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No closer

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

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35; NIV).

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it (Genesis 28:16; NIV).

After the fire [there was] a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; NKJV).

Listen to his voice (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

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

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We are no closer to you, Lord, in contemplation,
Than we are at any other time,

For you are always here,
Within us all.

Rather, we can be more aware of your presence
During contemplation,

When we leave our busy, noisy world behind,
So we can listen for your still, small voice

In silence.

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Out of our stillness

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

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

Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer (Luke 5:16; NLT).

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light (Isaiah 9:2; NLT).

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Out of our stillness
Comes movement.

Out of our silence
Comes truth.

Out of our wasteland
Comes wisdom.

Out of our darkness
Comes light.

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One with you

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

You are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NIV).

I will praise my God to my last breath! (Psalm 104:33; NLT).

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May we know
That we are one with you
In silence, Lord.

May we know
That we are one
In life and death.

May we know
That we are one with you
In suffering, Lord.

May we know
That we are one
At our last breath.

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

Where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them (Matthew 18:20; NET).

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Lord God,

In this precious hour
Of silence,

May we each see
Only what we need to see,

Hear
Only what we need to hear,

Learn
Only what we need to learn,

And say
Only what we need to say.

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In shared silence

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

If you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person (Matthew 5:23; NLT).

Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others (Colossians 3:13; NLT).

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34; NIV).

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In shared silence
There is reconciliation –

Forgiveness,
Healing,

Fellowship,
And love.

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Help me to seek you

When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private (Matthew 6:6; NLT).

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

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

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

If only you would listen to his voice today! (Psalm 95:7; NLT).

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

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Lord,

Help me to seek you
In solitude,

Search for you
In darkness,

Wait for you
In stillness,

And listen for your voice
In silence,

So I may find you –
Deep within my soul.

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When silence is too much

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

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

Praise the Lord (Psalm 68:19; NLT).

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When silence
Is too much
For me to bear, Lord,

May I whisper
Love and praise,
In simple prayer.

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