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Always with me

 

Father,
Always with me –
You’re the light
That guides my feet.

Jesus,
Always with me –
You’re in everyone
I meet

Mary,
Always with me – 
You’re the guardian
Of my soul.

Spirit,
Always with me –
You’re the love
That makes me whole.

 

References 

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path (Psalm 119:105; NLT).

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

He took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed (Luke 1:48; NLT).

We know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love (Romans 5:5; NLT).

 

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Mary

 

Lord, 

My mother didn’t mean
To hurt me –
She simply had a child,
Then didn’t cope.

She didn’t have the qualities 
I needed,
So I grew up with her,
But without hope. 

She managed me
By trying to control me
With condemnation, fury,  
Screaming, blame.        

She damaged me 
By pouring out resentment;
I ended up with trauma, 
Fear, and shame. 

But now you give me Mary
For my mother –
The finest woman
Who will ever live; 

So every day I thank you 
For Our Lady, 
Who prays that we will heal, 
Love, and forgive. 

 

References

When Jesus saw his mother standing there 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). 

They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus (Acts 1:14; NLT). 

From now on all generations will call me blessed (Luke 1:48; NLT).

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None beside you

Father,
There is none beside you
But the Son, in heaven above.

Jesus, 
There is none beside you
But the Spirit, who is Love.  

Spirit,
There is none beside you
But the Mother of the Lamb.

Mary,
There is none beside you   
But our God, the great I AM. 

 

References

I am Jehovah, and there is none else; there is no God beside me (Isaiah 45:5; DBY).

Since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let’s hold firmly to what we believe (Hebrews 4:14; NLT).

He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love (Romans 5:5; NLT).

As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36; NLT). 

God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14; NLT).

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You love me

 

Father,
You love me,
So nothing else matters –

Not even trials
Or fears. 

Jesus,
You love me,
So nothing else matters –

Not even sorrow
Or tears.

Mary, 
You love me,
So nothing else matters –

Not even sickness
Or stress. 

Spirit,
You love me,
So nothing else matters –

Not even life, Lord, 
Or death.

 

References

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

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You’re here

 

I don’t have to search
For a temple or church  
To worship you, Father –    
You’re here.  

I don’t have to thirst
For the land of your birth  
To follow you, Jesus –   
You’re here. 

I don’t have to pray
At a shrine far away
To seek your help, Mary –
You’re here.

I don’t have to go
Back to Pentecost, so
I can blaze with you, Spirit – 
You’re here;

For my flesh is your temple, 
My mind is your home,
My heart is your shrine,
And my soul is your own.

 

References

We are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; 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). 

You have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

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

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

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You’re my Father

 

Lord God, 
You’re my Father,
So I never feel alone.

Mary,
You’re my Mother,
For I have none of my own. 

Spirit,
You’re my Comforter,
My Advocate and Friend.

Jesus, 
You’re my Saviour 
And my Shepherd, to life’s end. 

 

References

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (Matthew 6:9; RSV).

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

He will give you another Advocate [Comforter, Encourager, Counsellor], who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth (John 14:16-17; NLT). 

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18; RSV).

I am the good shepherd; I know my own and they know me (John 10:14; RSV).

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

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Smile

 

Smile –
For God is giving you 
His blessing from above. 

Smile –
For Christ is pouring out 
Forgiveness through his blood.

Smile –
For Mary lifts your cares 
To God each time you pray.

Smile –
For God’s great Spirit dwells 
Within you every day.

 

References

God, our God, blesses us (Psalm 67:6; NLT).

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 1:7; NIV).

Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often (Luke 2:19: NLT).

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NKJV).

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