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Gentle river

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

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

I will give Jerusalem a river of peace (Isaiah 66:12; NLT).

Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river (Isaiah 48:18; NLT).



Lord God,

In still and silent

Once every shadow thought
Has been acknowledged,

Your peace flows through me,
Like a gentle river.


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In silent prayer

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

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



Lord God,
In silent prayer

Your waves of light,
Of beauty, peace, and love

Flow out to me,
And back from me to you,

For we
Are one.

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Accept your shadow

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

The Lord your God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV). 

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).


Accept your shadow –
God is light.

Confront your coldness –
God is fire.

Admit your falsehood –
God is truth.

Confess your anger –
God is peace.

Include your hatred –
God is love.

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Closing my eyes

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

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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

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


Closing my eyes,
I sink into the darkness
Of your womb.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the stillness
Of your love.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the silence
Of your presence.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the vastness
Of your peace.

Many thanks to Jim Marion’s book “Putting on the mind of Christ” for helping me to put these experiences into words.

















Inner peace

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Luke11:4; NLT).

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give (John 14:27; NLT).



Each day, I pray for those
Who’ve hurt or damaged me,
Forgiving them afresh;

And I’ll do this, Lord,
Until the hurt is healed,
And all the damage overcome,

For then
I will have inner peace,
At last.