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Darkness

God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all (1 John 1:5; NLT).

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

Moses approached the thick darkness where God was (Exodus 20:21; NLY).

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Lord,
You are light,

And in you there is no darkness
At all.

Yet you surround yourself 
With deepest darkness,

Where we can meet you safely
Every day.

 

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I find you

Keep on seeking and you will find (Luke 11:9; NLT). 

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

When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13; NET).

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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I find you in the living world 
Around me.

I find you, Lord,
In everyone I greet.

I find you during prayer 
And contemplation.

I find you in my soul, Lord,
Where we meet.

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Absorb and radiate

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

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

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Love your enemies! Do good to them (Luke 6:35; NLT).

Let love be your highest goal! (1 Corinthians 14:1; NLT).

If I didn’t love others, I would be nothing (1 Corinthians 13:2; NLT).

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Lord,
As I sit still
In contemplation,

May I absorb
Your love
For all the world.

Then,
As I go out
To face the morning,

May I radiate
Your love
To all I meet.

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Help me to seek you

There is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them (Job 32:8; NLT).

I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me! (Matthew 25:40; NLT).

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Help me to seek you, Lord,
In every person.

Help me to find you, Lord,
In all I greet.

Help me to love you, Lord,
In all I speak to.

Help me to serve you, Lord,
In all I meet.

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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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