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When silence is too much

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

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

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

Praise the Lord (Psalm 68:19; NLT).

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When silence
Is too much
For me to bear, Lord,

May I whisper
Love and praise,
In simple prayer.

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Still, small voice

After the earthquake there was a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

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

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Lord, thank you
For your still, small voice
In silent prayer –

For how else could I hear
The thoughts
I constantly suppress?

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Wandering thoughts

I will give you treasures hidden in darkness (Isaiah 45:3; NLT).

I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15:26; NLT).

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Friends,

Don’t reject
Your wandering thoughts
In silent prayer,

Pushing them back
Into your shadow self,

Or substituting them
With views you find
More “positive”.

Instead,
Please hear them out
With due respect,

So you can learn from them,
And change, and grow –

For their purpose
Is to tell you
Who you are.

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Poor shadow

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine (Isaiah 9:2; NLT).

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12; NLT).

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it (John 1:5; NLT).

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Lord,
I’d never catch a glimpse
Of my poor shadow,
If it wasn’t for your light
In silent prayer!

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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).

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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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Growing towards completeness

I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches (Isaiah 45:3; NLT).

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me (Psalm 139:1; NIV).

When completeness comes, what is in part disappears (1 Corinthians 13:10; NLT).

Put on your new nature, created to be like God (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

We shall be like him (1 John 3:2; ESV).

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Lord God,

In quiet prayer
I share with you

The secret riches
Of my shadow self,

Though you already
Know them very well –

My silent hurt
And bitterness,

Resentment,
Anger,

Envy, hate
And fear.

Then, as I integrate them,
One by one,

Into a fuller knowledge
Of my self,

Slowly, I change,
Growing towards completeness,

As I become
A little more like you.

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