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It’s okay

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

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It’s okay
To be tired.

It’s okay
To be ill.

It’s okay
To be anxious.

It’s okay
To be still.

It’s okay
To be silent.

It’s okay
To feel fear.

It’s okay
To let go now –

It’s okay,
For I am here.

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Stop!

Stop!

Be still.
Be silent.

In darkness,
Sit alone.

Wait patiently,
And listen,

For God
Is in your soul.

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

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

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

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).

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:9; NIV).

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

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

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God is all

In seething, blood-red darkness,
At the heart of silent prayer,
No sense of self remains,
And God is all.

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The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:2; KJV).

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13; NLT).

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Still, small voice

After the earthquake there was a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

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

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Lord, thank you
For your still, small voice
In silent prayer –

For how else could I hear
The thoughts
I constantly suppress?

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Quiet contemplation

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

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

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

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

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Father,
During quiet contemplation,
When, finally, my thoughts
Have fallen silent,
I see your light,
And find your love
And peace.

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Gentle river

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

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

I will give Jerusalem a river of peace (Isaiah 66:12; NLT).

Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river (Isaiah 48:18; NLT).

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Lord God,

In still and silent
Contemplation,

Once every shadow thought
Has been acknowledged,

Your peace flows through me,
Like a gentle river.

 

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Poor shadow

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine (Isaiah 9:2; NLT).

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12; NLT).

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it (John 1:5; NLT).

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Lord,
I’d never catch a glimpse
Of my poor shadow,
If it wasn’t for your light
In silent prayer!

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