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Learning, changing and growing

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good – except God alone” (Mark 10:18; NIV). 

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ  (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

You are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NLT).

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Lord Jesus,

Just as you
Were learning,
Changing,
And growing in faith and love
Throughout your life,

Please help me
To do the same.

I ask this, Lord,
In your dear name,
Amen.

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Peace

May your peace reign
Throughout the earth –

The peace that is beyond
All understanding;

And may each order
To make war

Find your love    
Countermanding.

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The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7; NIV).

Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7; NIV).

He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Isaiah 2:4; KJV).

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it (Psalm 34:14; NLT).

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The way of love

How can we learn
To tell your voice 
From ours, Lord?

Yours always guides us 
In the way of love.

How can we learn
To tell your will
From ours, Lord?

Yours always guides us
In the path of peace.

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Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21; NIV).

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children, and walk in the way of love (Ephesians 5:2; NIV).

I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).

The morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace (Luke 1:79-80; NLT).

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If we don’t believe…

If we don’t believe
In you, Lord,

And we don’t walk 
In your ways;

If we don’t think of
Your Son, Lord,

Or follow
What he says;

If we don’t respect
Your world, Lord,

Or go 
The extra mile –

May we still
Find something else, Lord,

To make our lives 
Worthwhile!

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The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

Walk in his ways (Deuteronomy 19:9; NLT).

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

The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it (Genesis 2:15; NLT).

If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles (Matthew 5:4; NLT).

You lived in this world without God and without hope (Ephesians 2:12; NLT).

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Balance

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done (Philippians 4:6; NLT).

He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else (Acts 17:25; NIV).

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

Always be thankful (Colossians 3:15; NLT).

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Lord,

May our requests
In prayer

Be balanced
By our thanks.   

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Your idea of healing

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).

Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee (Psalm 41:4; KJV).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

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Lord,

Your idea of healing
Is much deeper 
Than our own, 

For you, Lord, 
Want to heal
Our damaged souls.

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