Prayer, prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

As I journey

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

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

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Lord,
As I journey into contemplation
I travel through my outward self,
Traverse my shadow,
Then leave selfhood far behind,
Uniting with you,
In timeless, wordless bliss.

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

I knew you today

They told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread (Luke 24:35; NKJV).

Their eyes were opened, and they recognised him (Luke 24:31; DBY).

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Lord,

I knew you today
In the fragrance of roses;
In trees full of berries,
And fields of sweet hay.

I knew you today
In the sheep and the cattle;
In faraway mountains,
And ships in the bay.

I knew you today
In the love of my partner;
In greetings with strangers,
And hugs from a friend.

I knew you today
In my work and my leisure;
I knew you today
When I reached journey’s end.

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Contemplation

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30; NLT).

You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13; NLT).

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

My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink (John 6:55; NIV).

He restores my soul (Psalm 23:3; NKJV).

Remain in me, and I will remain in you (John 15:4; NLT).

Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed (Deuteronomy 28:6; NLT).

Friend,
Here’s a place
To break our weary journey –

Let’s leave our burdens at the gate,
So we can rest.

This narrow path
Will take us to the garden,

Where food and drink
Is brought to every guest.

When our souls have been restored,
And we are are ready,

We’ll continue on our way,
Just as before,

But no matter where we go,
Or what we’re doing,

We will remain in God –
For evermore.

 

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Journey

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

And yet, O LORD, you are our Father! (Isaiah 64:8; NLT).

For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

And Christ lives within you (Romans 8:10; NLT).

But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).


During contemplation,
Our souls go on
A journey of discovery
Whose goal is you –
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Living within us all.

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Burdens

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

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7).

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you (Psalm 55:22; NLT).

Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34; NLT).


Lord,
Here I am,
On my journey
Through life.

Please help me
To rest a while
In silence,
Putting down my burdens,
And sharing them with you.

Then, help me
To take up my cross again,
And follow your Son
As best I can,
Through life.

In his dear name,
Amen.

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