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Life on earth

 

Lord,

If, one by one, 
We give up trying to seek you,

Dropping our attempts 
To love and serve 

Till there are no believers left 
At all,

What will the future hold
For life on earth?

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

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13; NLT).

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

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Cares

Give all you worries and cares to God, for he cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).

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

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

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Lord,
During meditation
I put all my cares
Into your hands –

Though, in fact,
They are already
Safely there!

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The eternal now

I have wandered away like a lost sheep (Psalm 119:176; NLT).

No one can predict the future (Ecclesiastes 10:14; NLT).

I will live in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23:6; NLT).

 

Lord,
May my mind not stray
Too much into the past,

Nor wander off
Too far into the future,

But rest in the eternal now,
With you.

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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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Past, present, future

Past, present, future

The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature (Romans 8:3; NLT).

The LORD says, “Then I will heal you of your faithlessness” (Hosea 14:4; NLT).

Their weakness was turned to strength (Hebrews 11:14; NLT).

“ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Lord,
My past is full of unbelief;
My present, full of weakness.

Please forgive my faithlessness;
Heal my sinful nature;
And turn my weakness into strength.

Then my future will be full of love for you,
For everyone I meet,
And even for myself.

In Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

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Children

Children

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children” (Matthew 19:14; NLT).

“But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone hung around your neck” (Mark 9:42; NLT).


Father,
I pray for children everywhere
Who are abused,
Neglected,
Bullied,
Exploited,
And victimised.

Please heal the hearts
Of all who
Dominate and despoil
Young lives.

Protect these children’s 
Minds and bodies,
So they will have a better future,
Despite the damaging long-term effects
Of all they experience.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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