Breast cancer, mastectomy,, chronic fatigue, exile, Prayer, presence, search, suffering

I long for you

My God, my God, 
I long for you, 
Though you are always here,
Within my body.

My God, my God,
I yearn for you,    
Though you are always here,
Within my mind.

My God, my God,
I thirst for you,
Though you are always here,
Within my heart, Lord.

My God, my God,
I search for you,
Though you always here,
Within my soul. 

 

References

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

I long for you, O God (Psalm 42:1; NLT).

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

I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain (Psalm 143:6; NLT).

All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God (Isaiah 26:9; NLT).

He lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).

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Never stop praying

If you never stop praying,
With nothing concealed,
And confess all your failings
Your mind will be healed.

If you thank God unceasingly,
Love without end,
And worship him gladly
Your heartache will mend.     

If you’re always rejoicing,
Forgiving each wrong,
And asking God’s mercy
Your soul will grow strong. 

So, live in his presence, 
Commune day and night,    
Then you will eternally
Walk in his light.

 

References 

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

The godly will live in your presence (Psalm 140:13; NLT).

She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:36-7; NLT).

Blessed are those […] who walk in the light of your presence, Lord (Psalm 89:15; NIV).

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What is my flesh?

 

What is my flesh,
If not your Spirit’s temple? 

What is my mind, 
If not your Son’s mind, too?

What is my heart
If not his Mother’s home, Lord? 

What is my soul,
If not a part of you?

 

References

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? (1 Corinthians 6:19; NLT).

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

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

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My only strength

   

Lord, 

You are 
My only strength –

I have none
Of my own.

I love you, Lord, 
With all my mind –

May my thoughts
Be your home. 

I love you, Lord,
With all my heart –

Your temple 
Here on earth.

I love you, Lord,
With all my soul –

The stable 
Of your birth. 

 

References

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).

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

While they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling-cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn (Luke 2:6-7; RSV).

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All you make

 

Lord, 
All you make
Becomes your sacred body; 

All living things 
Are born
Within your mind; 

And all of us
Are temples 
Of your Spirit,

For your heart 
Beats within 
All humankind.

 

References

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

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

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

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You gave your heart

You gave your heart, Lord,
And your mind.

You gave your body,
And your blood.

You gave your life
For humankind.

You gave your all,
For you are love.

References

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

Jesus gave his life for our sins (Galatians 1:4; NLT).

He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19-20; NIV).

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT). 

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Don’t kid yourself

 

Don’t kid yourself
That you are right –

Just love the Lord
With all your might. 

Don’t kid yourself
That you are kind –

Just love the Lord
With all your mind.

Don’t kid yourself
That you are smart –

Just love the Lord
With all your heart.

Don’t kid yourself
That you are whole –

Just love the Lord
With all your soul.

 

References

If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important (Galatians 6:3; NLT).

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

God have mercy on me, a sinner (Luke 18:13; NIV).

You, Lord, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you (Psalm 69:5; NIV).

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