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Dust

 

Lord,

You make us all from dust;
You know how weak we are.

You send us into exile here,
And watch us from afar.

 

Lord,

You make us all from dust;
To dust we all return.

Then our souls reunite with you,
The One for whom we yearn.

 

References

The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; NLT).

He knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust (Psalm 103:14; NLT).

My people will know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them away to exile and brought them home again (Ezekiel 39:28; NLT).

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind (Psalm 14:2; NIV).

You were made from dust, and to dust you will return (Genesis 3:19; NLT).

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

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning (Psalm 130:6; NET).

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I return to you

 

Father,
I return to you;
I love you.

Lord,
You run to welcome me;
You love me.

Lord,
You take me in your arms;
You love me. 

Lord,
You kiss and hold me tight;
You love me.

 

Father,
You forgive my sins;
You love me.

Lord,
You heal me through and through;  
You love me.

Lord,
You crown me with your grace;
You love me.

Lord,
I am in paradise: 
You love me.

 

References

“Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty (Malachi 3:7; NIV).

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

Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and  crowns me with love and tender mercies (Psalm 103:3-4; NLT).

He gives us grace and glory (Psalm 84:11; NLT).

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

Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43; NLT).

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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.

 

References

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

This is my dearly loved Son (Matthew 3:17; NLT).

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

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

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I return to you

Lord,

When I awake,
May I return to you;

And, all day long,
May I return to you.

In silent prayer,
May I return to you;

And when I sleep,
May I return to you.

So, whilst I live,
May I return to you;

And when I die,
May I return to you.

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References 

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

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