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Everlasting light

 

Holy Spirit,
Fill us,

Dwell in us, 
And help us;

Guide us to Christ’s truth, 
His way, his life.

Holy Spirit,
Comfort us,

Counsel us;
Encourage us;

Lead us to God’s 
Everlasting light.

 

References 

Be filled the Holy Spirit (Luke 10:21; NLT).

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NKJV).

The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness (Romans 8:26; NLT).

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth (John 16:13; NLT).

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

He will give you another Advocate [Comforter, Encourager, Counsellor], who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth (John 14:16-17; NLT). 

The Lord your God will be your everlasting light (Isaiah 60:19; NLT).

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The way of love

How can we learn
To tell your voice 
From ours, Lord?

Yours always guides us 
In the way of love.

How can we learn
To tell your will
From ours, Lord?

Yours always guides us
In the path of peace.

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Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21; NIV).

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children, and walk in the way of love (Ephesians 5:2; NIV).

I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).

The morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace (Luke 1:79-80; NLT).

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We can’t give hope

We can’t give hope to others
When we have none of our own.

We can’t love other people
When we hate to be alone.

We can’t guide other people
When we do not know the way,

Nor help them find their heaven
When we live in hell each day.

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They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future (Jeremiah 17:6; NLT).

Darkness is my closest friend (Psalm 88:18; NLT).

Some wandered in the wilderness, lost and homeless (Psalm 107:4; NLT).

God blesses those who […] realise their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs (Matthew 5:3; NLT).

If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there (Psalm 139:8; NKJV).

To acquire wisdom is to love oneself (Proverbs 19:8; NLT).

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The process of learning to forgive

 

The process
Of learning to forgive
Those who have damaged us
Most deeply

Is a lifelong masterclass,
With you, Lord, as our guide,
Helping us to grow
Much more like you.

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Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34; KJV).

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

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

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

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

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Everything I need

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life” John 6:35; NIV).

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

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and your are right, because that’s what I am (John13:13; NLT).

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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Lord Jesus,
You are everything
I need:

My birth,
My life,
My heart-beat,
And my breath;

My bread,
My meat,
My shelter,
And my rest;

My way,
My guide,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My help,
My hope,
My comfort
At life’s end.

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Heart’s desire

He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die (Psalm 48:14; NLT).

He guards the lives of his faithful ones (Psalm 97:10; NIV).

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

Our heart’s desire is to glorify your name (Isaiah 26:2; NLT).

 

Lord,
Thank you for being
My guide
And guard,

My friend,
My mentor,
And my heart’s desire.

 

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Thank you

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

He guides me along right paths (Psalm 23:3; NLT).

He helps me (Psalm 28:7; NLT).

He hears my voice (Psalm 116:1; NLT).

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

 

Lord,
Thank you for loving me
Like a mother,

Guiding me
Like a father,

Helping me
Like a brother,

Hearing me
Like a sister,

And for being
My most loyal friend.

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