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There’s nothing left

The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1).

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Lord,

There’s nothing left
For me to be afraid of,
Now that I have found
My shadow side.

There’s nothing left
For me to be afraid of,
Now that I can hear
My shadow’s voice.

There’s nothing left
For me to be afraid of,
Now that I accept
My shadow’s words.

And there’s nothing left
For me to be afraid of,
Now that I embrace
My shadow self.

 

 

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You hold us

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NIV).

God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it (Job 33:14; NLT).

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (James 4:10; NIV).

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

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Lord,
You hold us in your arms,
But we don’t see you;

You talk to us each day,
But we don’t hear;

You lift us when we fall,
But we don’t thank you;

Yet you love us as we are –
Year after year.

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May I glimpse you

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge (Psalm 19:1-2; NIV).

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

The Lord is near (Genesis 28:16; NLT).

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May I glimpse you
In all I see,

And know you, Lord,
In all I hear.

May I touch you
In all I meet,

And find you, Lord,
For you are near.

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Silent prayer

No one has ever seen God (John 1:18; NLT).

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

Your own ears will hear him (Isaiah 30:21; NLT).

After the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

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

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

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Lord,
Our eyes can’t see you,
Nor can our words
Describe your greatness,
Or your power;

But our ears can hear
Your precious, still, small voice,
And our hearts can receive
Your love, in silent prayer.

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You see us

You are the God who sees me (Genesis 16:13; NLT).
No one has ever seen God (John 1:18; NLT).

The Lord hears my voice (Psalm 55:17; NLT).
God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it (Job 33:14; NLT).

God now knows me completely (Acts 15:8; NLT).
How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

God loves us (Romans 5:5; NLT).
I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

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You see us, Lord,
But we cannot see you.

You hear us, Lord,
But we cannot hear you.

You know us, Lord,
But we cannot know you.

You love us, Lord,
And we can all love you!

 

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Living in us all

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

 

Thank you, Lord,
For living in us all –

Whether we hear you
Or not,

Whether we see you
Or not,

Whether we know you
Or not,

Whether we love you
Or not,

And whether we serve you
Or not.

 

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Voice

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands (Psalm 19:1; NLT).

The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea (Psalm 29:3; NLT).

The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! (Isaiah 55:12; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

 

Lord,
When I don’t hear
Your voice
In silent prayer,
Your presence
Is proclaimed
By all creation.

 

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