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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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Ask, seek, knock

“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).


Lord,
I’m asking –
Asking you to help me
Follow you.

I’m seeking –
Seeking your beloved face
With all my heart.

And I’m knocking –
Knocking on your door,
To be let in.

Please hear my prayers –
Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Seeking

“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).


Lord,
I seek your face,
And your voice;

Your presence,
And help;

Your forgiveness,
And healing;

Your strength,
And your blessing.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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The door

The door

Remember the LORD (Jeremiah 51:50; NLT).

Jesus replied, “ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all you mind’ ” (Matthew 22:37; 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” (Rev 3:20; NLT).

The LORD remembers us and will bless us (Psalm 115:12; NLT).


Father,
The moment I remember you,
And open the door of my mind
To invite you in,
I find you waiting patiently outside
To greet me.

Jesus,
The moment I remember you,
And open the door of my heart
To invite you in,
I find you waiting patiently outside
To help me.

Spirit,
The moment I remember you,
And open the door of my soul
To invite you in,
I find you waiting patiently outside
To bless me.

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Only me

Have you ever knocked on a door, whilst calling out, “It’s only me”? That’s how I feel when I pray, because I know just how sinful and unproductive I am…

Only me

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man” (Luke 5:8; NIV).

His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’ (Matthew 25:21; NIV).

Lord,
I’m so sorry I’m only me,
But I just can’t be anyone else.

Please forgive, 
Heal,
And transform me.

Help me
To serve you.

Then, perhaps,
One day I will hear you say: 
“Well done,
My good and faithful servant”.

 

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