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Constant prayer

Lord,

May this be 
My constant, eager prayer,

With every breath,
And every step I take,

With every heartbeat,
For your dear Son’s sake:

Father, 
I return to you.
I love you.

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References

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

This is my dearly loved Son (Mark 9:7; NLT).

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

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

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If I return

Only in returning to me […] will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

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If I return to you, Lord,
Will you return to me?

If I believe in you, Lord,
Will you believe in me?

If I speak truth to you, Lord,
Will you speak truth to me?

If I have faith in you, Lord,
Will you have faith in me?

If I dwell in your presence,
Will you, Lord, dwell in me?

And if I say I love you,
Will you say you love me?

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Your timeless womb

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

How short is life! (Job 14:1; 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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From the day we leave
Your timeless womb,
Lord God,

To start our finite lives
On this,
Your earth,

Each moment
Brings us closer
To our death,

When we return,
To merge again
With you.

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Returning home

“Return home, you wayward children,” says the Lord (Jeremiah 3:14; NLT).

If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored (Job 22:23; NLT).

If you return to me, I will restore you (Jeremiah 15:19; NLT).

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

 

Lord,
May we,
Your wayward children,
Return home to you
Repeatedly
Throughout our lives,
So that our souls
May be restored.

 

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Returning

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NLT).

The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Return, O my soul, to your rest (Psalm 116:7: ESV).

 

Lord,
I cannot reconnect with you,
For we are one.

Neither can I reunite with you,
For we are one.

I can only return to you, repeatedly –
For we are one.

 

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I trust in you

I trust in you, my God! (Psalm 25:2; NLT).

You, God, are […] my God on whom I can rely (Psalm 59:17; NIV).

I cling to you (Psalm 62:8; NLT).

I will be a sanctuary to you during your time in exile (Ezekiel 11:16; NLT).

The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

 

Father,
I trust in you,
Rely on you,
And cling to you,

For I’m part of you,
In exile,
Here on earth,

And to you
I will return,
When life is done.

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