Prayer, prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

When I’m too ill for joy

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

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

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Lord God,

When I’m too ill
For joy,
May I still pray to you;

When I’m too ill
For prayer,
May I still thank you;

And when I’m too ill
For thanks,
May we be one.

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Living water

Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’ (John 7:38; NLT).

The Lord [is] the fountain of living water (Jeremiah 17:13; NLT).

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May your living water
Flow through us
To others, Lord;

May your living water
Flow through us
To all.

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Poor shadow

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine (Isaiah 9:2; NLT).

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12; NLT).

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it (John 1:5; NLT).

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Lord,
I’d never catch a glimpse
Of my poor shadow,
If it wasn’t for your light
In silent prayer!

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Struggle to forgive

“Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:22; NLT).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke11:4; NLT).

Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:28; NLT).

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I struggle to forgive
All those who hurt me.

Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I do my best to love
All those who hurt me.

Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I try hard to pray
For those who hurt me.

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