light, fire, love, peace, prayer, faith, contemplation, God,, Prayer

Like wine

Rivers of living water will flow from his heart (John 7:38; NLT).

The master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine (John 2:9; NLT).

He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood “ (Matthew 26:27; NLT).

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Lord,
You often pour
Your healing out
Like water;

But today
You poured
Your healing out
Like wine.

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agoraphobia, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, cycling,, Prayer

Agoraphobia diary: 6am on day 8

Hello everyone. I finally completed yesterday’s marathon challenge with my scheduled evening hospital treatment. Now I’m awake, and preparing to get up before too long. At 9.15  a taxi will pick me up and take me to Liverpool Airport, ready to fly home. The week has seemed to last an age and has tested me pretty thoroughly, but I’ve survived, and learned a lot. Above all, I’ve realised that speaking straightforwardly and honestly about my fears makes them much easier to manage than struggling to conceal them, for fear of being judged.

I’m deeply tired, but plan to end the week’s agoraphobia challenge with a final diary entry  this evening. Then I’ll go back to blogging once each day, as usual. Meanwhile, here is today’s morning prayer:

In honesty

Speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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Lord,

In honesty
With self,
And you,
And others,

Lies freedom,
Healing,
Joy,
And inner peace.

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In shared silence

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

If you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person (Matthew 5:23; NLT).

Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34; NIV).

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In shared silence
There is reconciliation –

Forgiveness,
Healing,

Fellowship,
And love.

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May others know

He hears us (1 John 5:15; NLT).

He cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).

I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15:26; NLT).

God loves us (Romans 5:5; NLT).

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May others know
Your listening ear,
Through the way
I hear them out.

May others know
Your gentle care,
Through the way
I offer help.

May others know
Your healing touch,
Through the way
I hold them tight.

May others know
Your love for all,
Through the way
I give my heart.

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Slow healing

He laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them (Luke 4:40; KJV).

With his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5; KJV).

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Lord,

Healing bleeds so slowly
From your hands to ours,

Like honey, dripping from
A broken comb,

Or oil, oozing from the press
When fruit is crushed.

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Peace

Oh, that you had heeded my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river (Isaiah 48:18; NKJV).

May the Lord […] give you his peace (Numbers 6: 26; NLT).

The Lord pours down his blessings (Psalm 85:12; NLT).

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Lord God,
May peace,
Repentance,
Healing,
Light,
And love
Flood every heart
Throughout the world
Today.

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