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Sin splits us

 

Sin splits us from our selves, Lord God,
May we confess, repent.
Forgive us through your Son’s great love 
And mercy, heaven-sent. 

Sin cuts us off from you, our God,
So we can’t see your face.
Forgive us; heal our hearts and souls,
So we may know your grace.

Sin separates us, Father God,
From those we have upset.
Forgive us as we make our peace, 
And show them our regret.

So may we, Lord, be reconciled
With self, with you, with all.
Forgive and heal us, Mighty God,
So we can hear your call.

 

References

Repent of your sins and turn to God (Matthew 3:2; 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).

Your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear (Isaiah 59:2; NIV).

God saved you by his grace when you believed (Ephesians 2:8; NLT).

Forgive us our sins (Luke 11:4; NLT).

If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; NIV).

Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am” (1 Samuel 3:4; NIV). 

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We are not separate

Neither death nor life […] nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-9; NIV).

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

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

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one (John 17:21; NLT).

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Lord,

We are not separate from you,
Nor are you separate from us;

We are not separate from nature,
Nor is nature separate from us;

We are not separate from others,
Nor are others separate from us;

For nothing is separate from you,
And nothing is separate from us.

 

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Self

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

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

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17).

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I know my ideal self
Does not exist, Lord,

While my outward self
Is merely a defence.

So perhaps my shadow self
Is all I am, Lord?

No wonder that
I often use pretence!

Yet, in truth, I have
No separate self at all, Lord,

Though self is an illusion
I hold fast.

But now’s the time
To let it go forever, Lord,

For I see I’m simply
Part of you – at last!

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Time out

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

In him we live and move and have our being (Act 17:28; NIV).

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

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Meditation offers us time out
From the uniquely human illusion
That we are separate
From all living things,
Including God.

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Not separate

He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person (Genesis 2:7; NLT).

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

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

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

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

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

 

Lord,
You are not separate
From your creation,
For you are the breath
In our bodies.

You are not separate
From your creation,
For you are the light
In our minds.

You are not separate
From your creation,
For you are the love
In our hearts.

You are not separate
From your creation,
For you are the peace
In our souls.

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Not separate

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT).

You created all things (Revelation 4:11; NLT).

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

 

Lord God,
You are not separate
From your creation,
For you live in
And through
All you have made.

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