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You are my heartbeat

 

Lord,
You are my heartbeat,
The pulsing of my blood;
The breath that keeps my mind alive,
My readiness to love. 

Lord,
You are my Maker,  
The Friend I don’t deserve;
My Saviour, and my lifelong goal, 
My readiness to serve.

Lord,
You are my Father, 
The One who will forgive;
My life-force, and my heart’s desire,
My readiness to live.

 

References

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

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

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

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:2; NLT).

Choose life instead of death! (2 Kings 18:32; NLT).

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Our pearl

Lord,
You are our pearl 
Beyond all price;

Our Shepherd King,  
Our way,
Our sacrifice;

Our gold, our goal,
Our Saviour,
And our spur;

Our fragrant oil, 
Our frankincense,
Our myrrh.

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References

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking out for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it! (Matthew 13:45-6; NIV).

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1; NLT).

I am the way (John 14:6; NLT).

God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin (Romans 3:25; NLT).

Let love be your highest goal (1 Corinthians 14:1; NLT).

He has sent us a mighty Saviour! (Luke 1:69; NLT).

A woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table (Matthew 26:7; NKJV).

Then they opened their treasure and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11; NIV). 

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Remember

Remember our Saviour;
Remember his birth.   

Remember his teaching;
Remember his worth. 

Remember his kindness;
Remember his truth.

Remember his wisdom;
Remember his youth.

Remember his anguish;
Remember his fear.

Remember his death –
And remember he’s here.

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References

She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them (Luke 2:7; NLT).

This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him (Luke 9:35; NLT).

I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6; NLT).

He was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).

Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross (Mark 15:24; NLT).

Christ lives within you (Romans 8:10; NLT).

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Our pearl beyond price

Lord,

You’re our pearl
Beyond price;

Our truth
And our life;

Our Saviour,
Our Christ;

Alone,
You suffice.

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“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking out for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it! (Matthew 13:45-6; NIV).

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

I am the Lord, and there is no other Saviour (Isaiah 43:11; NLT).

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God (1 John 5:1; NLT).

My grace is sufficient for you (2 Corinthians 12:19; NIV).

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A blessing

The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you (Luke 1:35; KJV).

Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:8; NLT).

The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings (Malachi 4:2; NLT).

I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children (Isaiah 44:3; NLT).

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May the power of the Father
Overshadow us,
Guarding us for evermore,
Amen.

May the power of the Saviour
Come upon us,
Healing us for evermore,
Amen.

May the power of the Spirit
Fall upon us,
Blessing us for evermore,
Amen.

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Death

A wise person thinks a lot about death (Ecclesiastes 7:4; NLT).

…you hold my right hand (Psalm 73:23; NLT).

…I will live in the house of the LORD forever (Psalm 23:6; NLT).

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

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

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

Come, death, my friend,
Take my left hand,
For God, who holds the right,
Won’t let it go.

Come, death, my shadow,
Take my arm,
And guide me to his house
For evermore. 

Come, death, my shepherd,
Take my soul,
And lead me to the one
Who gave me life.

Come, death, my saviour,
Take me home,
Beyond the darkness,
To his everlasting arms.

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TRIALS AND SORROWS

Trials and sorrows

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

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

“I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give” (John 14:27; NLT).

For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:10-11; NIV).


Lord,
Please help us
In this world of trials and sorrows.

Heal our hatred and enmity,
Our fear and violence.

Fill us with faith and hope,
With peace and love.

Then bring us, at last,
To your eternal kingdom.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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