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Stop!

Stop!

Be still.
Be silent.

In darkness,
Sit alone.

Wait patiently,
And listen,

For God
Is in your soul.

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

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

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

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35; NIV).

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:9; NIV).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).

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

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Inner demons

Today’s prayer is a development from yesterday’s:

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil (Matthew 4:1; NLT).

Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation (Matthew 26:41; NLT).

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation (James 1:12; NLT).

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Even you were tempted
By your inner demons, Lord –

The all-too-human urgings
Of your shadow –

So it’s no surprise
That we are tempted too.

Please help us
To endure temptation patiently;

To watch and pray,
So we will not give in;

For then we will become
Much more like you.

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Peace, be still

Wait patiently (Psalm 37:7; NLT).

Their hearts are troubled like a wild sea in a raging storm (Jeremiah 49:23; NLT).

He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm (Nahum 1:3; NLT).

As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand (Exodus 33:22; NLT).

Peace, be still (Mark 4:39; KJV).

 

Please help me
To wait patiently
While this storm
Passes by,
As I repeat
Your words, Lord –
Peace, be still.

 

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Like you

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).

My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will (Matthew 26:39; NIV).

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

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

 

Lord,
Help me to face
My suffering patiently,
So I become a little more
Like you.

Lord,
Help me to face
My suffering valiantly,
So I learn to transcend it –
Just like you.

 

 

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Transformation

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think (Romans 12:2. NLT).

He will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit (Ephesians 3:16; NLT).

When I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:10; NLT).

Those who shed tears as they plant will shout for joy when they reap the harvest (Psalm 126:5; NLT).

 

Lord,
By the mysterious action
Of your love,
You slowly help us
To transform our suffering
And weakness
Into patient inner strength,
And even joy!

 

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