Prayer

Oneness

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power (Job 37:5; NLT).

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

 

Lord,
You are greater
Than I can ever imagine,

Yet my hands
Are your hands,

My feet
Are your feet,

My heart
Is your heart,

And my soul
Is your soul –

For we
Are one.

 

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“Here I am” (1 Samuel 3:4; NIV).

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

For he loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

O LORD my God, how great you are (Psalm 104:1; NLT).


Maybe,
In the end,
A lot of spoken prayer
Boils down
To this:

Here I am.
I love you, Lord,
And I belong to you.

Thank you for loving me
Despite my sins.
Please help us all.
How great you are!

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Transcendent God

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

Truly, O God of Israel, our Saviour, you work in mysterious ways (Isaiah 45:15; NLT).

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).


Father,
You transcend both good and evil,
Life and death,
Past, present,
And future.

Your thoughts
Are nothing like our thoughts;
Your ways
Are nothing like ours.

How great
And how mysterious you are, Lord –
Beyond our understanding,
And our grasp.

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Lord

“For you created all things” (Revelation 4:11; NLT).

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the LORD (Jeremiah 23:4; NLT).

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

O LORD my God, how great you are! (Psalm 104:1; NLT).


Lord,
You make all things,
And give them life.

You’re in all things.
You surround them,
And sustain them.

You’re in the air we breathe,
The water we depend on,
And the food we eat.

You’re in us all, Lord,
Even me –
How great you are!

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Worship

Worship

And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6; NIV).

“You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Wonderful Counsellor,
My great one,
I  praise you
With all my strength.

Almighty God,
My dear one,
I honour you
With all my mind.

Everlasting Father,
My perfect one,
I love you
With all my heart.

Prince of Peace,
My glorious one,
I worship you
With all my soul.

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Hand in hand

Hand in hand

For I hold you by your right hand – I, the LORD your God. And I say to you, “Don’t be afraid, I am here to help you” (Isaiah 41:13; NLT).

Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding (Hebrews 6:1; NLT).

O LORD my God, how great you are! (Psalm 104;1; NLT).


Lord,
You know
Exactly how tight
To hold my hand,
As I grow
Towards maturity
In understanding you.

How wonderful you are!
How kind!

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Contemplation

Contemplation

…let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him (Hebrews 10:22; NLT).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10; NIV).

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

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

Father,
In contemplation,
I step into your presence –

Into darkness,
And you are there;

Into stillness,
And you are there;

Into silence,
And you are there.

How great you are,
My Lord and my God!

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