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When we lose you

Jesus, 
When we lose you   
In our troubles,
May we search until
We find your peace.

Spirit,
When we lose you 
In our sorrow,
May we search until
We share your love.

Mary,
When we lose you
In our sickness,
May we search until 
We know your grace. 

Father,
When we lose you
In our darkness, 
May we search
Until we see your face.

 

References 

O God, you are my God. I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you (Psalm 63:1; NLT).

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13; NLT).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT). 

Peace I leave you; my peace I give you (John 14:27; NIV).

He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love (Romans 5:5; NLT).

Here is your mother (John 19:27; NLT). 

Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; KJV).

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I long for you

My God, my God, 
I long for you, 
Though you are always here,
Within my body.

My God, my God,
I yearn for you,    
Though you are always here,
Within my mind.

My God, my God,
I thirst for you,
Though you are always here,
Within my heart, Lord.

My God, my God,
I search for you,
Though you always here,
Within my soul. 

 

References

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

I long for you, O God (Psalm 42:1; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain (Psalm 143:6; NLT).

All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God (Isaiah 26:9; NLT).

He lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).

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Seeking you

 

Lord,

I’d rather spend 
My whole life 
Seeking you 
Without success,  

Than search 
For any other ‘god’ –
And find!

References

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT). 

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

You must acknowledge no God but me (Hosea 13:4; NLT).

There is no other god but me! (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).

A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked (Psalm 84:10; NLT).

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Rejection

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9; NIV).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

You have rejected him (Job 34:33; NLT).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

 

Lord,
You love everything you make,
Including us, your people.

So how we must hurt
And grieve your heart,

When we give up
Our search for you,

Reject you,
Then deny that you exist.

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Searching

God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him (Acts 17:27; NIV),

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).
 

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

 

Lord,
I’m reaching out –
Searching for you
In your infinity of light,
And love,
And peace.

And I’m reaching in –
Searching for you
In my restless mind,
My anxious heart,
And damaged soul.

 

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Heart and soul

If you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him (Deuteronomy 4:29; NLT).

If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in (Rev 3:20; NLT).

We are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).

 

Lord,
As I search for you
In contemplation,
You’re already here;

As I open the door
To let you in,
You’re already here;

And as I welcome you
Into your temple,
You’re already here –

For your kingdom
Is within my heart
And soul.

 

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Contemplation

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

There is one Lord …who is over all and in all and living through all
(Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

“He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust (Psalm 91:2; NIV).

None can compare with you (Psalm 40:5; NIV).


Father,
During contemplation,
I search for you
Deep within my soul;

And when I find you,
I worship
Without words,

For you are my God,
In whom I trust,
And none can compare with you.

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