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Unity

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

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

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Lord God,
May I pray ceaselessly,
In unity with you.

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Those who never pray

They […] wouldn’t think of praying to the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NLT).

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up (Luke 18:1; NLT).

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

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Lord God,
Please bless all those
Who never pray –

Those who don’t remember you,
Or think of you;

Those who don’t believe in you,
Or long for you;

Those who don’t trust in you,
Or seek you out –

Lord God,
Please bless all those
Who never pray.

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Today

You are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

Their eyes were opened, and they recognised him (Luke 24:31; NLT).

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

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Lord,
Please help me
To know your presence,
To pray constantly,
And to recognise you
In all I meet today.

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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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“Never stop praying”

They […] wouldn’t think of praying to the Lord (Psalm 14:2-4; NLT).

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up (Luke 18:1; NLT).

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

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Lord,
Please bless those
Who will not pray today –

Those who don’t remember you,
Or think of you;

Those who don’t believe in you,
Or long for you;

And those who don’t know you,
Or seek you –

Lord,
Please bless those
Who will not pray today.

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When I’m too ill for joy

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

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

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Lord God,

When I’m too ill
For joy,
May I still pray to you;

When I’m too ill
For prayer,
May I still thank you;

And when I’m too ill
For thanks,
May we be one.

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Struggle to forgive

“Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:22; NLT).

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

Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:28; NLT).

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

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Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I struggle to forgive
All those who hurt me.

Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I do my best to love
All those who hurt me.

Lord God,
Please help me
Time and time again,
As I try hard to pray
For those who hurt me.

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