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Be holy

You must be holy, because I, the Lord, am holy (Leviticus 20:26; NLT).

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes (Ephesians 1:4; NLT).

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

Use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God (Romans 6:13; NLT).

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Lord,
May my flesh be holy,
So I can seek you today.

May my mind be holy,
So I can hear you today.

May my heart be holy,
So I can love you today.

May my soul be holy,
So I can find you today.

May my life be holy,
So I can serve you today.

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May I become holy

You must be holy, because I, the Lord, am holy (Leviticus 20:26; NLT).

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes (Ephesians 1:4; NLT).

Use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God (Romans 6:13; NLT).

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Lord,
May I become holy,
As I seek you today.

May my mind become holy,
As I hear you today.

May my heart become holy,
As I love you today.

May my soul become holy,
As I praise you today.

May my life become holy,
As I serve you today.

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Wordless

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

[The] Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words (Romans 8:26; NRSV).

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Lord God,
In silent prayer,
I sometimes feel

As if my mind
Will burst
With wordless joy,

Or that my heart
Will break
With wordless grief.

Then my soul
Melts away
In wordless bliss,

To unify
With yours,
In wordless love.

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Whatever happens

Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16; NIV).

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart (John 14:27; NLT).

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Whatever happens
To my flesh,
And bones,
And blood, Lord,

May I have
Peace of mind,
And heart,
And soul.

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Inner space

Pray about everything (Philippians 4:6; NLT).

Give your burdens to the Lord (Psalm 55:22; NLT).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

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

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Before you start to meditate
Share all that’s on your mind,
And in your heart,
With God.

Then, having cleared
Some precious inner space,
You’ll be more able
To wait patiently,
In silence.

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At death

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

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

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At death
We are completely healed,
In body, heart, and mind.
Then our souls return
To reunite with you,
Our Maker and our God,
For evermore.

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