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It makes no sense

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

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

You are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).

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It make no sense
To tell you that I love you,

It makes no sense
To say that you love me,

It makes no sense
To add that we love everyone –

Since all are one in love,
Eternally.

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Your will be done

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

May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

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Lord God,
Our world is in a mess
Of selfishness
And bitterness.

May your love
Bind us into one –
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.

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Closing my eyes

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

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

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

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

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Lord,
Closing my eyes,
I sink into the darkness
Of your womb.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the stillness
Of your love.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the silence
Of your presence.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the vastness
Of your peace.

Many thanks to Jim Marion’s book “Putting on the mind of Christ” for helping me to put these experiences into words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You hold us

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NIV).

God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it (Job 33:14; NLT).

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (James 4:10; NIV).

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

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Lord,
You hold us in your arms,
But we don’t see you;

You talk to us each day,
But we don’t hear;

You lift us when we fall,
But we don’t thank you;

Yet you love us as we are –
Year after year.

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Unfailing love

My Father’s house has many rooms (John 14:2; NIV).

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9; NIV).

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

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Lord,
You are the infinite
Everlasting God,

Who gives us endless room
For exploration,

Who has ten thousand names
Around the world,

And cares for all
With deep, unfailing love.

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Peace

Oh, that you had heeded my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river (Isaiah 48:18; NKJV).

May the Lord […] give you his peace (Numbers 6: 26; NLT).

The Lord pours down his blessings (Psalm 85:12; NLT).

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Lord God,
May peace,
Repentance,
Healing,
Light,
And love
Flood every heart
Throughout the world
Today.

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