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Learn to love

You give me 
Every breath, Lord,
Every heartbeat,

Each joy,
Each sorrow –
All I need to grow.

Please help me
As I learn 
To love my neighbour.

Please help me
As I learn 
To love my foe.

 

References 

He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else (Acts 17:25; NIV).

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realise that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NLT).

When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:39; NIV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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Left and right

 

Although I can’t tell left 
From right,

Please help me, Lord,
Throughout my life,

As I seek out 
The path towards 

Your kingdom,
Deep within. 

 

References

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).

Jesus answered, “I am the way the truth and the life” (John 14:6).

Travel steadily along his path (Psalm 37:34; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

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Thank you is so feeble

 

When you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words
(Matthew 6:7; NKJV).

 

“Thank you”
Is so feeble, Lord, 
But what else 
Can I add?

“Sorry”
Is inadequate –
But what else 
Can I say?    

“Love you”
Is repetitive – 
But what else  
Can I claim?

“Help me”
Is so childlike, Lord –
But what else
Can I pray? 

 

References

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; RSV).

If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; RSV).

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).

Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:22; RSV).

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Ask, seek, knock

Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him? (Job 22:2; NLT).

If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it (Psalm 50:7,12; NLT).

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12; NIV).


Father,

There is nothing I can do
To impress you.

Neither do you need my help
In any way.

Yet still you love me,
And desire my love.

So I’ll keep on
Seeking you,

And  knocking at your door,
Until it opens.

Then I will see you,
Face to face, at last,

And know you fully,
Just as I am fully known.

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Unfailing love

 

Lord,

You love us,
Even when we don’t love you. 

You care for us,
Even when we ignore you.

You help us,
Even when we don’t serve you.

You forgive us
Even when we hurt you.

You remember us,
Even when we forget you.

You see us,
Even when we don’t seek you.

You hear us,
Even when we don’t listen to you;

And you know us
Even when we don’t acknowlege you.

Thank you, Lord,
For your unfailing love.

 

References

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

He will care for us (Isaiah 33:22; NLT). 

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

He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:2; NLT).

The Lord remembers us (Psalm 115:12; NLT).

You are the God who sees me (Genesis 16:13; NIV).

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

You know everything I do (Psalm 130:3; NLT).

He knows the secrets of every heart (Psalm 44:21; NLT).

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Joy and strife

 

Father God,
You gave your Son,

The Christ, from whom 
Your Spirit comes,

To help us through 
The joy and strife

Of being born,     
And facing life.

 

References

I experience absolute joy in your presence (Psalm 16:11; NET).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

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

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