Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

Love and serve

 

Love and serve –
That’s all we need to do.

Love and serve all people, Lord –
And you.  

 

References

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12:9; NLT).

Love the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 30:20; NIV).

Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8;NLT). 

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Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

My task

When you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too (Mark 11:25; NLT).

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

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).

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Lord,

So often it has crossed my mind
To say:

I’d forgive them like a shot,
If they’d say sorry.

But many people
Never say they’re sorry,

Yet, still, my task
Is always to forgive.

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Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,, Prayer

Hear what I say

Hear what I say,
And do as I do,

This is what Jesus
Is saying to you.

Follow my lead,
And become more like me –

This is how Jesus
Wants you to be.

Treat all with kindness,
Love them all, too –

So other people
See Jesus in you.

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Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matthew 11:15; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

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

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

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

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At one

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me (John 17:21; NLT).

 

Lord,
To be at one with you,
And with all people:
That’s what I seek.

To love you,
And to love all people:
That’s what I seek.

To serve you,
And to serve all people:
That’s what I seek.

Please help me, Lord,
Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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To love you

Love the Lord your God (Mark 12:30; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your enemies! (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you (John 17:21; NLT).

 

Lord,
To love you
Is to love all people;
And to love all people
Is to love you.

To serve you
Is to serve all people;
And to serve all people
Is to serve you.

To be one with you
Is to be one with all people;
And to be one with all people
Is to be one with you.

 

 

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Love

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27; NIV).

 

Father,
Please fill me
So full of love
For you
And other people,
That there’s no room
Within me
For anxiety,
Depression,
Hurt,
And fear.

 

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Keep on seeking

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

When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you (Jeremiah 29:13; NET).

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands (Psalm 19:1; NLT).

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

 

Lord,
What matters
Is to seek you every day
In contemplation,
In the living world,
And everyone we meet –
The rest
Is down to you.

 

 

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