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More like you

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

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Lord God,

Please make me
More and more
Like you.

May my mind
Be more like
Your mind,

My heart
Be more like
Your heart,

And my soul
Be more like
Your soul,

Now,
And for evermore,
Amen.

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In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NIV).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

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

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you (Romans 8:11; NLT).

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One goal

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (John 1:14; NIV).

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

I will give them one heart (Jeremiah 32:39; NLT).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

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

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Lord,
We share one flesh
With you,

One mind,
One heart,
One soul.

So, may we share
One faith
With you,

One hope,
One love,
One goal.

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We’re your kin

He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have (Romans 8:3; NLT).

All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers (Luke 2:47; NLT).

Love your enemies! […] Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:27-8; NLT).

Jesus replied, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he looked around him and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:33-5; NLT).

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Lord,

You had a mortal body,
Just like ours,

And the finest human mind
There’s ever been.

Plus, you have such perfect love
For all the world,

And the wisest ever soul –
Yet we’re your kin.

 

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My lips say I forgive

Whilst listening to a radio play called Home Front, one character said something that suggested the beginning of this prayer to me, so I’m very grateful to the writer for their inspiration.

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Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

Do not nurse hatred in your heart (Leviticus 19:17; NLT).

Forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart (Matthew 18:35; NLT).

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Lord,

My lips say
I forgive all those
Who hurt me,

But my mind knows
It needs longer
To catch up.

My mind says
I forgive all those
Who hurt me;

But my heart knows
It needs longer
To catch up.

My heart says
I forgive all those
Who hurt me;

But my soul knows
It needs longer,
To catch up.

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Help me to forgive

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke 11:4; NLT).

Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

Do not nurse hatred in your heart (Leviticus 19:17; NLT).

Forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart (Matthew 18:35; NLT).

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Lord,

Help me to forgive
Not only with my lips,

But with my mind,
And heart,
And soul

As well.

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My dull mind

The Lord […] reveals his thoughts to mankind (Amos 4:13; NLT).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son (John 3:16; NLT).

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

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Lord,

May my dull mind
Be one with yours,
So I can share your thoughts
In contemplation.

May my cold heart
Be one with yours,
So I can share your love
For every person.

May my small soul,
Be one with yours,
So I can share
Your unity with all.

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We share your light

We now have this light shining in our hearts (2 Corinthians 4:7; NLT).

My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

I will give them one heart (Jeremiah 32:39; NLT).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

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Lord God,
We share your light,
Your truth,
Your peace.

Lord God,
We share your faith,
Your hope,
Your love.

Lord God,
We share your mind,
Your heart,
Your soul.

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