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Speak the truth

Father,

May I always 
Speak the truth 
To you in prayer,

With no pretence, 
”Forgetting”,
Or false shame;

And may I pray 
At all times 
In your Holy Spirit, Lord, 

With faith, and hope, 
And love,
Through your Son’s name.

 

References 

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

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

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion (Ephesians 6:18; NLT).

Three things will last forever — faith, hope and love — and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

Ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it (John 14:14; NLT).

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Pray constantly

Pray constantly, 
Both day and night;

Rejoice in God,
And never stop.

Thank him for good 
And bad alike –

Commune with him,
No matter what!

References

Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; CSB).

Rejoice always (1 Thessalonians 5:16; NIV).

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realise that both come from God (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NLT).

Commune with your own heart (Psalm 77:6; KJV).

Don’t you realise that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

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When I can’t rejoice

When I can’t rejoice, Lord,
May I pray.

When I cannot pray, Lord, 
May I sleep.

When I cannot sleep, Lord,
May I rest.

When I cannot rest, Lord, 
May I weep.

When I cannot weep, Lord,
May I wait –

Enduring all,
For you will keep me safe. 

References

Always be joyful (1 Thessalonians 5:16; NLT).

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

I think, ‘My bed will comfort me, and sleep will ease my misery’ (Job 7:13; NLT).

I am churning within and cannot rest (Job 30:27; CSB).

I weep with sorrow (Psalm 119:28; NLT).

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

In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind (2 Corinthians 6:4; NLT).

You alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8; NLT).

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Your breath is my soul

You formed me, Father,
Then I came to birth.

The cord was cut –
Survival was my goal.

You breathed the breath of life
Into my body,

And thus your Spirit, Lord,
Became my soul.

May I always know
Your Spirit’s presence;

May I pray in him
Till my last breath.

Then my bones will go back 
To the dust, Lord, 

But my soul will merge with you
Beyond my death. 

References

The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7; WEB).

The Spirit of God lives in you (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion (Ephesians 6:18; NLT). 

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

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Breathe

 

Breathe,
Live;
Love,
Give.

Pray,
Grow;
Serve,
Know.

Grieve,
Cry;
Bear,
Die.

See,
Kiss;
Merge,
Bliss.

 

References

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

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

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his (Psalm 100:3; NIV).

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

Now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NIV).

While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NIV).

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

Come and share your master’s happiness (Matthew 25:21; NIV).

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Rejoice in God

 

Rejoice in God
Both night and day;  

Give thanks to him,
And always pray.

Put all your faith
In God above;

Don’t give up hope,
But grow in love.  

 

References

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

Three things will last forever – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

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To breathe is to pray

 

To breathe is to pray.
To pray is to live.

To live is to love.
To love is to give.

To give is to grow.
To grow is to serve.

To serve is to die.
To die is to merge. 

 

References

I will pray as long as I have breath (Psalm 116:2; NLT).

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

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).

The godly love to give (Proverb 21:26: (NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

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

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters (1 John 3:16; NLT).

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

The person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him (1 Corinthians 6:17; NLT

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