.   

So I will gladly stay 
With you forever, 

For here, at last, held tightly, Lord,
I’m free.

…………………………………………..

References 

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31; NIV).

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NIV).

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! (Psalm 84:10; NLT).

I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever (Psalm 23:6; KJV).

In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free (Psalm 118:5; NLT). 

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