Faith, hope, love, God, Prayer, presence

When I rest

 

When I rest,
You rest beside me,
Watching over me
In sleep.

When I walk,
You walk beside me,
Helping where the path
Is steep.

When I sit,
You sit beside me,
Teaching me
The way ahead.

When I fear,
You stay beside me,
Sharing all my tears
And dread.

When I stray
You stray beside me,
Guarding me with staff
And rod.

When I pray,
You pray beside me,
Lifting up my heart
To God.

 

References

He who watches over you will not slumber (Psalm 121:3; NIV).

As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them (Luke 24:15; NIV).

Jesus told him, “I am the way” (John 14:6; NLT).

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

The Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words (Romans 8:26; RSV).

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May I rest in peace

 

Lord,

May I rest in peace,
And wake in hope.

May I wake in hope,
And wait in faith.

May I wait in faith,
And live in love.

May I live in love,
And rest in peace.

 

References

Those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die (Isaiah 57:2; NLT).

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

Wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

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

 

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Speak to me

 

Lord,
I’ve lost my inner peace –
Please fill my mind with calm.
Speak to me, and comfort me;
Restore me with your balm.

Lord,
I’ve lost my inner peace –
Please flood my heart with rest.
Speak to me, and comfort me;
Don’t put me to the test.

Lord,
I’ve lost my inner peace –
Please feed my soul with love.
Speak to me, and comfort me;
Then heal me with your blood.

 

References 

I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes (Job 3:26; NLT).

I, yes, I am the one who comforts you (Isaiah 51:12; NLT).

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

Do not bring us to hard testing (Matthew 6:13; GNT). 

Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin (Psalm 51:2; NLT).

Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee (Psalm 41:4; KJV).

All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us (Revelation 1:5; NLT).

 

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Contemplation

Come, sit with me,
And seek my voice,

Then you will know me,
And rejoice.

Come, rest with me,
And seek my face,

Then you will share
My peace and grace.

 

References

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

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

Your own ears will hear him. (Isaiah 30:21; NLT).

The godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him (Psalm 64:10; NLT).

Seek his face always (1 Chronicles 16:11; NIV).

May God give you more and more grace and peace (2 Peter 1:2; 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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Where can I live?

Where can I live
That’s wiser than your mind?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Truth.

Where can I stay
That’s safer than your heart?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Peace.

Where can I rest
That’s kinder than your soul?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Love.

 

References

All who live in love live in God, and God lives in them
(1 John 4:16; NLT).

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

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

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

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Every breath

 

May every breath 
Become a prayer,

May every prayer 
Become a dove,

May every dove 
Fly to your heart,

And rest, forever, 
In your love.

 

References

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

Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! (Psalm 55:6; NLT).

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies (Psalm 84:3; NLT). 

Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

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