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May I wake

 

Lord,
May I wake with a prayer on my lips,
And rise with a prayer in my mind,
For you are the giver of faith, hope, and love,
My Father, eternally kind.

Lord,
May I live with a prayer on my lips,
And work with a prayer in my heart,
For you are my fortress, my strength, and my rock,
And so we are never apart.

Lord,
May I serve with a prayer on my lips,
And rest with a prayer in my soul,
For you are the giver of infinite life,
And your sacrifice, Lord, makes me whole.

 

References

How kind the Lord is! (Psalm 116:4; NLT)

Three things will last forever — faith, hope and love — and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

The Lord is my rock, my fortress (2 Samuel 22:2; NLT).

The Lord is my strength (Exodus 15:2; NLT).

The Lord is always with me (Psalm 16:8; NLT).

The free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23; NLT).

Upon him was the punishment that made us whole (Isaiah 53:5; NRSV).

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May I rest in peace

 

Lord,

May I rest in peace,
And wake in hope.

May I wake in hope,
And wait in faith.

May I wait in faith,
And live in love.

May I live in love,
And rest in peace.

 

References

Those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die (Isaiah 57:2; NLT).

Three things will last forever — faith, hope and love — and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

 

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I cry to you

 

Lord,
When I can’t pray
I cry to you;
When I can’t face the day
I fly to you.

Lord,
When I’m storm-tossed
I cry to you;
And when all hope is lost
I fly to you.

Lord,
When I despair
I cry to you;
Trusting in your care,
I fly to you.

Lord,
When I must die
I’ll cry to you,
And then my soul, at last,
Will fly to you.

 

References

Hear my cry, O Lord (Psalm 119:149; NLT).

Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest (Psalm 55:6; NKJV).

The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” (Matthew 8:25; NLT).

Our hope is lost (Ezekiel 37:11; RSV).

I am sick with despair (Psalm 35:12; NLT).

Trust in God (John 14:1; NLT).

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

All of us must die eventually (2 Samuel 14:14; NLT).

When Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46; KJV).

Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear and we fly away (Psalm 90:10; 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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Love and prayer

 

Lord,
With constant praise and thanks,
May I rejoice in you today.

Lord,
With steady faith and hope,
May I delight in you today.

Lord,
With ceaseless awe and trust,
May I exult in you today.

Thus,
With steadfast love and prayer,
May I serve you, throughout today.

 

References

Praise him, you who serve the Lord (Psalm 135;1; NLT). 

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; RSV).

Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Take delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4; NLT).

Trust in God (John 14:1; NLT).

Exult in his holy name (Psalm 105:3; NLT).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly (Joshua 24:14; NLT).

 

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Keep on praying

When I lose my way to you completely,
May I keep on praying, Lord, 
With faith. 

When I lose my faith in you completely,
May I keep on praying, Lord, 
With hope.

When I lose my sense of hope completely,
May I keep on praying, Lord, 
With trust.

And when I lose my trust in you completely,
May I keep on praying, Lord, 
With love.

 

References

They have lost their way (Jeremiah 50:6; NLT).

Keep on praying (Romans 12:12; NIV).

Have faith in God (Mark 11:22; NLT).

I will put my hope in God (Psalm 42:5; NLT).

If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord (Isaiah 50:10; NLT).

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).

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Speak the truth

Father,

May I always 
Speak the truth 
To you in prayer,

With no pretence, 
”Forgetting”,
Or false shame;

And may I pray 
At all times 
In your Holy Spirit, Lord, 

With faith, and hope, 
And love,
Through your Son’s name.

 

References 

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV). 

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion (Ephesians 6:18; NLT).

Three things will last forever — faith, hope and love — and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it (John 14:14; NLT).

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When we lose our inner light

 

Father,
When we lose
Our inner light,
May we walk by faith, 
Instead of sight. 

Jesus,
When we yield
Those we hold dear, 
May we mourn with hope,
Instead of fear.

Spirit,
When we take 
Our final breath,
May we know your love,
Instead of death. 

 

References

We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7; NLT).

Your days of mourning will come to an end (Isaiah 60:20; NLT).

Love is as strong as death (Song of Songs 8:6; NLT).

Three things will last forever – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

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