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The perfect choice

 

Father,
I have heard your call.

Father,
May I give my all.

Father,
I have heard your voice.

You, Lord, are
The perfect choice.

 

References

He let you hear his voice from heaven so he could instruct you (Deuteronomy 4:36; NLT).

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).

Few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her (Luke 10:42; NIV).

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The best kind of love

 

Dear Friend,

We both suffer, 
So I send my love –

My deep fellow-feeling;
That’s my kind of love. 

Better than pity,
I’m sending my love –

My deep fellow-feeling;
That’s my kind of love.

Stronger  than sympathy, 
Sending my love –

My deep fellow-feeling;
That’s my kind of love.

Greater than empathy, 
Sending my love –

My deep fellow-feeling;
The best kind of love.

 

References

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us (2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT).

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:11; NIV).

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2; NLT).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15).

We do not have a great high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15; NLT).

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All you make

 

Lord, 
All you make
Becomes your sacred body; 

All living things 
Are born
Within your mind; 

And all of us
Are temples 
Of your Spirit,

For your heart 
Beats within 
All humankind.

 

References

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT). 

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

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

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You gave your heart

You gave your heart, Lord,
And your mind.

You gave your body,
And your blood.

You gave your life
For humankind.

You gave your all,
For you are love.

References

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

Jesus gave his life for our sins (Galatians 1:4; NLT).

He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19-20; NIV).

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT). 

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In life

 

Lord God, 
In life, 
You dwell in us;

In death, 
We dwell in you.

Lord God,
In life, 
You’re one with us;

In death, 
We’re one with you.

Lord God,
In life, 
All souls are one;  

In death, 
All one, with you.

 

References

All who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

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

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

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. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me (John 17:21; NLT).

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Thank you

 

Lord,

Thank you for each truth you taught,
Each step you took,
Each gift you brought.

Thank you for each word you spoke,
Each healing touch,
Each rule you broke.

Thank you for each sign you gave,
Each tale you told,
Each soul you saved.

Thank you for each act of love,
Each wound received,
Each drop of blood.

 

References

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14; NKJV).

My words will never disappear (Luke 21:33; NLT).

They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all (Matthew 15:30; NLT).

The Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath (Luke 6:5; NLT).

This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory (John 2:11; NLT).

He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables (Mark 4:2; NLT).

When Jesus saw his mother standing there [near the cross] beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.”  And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home (John 19:26-7; NLT).

He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman Soldiers to be crucified (Mark 15:15; NLT).

This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many (Matthew 26:28; NLT).

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Our wilderness

 

Lord,

Our wilderness
Can be a place
Of beauty;

Our wilderness
Can be a place
Of fear.

Our wilderness
Can be a place
Of suffering;

But, beautiful,
Or dreadful,
You are here.

 

References

Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer (Luke 5:16; NLT).

God is with us (Matthew 1:23; NLT). 

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