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I love you

 

Thank you, Lord,
For this new day:
I love you.

Thank you 
For the time to pray:
I love you.

May I rejoice
Along the way:
I love you.

And always find
The time to say:
I love you.

 

References

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

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You faced your cross

 

Lord,
You faced your cross
Forgiving others;
May I face my own
In the same way.

Lord,
You faced your pain 
With care for others;
May I face my own
In the same way.

Lord,
You faced your death 
With love for others;
May I face my own
In the same way.

 

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).

Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43; NLT).

He said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home (John 19:27; NLT).

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Speak to us

 

Speak to us in silence, Lord,
So we may hear your voice.

Speak to us in stillness, Lord,
So we may know your will.

Speak to us in solitude,
So we may share your love.

Speak to us in darkness, Lord,
So we may serve you still.

 

References

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

After the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10; NIV).

Not my will, but yours be done (Luke 22:42; NIV).

He [Jesus] left in a boat to a remote area to be alone (Matthew 14:13; NLT).

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

I will give you treasures hidden in darkness – secret riches (Isaiah 45:3; NLT).

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

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Tests

Hello, everyone. I want to let you all know that I’m in hospital with breathing difficulties, just in case there is some disruption to my daily posts. I was admitted on Monday, and am currently waiting to have a scan and, hopefully, a diagnosis. Love to you all, from Ruth XXXXX

 

 

Lord,

Whether my tests are great or small,
May I help those who stumble.

Whether my pain is strong or weak,
May I help others through.

Whether my tears fall fast or slow,
May I help those who suffer.

Whether my life is long or short,
May I, like Christ, serve you.

 

References

The Lord tests the heart (Proverbs 17:3; NLT).

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

Mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15; NRSV).

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

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I love you

 

I love you, Lord,
With all my strength,
But you deserve
Much more. 

I love you, Lord,
With all my mind,
But you deserve
Much more.

I love you, Lord,
With all my heart,
But you deserve
Much more.

I love you, Lord,
With all my soul –
And I can do
No more.

 

References

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Give to the Lord the glory he deserves! (1 Chronicles 16:29; NLT).

As your name deserves, O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth (Psalm 48:10; NLT).

 

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Kindness

 

Lord God,
You are so kind to me!

It breaks my heart 
That I cannot repay –

Except by being kind
To other people,

As you are, Lord, to me,
Day after day. 

 

References

How kind the Lord is! (Psalm 116:5; NLT).

You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate (Luke 6:36; NLT).

Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; 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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