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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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So much suffering

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

How frail is humanity! How short life is and full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).

Father, if you are willing, please take this cup off suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).

Hold fast to him (Deuteronomy 10:20; NIV).

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Lord,

There’s so much suffering
In our brief, human lives,

Such pain to bear,
Such losses to sustain.

Please strengthen us
To face our trials bravely,

And help us to hold fast
Our faith, like you.

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May I slowly let go

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

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46; KJV).

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you (John 17:21; NLT).

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Lord,
May I slowly let go of
My self,
Becoming aware
Of our oneness
In deep silence.

Lord,
May I slowly relinquish
My self,
Remaining aware
Of our oneness
Day and night.

Lord,
May I slowly surrender
My self,
Fully aware
Of our oneness
In life, and in death.

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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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Lord of laughter

I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6; NLT).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NIV).

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

Take up your cross, and follow me (Mark 8:34; NLT).

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Lord of laughter,
And of life,

Lord of dancing,
And of light;

Lord of sickness,
And of loss,

Help us all
To bear our cross.

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