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Darkness

God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all (1 John 1:5; NLT).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

Moses approached the thick darkness where God was (Exodus 20:21; NLY).

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Lord,
You are light,

And in you there is no darkness
At all.

Yet you surround yourself 
With deepest darkness,

Where we can meet you safely
Every day.

 

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Blood within

Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross (Mark 15:24; NLT).

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Blood within;
And blood without.

Love within;
And love without.

Light within;            
And light without.

Hope within;
And hope without.

God within;
And God without.

Breath within;
And breath without.

Life within;
And life without.

Death within;
And death without.

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Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34; NLT).

At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock (Mark 15:33; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).

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Eternal life

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

See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness (Luke 11:35; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life (John 4:14; NLT).

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Hidden in myself –
Your heavenly kingdom.

Hidden in myself –
Your glorious light.  

Hidden in myself –
Your sacred temple.

Hidden in myself –
Eternal life.

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May your light cheer us

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV). 

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

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

God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

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

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said (Matthew 4:19; NIV).

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Lord, 

May your light
Cheer us,

Your peace 
Fill us,

Your truth
Inspire us,

Your fire
Cleanse us,

And your love
Strengthen us –

So we can follow Jesus,
Your dear Son.

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Come to me

Come to me
in contemplation –
Let my light and love
Flow in.

Come to me
In contemplation –
Free from weariness
And sin.

Come to me
In contemplation –
Listen for my voice
Within.

Come to me
In contemplation –
Drop the need to strive
And win.

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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).

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

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

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “ I am the light of the world” (John 9:5; NLT).

This is my dearly loved Son. Listen to him (Mark 9:7; NLT).

Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35; NIV).

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Enough

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

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

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

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

Love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10; NIV).

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Lord,
You are light –

But light, alone,
Will never be enough.

Lord,
You are truth –

But truth, alone,
Will never be enough.

Lord,
You are peace –

But peace, alone,
Will never be enough.

Lord,
You are love –

And love, alone,
Will always be enough.

 

 

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Inexpressible beauty

 

Inexpressible beauty,
Ungraspable power;

Unimaginable wisdom,
Infinite mercy;

Inextinguishable light,
Unsurpassable truth;

Unfailing love,
And fullness of perfection –

This, friends, is our Maker,
And our God.

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From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth (Psalm 50:2; NIV).

We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power (Job 37:5; NLT).

His deeds are perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4; NLT).

His way is perfect (2 Samuel 22:31; NIV).

Only God is truly good (Luke 18:19; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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