Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

Everlasting arms

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

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

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Lord,

Underneath us
Are your everlasting arms,

Which do not take away
Our pain and suffering,

But help us throughout life,
And through our death.

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Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

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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The worst

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

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely (Psalm 63:8; NLT).

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Lord,

Even when life throws
The worst it can
At us,

You’re with us
All the way,
To help us through.

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Here and now

The Kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT).

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches (Matthew 13:31-2; NLT).

The kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

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The Kingdom of God
Is here and now –

Not pie in the sky,
Not after our death;

And it’s up to us
To help it grow –

Though offering love
To all, without exception.

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We’re dying

A wise person thinks a lot about death (Ecclesiastes 7:4; NLT).

Teach us to realise the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom (Psalm 90:12; 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,
We’re dying –

Sick or well,
Death comes a little closer
To us all
Each day.

Please help us
To fix our hearts on you
Until life’s end,

When we will reunite
With you
For evermore.

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