Body, heart, love, mind, oneness, soul, Spirit

The miracle of life

Lord,

Thank you 
For the miracle of life:
You make us and sustain us
Day and night. 

You grant us breath and shelter, 
Water, food;
This Earth to cherish, 
Constantly renewed.

Your send your Son:
His teaching, flesh, and blood, 
To show us all 
Your deep, unfailing love.

You give us minds, 
So we can grow like Christ,
And hearts, so we can grasp 
His sacrifice

For us, and see, at last, 
What makes us whole:

One world, one human race,
One blood, one goal;

One peace, one truth, one love, 
One God, one soul.

 

References

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT). 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16; NIV).

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many (Matthew 26:28; NLT).

From one *blood he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him – though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’ (Acts 17:26-8; NRSV; *using the alternative reading for ‘ancestor’, which is ‘blood’). 

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

There is only one God (Mark 12:32; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT). 

We all share the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13; NLT).

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What counts?

It’s not my search for you 
That counts, Lord God –
It’s yours for me.

It’s not my mind in you 
That counts, Lord God –
It’s yours in me.

It’s not my love for you 
That counts, Lord God –
It’s yours for me.

It’s not my life through you 
That counts, Lord God –
It’s yours through me.

It’s not my sacrifice for you 
That counts, Lord God –
It’s yours for me.

 

References

The Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost (Luke 19:10; NLT).

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).

This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us (1 John 4:10; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8; NIV). 

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I am yours, you are mine

You fashioned my body,
Established my mind;
Quickened my heart, Lord,
And furnished my soul:

For you are my Maker,
My bread and my wine;
O Giver of Life, I am yours, 
You are mine.

Restore my poor body,
And settle my mind;
Comfort my heart, Lord,
And nourish my soul:

For you are my Healer,
Through bread and through wine;
O Giver of Peace, I am yours,   
You are mine.

Then, strengthen my body;
Enlighten my mind;
Kindle my heart, Lord, 
And stir up my soul:

For you are my Saviour, 
In bread and in wine;
O Giver of Love, I am yours, 
You are mine.

 

References

The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7; KJV).

Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood” (Matthew 26:26-8; NLT).

My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

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Only one Father

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him (Isaiah 11:1-2; NKJV).

 

There is only one Father,  
And only one voice;

Only one Saviour,
And only one choice.

There is only one body, 
And only one blood;

Only one Spirit,
And only one love. 

There is only one mindset,
And only one soul;

Only one lifetime,
And only one goal. 

There is only one pathway,
And only one Rod –

For we are all one 
With each other, and God.

 

References 

There is only one God (Mark 12:32; NLT).

There is one body and one Spirit (Ephesians 4;6; NLT).

Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NIV).

We have all been baptised into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13; NLT).

Let love be your highest goal (1 Corinthians 14:1; NLT).

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me (John 14:6; NLT).

You are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other (Romans 12:5; NLT).

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NLT).

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Just another word

 

Prayer is just another word
For truth;

Life is just another word   
For blood.

Weak is just another word
For strong;

And death is just another word
For love. 

 

References

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

The life of the body is in its blood (Leviticus 17:11; NLT).

When I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:10; NLT).

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13; NIV).

Living means living for Christ, and dying is even better (Philippians 1:21; NLT).

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Bending to your will

Lord,

May I face my enemies
As you did —

With swift forgiveness, 
Bending to your will. 

May I face my deepest fears 
As you did —

With cries for help,
Yet bending to your will.

May I face my suffering 
As you did — 

With full acceptance, 
Bending to your will. 

May I face my life and death 
As you did —

With constant prayer,
While bending to your will.

References

When they came to the place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross […] Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:33-4; NLT).

If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).

Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

May your will be done (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

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I’m insignificant

 

I know I’m insignificant
But I’m still part of you,

From long before you formed me 
In the womb;

In birth, in life, in death, Lord, 
Then far beyond the tomb –

I’m part of you forever,
And amen!

 

References

I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

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

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

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT). 

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38; NLT).

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