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Beneath my outward self

Today’s prayer follows directly on from yesterday’s:

In his shadow have I rapture (Song of Songs 2:3; DYB).

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

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

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Lord,
Beneath my outward self:
My shadow.

Lord,
Beneath my shadow self:
Your peace.

Lord,
Beneath that peace:
Your wordless rapture.

Lord,
Beneath that wordless rapture:
You.

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Critical mass

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

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NIV).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one (John 17:21; NLT).

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As more and more of us, Lord God,
Become more like your Son,

A critical mass of love will grow,
And spread to everyone.

Then all of us on earth will be
Transfigured, just like him,

Till we are one in love, with you –
And no more hate or sin.

 

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Here and now

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

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches (Matthew 13:31-2; NLT).

The kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

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The Kingdom of God
Is here and now –

Not pie in the sky,
Not after our death;

And it’s up to us
To help it grow –

Though offering love
To all, without exception.

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Here and now

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

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches (Matthew 13:31-2; NLT).

The kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

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The Kingdom of God
Is here and now –

Not pie in the sky,
Not after our death;

And it’s up to us
To help it grow,

Though offering love to all,
Without exception.

 

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Struggle to forgive

“Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:22; NLT).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke11:4; NLT).

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

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I struggle to forgive
All those who hurt me.

Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I do my best to love
All those who hurt me.

Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I try hard to pray
For those who hurt me.

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