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Faith

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

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

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

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Lord,

Faith does not mean
Following lots of rules –

It means seeing you
In your created world,

Loving you
In everyone we meet,

And discovering you
Deep within ourselves.

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May I glimpse you

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

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge (Psalm 19:1-2; NIV).

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

The Lord is near (Genesis 28:16; NLT).

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May I glimpse you
In all I see,

And know you, Lord,
In all I hear.

May I touch you
In all I meet,

And find you, Lord,
For you are near.

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Recognition

Suddenly their eyes were opened, and they recognised him (Luke 24:31; NLT).

O nations of the world, recognise the Lord (1 Chronicles 16:28; NLT).

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

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Lord God,
May I recognise you today
In everything I see,
All those I meet,
And even in myself.

 

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I wait for you

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62:1; ESV).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

 

Lord,
If I wait silently for you
Each day,
And you wait silently
For me,
Then we will surely meet
And merge –
In silence.

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I love you

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

 

I love you, Lord,
I love you.

What else is there
To say?

May I love you
In all I meet,

And in myself,
Today.

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Perfect love

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

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

You, too, must show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

 

Lord,
Please fill me
From top to toe
With your perfect love,
So I can love
Everyone I meet –
Without exception.

 

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