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Closing my eyes

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

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

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

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

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Lord,
Closing my eyes,
I sink into the darkness
Of your womb.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the stillness
Of your love.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the silence
Of your presence.

Closing my eyes,
I sink into the vastness
Of your peace.

Many thanks to Jim Marion’s book “Putting on the mind of Christ” for helping me to put these experiences into words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wait for you

Wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:14; NIV).

Let all that I am wait quietly before God (Psalm 62:5; NLT).

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I wait for you
In darkness, Lord;
I wait for you
Alone.

I wait for you
In silence, Lord;
You are my rock,
My home.

I wait for you
In brilliant light;
I wait with
Every breath.

I wait for you
In life, Lord;
And I wait for you
In death.

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I wait for you

Wait until the Lord comes (1 Corinthians 4:5; NIV).

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

Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him (Psalm 62:5; NLT).

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I wait for you
In stillness, Lord;
I wait for you
In hope.

I wait for you
In silence, Lord;
I wait for you
In love.

I wait for you
In beauty, Lord;
I wait for you
In light.

I wait for you
In life, Lord;
And I wait for you
In death.

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Inner space

Pray about everything (Philippians 4:6; NLT).

Give your burdens to the Lord (Psalm 55:22; NLT).

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

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

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Before you start to meditate
Share all that’s on your mind,
And in your heart,
With God.

Then, having cleared
Some precious inner space,
You’ll be more able
To wait patiently,
In silence.

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I wait for you

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

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62:1; ESV).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

 

Lord,
If I wait silently for you
Each day,
And you wait silently
For me,
Then we will surely meet
And merge –
In silence.

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If we seek God

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

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

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62:1; ESV).

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

Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray (Mark 1:35; NLT).

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands (Psalm 19:1; NLT).

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

 

If we seek God
We cannot fail to find him,

As long as we look
In helpful ways and places –

In stillness,
And in silence;

In solitude,
And darkness;

In people,
And in nature;

And in contemplation,
Deep within ourselves.

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Nourishment

He nourishes the people, giving them food in abundance (Job 36:31; NLT).

A wise person is hungry for knowledge (Proverbs 15:14; NLT).

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

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

 

Thank you,
Lord,

For food
To nourish my body,

Books
To nourish my mind,

Love
To nourish my heart,

And silence
To nourish my soul.

 

 

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