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The light of the world

I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness (John 8:12; NLT).

God shines in glorious radiance (Psalm 50:2; NLT).

Follow the way of love (1 Corinthians 14:1; NIV).

You satisfy my soul (Psalm 63:5; NET).

 

Lord,
You are the light
Of the world.

May your glorious radiance
Reveal the way of love,

Illuminate
Our darkened minds,

Invigorate
Our hardened hearts,

And satisfy
Our hungry, thirsty souls.

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CONTEMPLATION

Contemplation

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

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

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

In your presence there is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11; NRSV).

But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

You satisfy me more than the richest feast (Psalm 63:5; NLT).

Silence.
Stillness.
Waiting.

Darkness.
Emptiness.
Space.

Light.
Presence.
Worship.

Praise.
Joy.
Peace.

Love.
Union.
Fulfilment.

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At peace

At peace 

He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need (Acts 17:25; NLT).

For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things (Psalm 107:9; NLT).


Lord,
In contemplation,
I open myself to you,
Until my mind,
My heart,
And my soul,
Are satisfied.

Then,
I am contented,
And at peace.

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God’s hand

God’s hand 

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand (1 Peter 5:6; NIV).

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind  (Job 12:10; NIV).

…when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things (Psalm 104:28; NLT).

…when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust (Psalm 104:29; NLT).

For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NLT).

The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD (Job 1:21; NLT).


Lord,
My life
Is in your hand.

When you open it,
I am satisfied
With good things.

When you close it,
I will die
And turn to dust.

Then my spirit
Will return to you,
Who gave it,

And I will praise your name
For evermore –
In paradise. 

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Happiness

Happiness

Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:2-5; NIV).

Lord,
I’m so happy!

For the first time ever
There is nothing
I need to ask for.

Please prepare me
To serve you,
And help me to do your will.

In Jesus’ name
Amen.

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