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A vagrant

 

Christ our Lord, 
A vagrant
With no beauty in man’s sight;

Christ our Lord,
Despite your rags
You wear a robe of light;

Christ our Lord,
God’s only Son,
Who heals, forgives, and saves;

Christ our Lord,
You suffered death for us,
Your willing slaves.

 

References

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him (Isaiah 53:2; NIV).

He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light (Matthew 17:2; NIV).

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies (Psalm 103:2-4; NLT).

Whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else (Mark 10:44; NLT).

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Save us!

 

Lord, 

Save us, 
For we suffer –
Heal our bodies. 

Save us, 
For we sorrow – 
Heal our minds.

Save us, 
For we founder –
Heal our hearts, Lord.

Save us, 
For we perish –
Heal our souls.

 

References 

The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown” (Matthew 8:25; NLT).

You threw me into the ocean depths, and I sank down to the heart of the sea. The mighty waters engulfed me; I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves (Jonah 2:3; NLT).

You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth (Psalm 71:20; NLT).

Lord, be merciful to me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee (Psalm 41:4; WEB).

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May we throw out “self”

 

Father,
May we throw out self,
Like cargo from a storm-tossed ship,
Then take on board your only Son –
Lord, save us!

Father, 
May we throw out self,
Like tackle from a flooding ship,
Then take on board your Comforter –
Lord, save us!

Father, 
May we throw out self,
Like treasure from a sinking ship,
Then take on board your presence, Lord – 
Please save us!

 

References

As gale-force winds continued to batter the ship, the crew began throwing the cargo overboard (Acts  27:18; NLT).

Then he [Jesus] climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped (Mark 6:51; NLT).

Lord, save us! We’re going to drown! (Matthew 8:25; NLT).

They even took some of the ship’s gear and threw it overboard (Acts 27:19; NLT). 

I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever (John 14:16; KJV).

What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? (Mark 8:36; NLT). 

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Love and save

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15; NLT).

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

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Lord, 

You reveal yourself
Through your dear Son,

Through everything he’s said
And done,

Through everyone he healed,
Forgave,

For you sent him to love,
And save.

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Help us!

The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” (Matthew 8:25; NLT).

Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).


Please help us, Lord,
And save us,
Or else
We will b
e swamped
By all the storms
Of life,
And death.

Amen.

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Belonging

He made us, and we are his (Psalm 100:3; NLT).

I love the LORD because he hears my voice (Psalm 116:1; NLT).

He guides me along right paths (Psalm 23:3; NLT).

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

He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4; NLT).

So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NLT).

Father,
You made me,
And I am yours.

You see and hear me,
Know and teach me,
Guide and protect me,
Heal and help me,
Love and forgive me,
Comfort and save me.

Thank you for making me, Lord,
For whether I live or die,
I always belong to you.

In Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

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QUESTIONS

Questions 

We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus (Acts 15:11; NLT).

He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).

He restores my soul (Psalm 23:3; NKJV).

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NIV).

The LORD blesses them with peace (Psalm 29:11; NLT).


There is no grace
Like yours, Lord –

So why am I surprised
When you forgive my sins?

There is no care
Like yours, Lord –

So why am I amazed
When you restore my soul?

There is no love
Like yours, Lord –

So why am I astonished
When you bless me with peace?

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