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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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There’s no such thing

There is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them (Job 32:8; NLT).

I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me! (Matthew 25:40; NLT).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends (Revelation 3:20; NLT).

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Lord God,
There’s no such thing
As an outsider –

A stranger,
Or a foreigner,
Or foe –

There’s only you,
Within us all,
Without exception,

Waiting
To be welcomed
In our hearts.

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The narrow way

You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate […] The gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it (Matthew 7:13-14; NLT).

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

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

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Lord,
Show me the narrow way
To find your Kingdom –

Not through my flesh,
For all flesh dies at last;

Not through my mind,
For all minds fade away;

Not through my heart,
For all hearts cease to beat;

But through my soul,
Where you and I are one
For evermore.

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Heart of hearts

Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us (Genesis 1:26; NLT).

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

The Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart (Genesis 6:6; NLT).

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Lord,
In your deepest heart of hearts,
Do you regret creating us, your people,
Because of our corruption
And our selfishness?

Lord,
In your deepest heart of hearts,
Do you regret creating us, your people,
Because of our destructiveness
And ignorance?

Lord,
In your deepest heart of hearts,
Do you regret creating us, your people,
Because of our violence
And our inhumanity?

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Listen

When you hear a sound like marching feet in the tops of the poplar trees, be on the alert! (2 Samuel 5:24; NLT).

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8; NIV).

Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!” (1 Samuel 3:3-4; NLT).

After the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).

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Listen to me, my child,
When I march in the tops
Of the trees.

Listen to me, my child,
When I walk in the cool
Of the breeze.

Listen to me, my child,
When I call your name
In the dark.

Listen to me, my child,
When you hear my voice
In your heart.

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Be holy

You must be holy, because I, the Lord, am holy (Leviticus 20:26; NLT).

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes (Ephesians 1:4; NLT).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

Use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God (Romans 6:13; NLT).

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Lord,
May my flesh be holy,
So I can seek you today.

May my mind be holy,
So I can hear you today.

May my heart be holy,
So I can love you today.

May my soul be holy,
So I can find you today.

May my life be holy,
So I can serve you today.

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