Prayer, Faith, hope, love, God

May I rest in peace

 

Lord,

May I rest in peace,
And wake in hope.

May I wake in hope,
And wait in faith.

May I wait in faith,
And live in love.

May I live in love,
And rest in peace.

 

References

Those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die (Isaiah 57:2; NLT).

Three things will last forever — faith, hope and love — and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

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

 

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When I’m sick

 

When I’m sick, Lord,
Help me still to serve you.

When I’m hurt, Lord,
Help me to forgive.

When I sin, Lord,
Help me to say sorry.

Then, though I am dust,
I’ll fully live!

 

References

Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only (Luke 4:8; NIV).

When you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too (Mark 11:25; NLT). 

If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; NIV). 

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

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NIV). 

 

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Mirror-image Lent reflections

 

1. We have hurt others

Heal them, Lord,
The people we have damaged.

Heal them, Lord,  
Until they can forgive.

Heal them, Lord,
Till they no longer hate us.

Heal us, Lord, 
So all may fully live.

 

2. Others have hurt us 

Heal us, Lord,
Till we love those who’ve hurt us.

Heal us, Lord, 
Until we can forgive.

Heal us, Lord,
Till we no longer hate them. 

Heal us, Lord,
So all may fully live.

 

References

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

We have all sinned against you (Jeremiah 14:20; NLT).

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

Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:28; NLT).

Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her (John 8:7; RSV).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NIV). 

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Live in me

Lord,

Live in me,
Until we share
One heartbeat.

Dwell in me,
Until our minds
Are one.

Rest in me,
Until we host
One Spirit.

Reign in me,
Until my life
Is done.

 

References

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

He dwells with you, and will be in you (John 14:17; RSV).

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

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

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

The reign of God is within you (Luke 17:21; YLT).

 

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Second nature

Lord, live in me,
So I become like you,

For Saint Paul says:
We have the mind of Christ.

Then you, Lord, will become
My second nature,  

And I will gladly share
Your sacrifice. 

 

References

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters (1 John 3:16; NLT).

 

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We’re one

Lord,
You make us all to be like you:
You live in us, you’re part of us,
We’re one.

Lord,
May we respond to this great gift:
We live in you, we’re part of you,
We’re one.

Lord,
May we love everyone alive:
You live in us, you’re part of us,
We’re one.

Lord,
May we rejoice with all the world:
We live in you, we’re part of you,
We’re one.

 

References

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our own image, to be like us” (Genesis 1:26; NLT).

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

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

Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep” (John 21:17; NLT).

Rejoice forever in my creation! (Isaiah 65:18; 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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Never stop praying

If you never stop praying,
With nothing concealed,
And confess all your failings
Your mind will be healed.

If you thank God unceasingly,
Love without end,
And worship him gladly
Your heartache will mend.     

If you’re always rejoicing,
Forgiving each wrong,
And asking God’s mercy
Your soul will grow strong. 

So, live in his presence, 
Commune day and night,    
Then you will eternally
Walk in his light.

 

References 

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

The godly will live in your presence (Psalm 140:13; NLT).

She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:36-7; NLT).

Blessed are those […] who walk in the light of your presence, Lord (Psalm 89:15; NIV).

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