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Father,
Please forgive 
And heal 
Us all –

Your sinful,
Damaged,
Hurt,
Imperfect children.

 

References 

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

The tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13; NIV).

God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9; NLT).

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Forgive, blame, anger, turn cheek, hurt, prayer,

Lots of us love you

Lots of us love you, Lord,
We really do,

And though we’re sinful,
Fallible, and weak

We want to serve,
And grow much more like you,

So, may we love, forgive,
And turn the other cheek.

………………………………….

References

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one (Psalm 14:2-3; NIV).

Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too (Mark 11:25; NLT).

If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also (Matthew 5:39; NLT).

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Sorry

I am a sinful man (Isaiah 6:5; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple” Jesus said to him (Mark 2:14; NLT).

Doing wrong leads to disgrace (Proverbs 18:3; NLT).

 

Father,
I’m so sorry
That I’m only me –

Endlessly sinful
And weak.

Please forgive
And strengthen me.

Help me to follow your Son
As best I can,

So I won’t let you down,
And be disgraced.

 

 

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God’s image

So God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NIV).

The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one (Psalm 14:2-4; NIV).

You are the God who sees me (Genesis 16:13; NIV).


Heavenly Father,
You made us
In your image,
To be perfect –
Just like you.

Yet with every passing day
We choose to be
More selfish,
Coarse,
And brutish;

More ignorant,
Exploitative,
And greedy;

More sinful,
Violent,
And corrupt.

How must you feel, Lord,
As you watch us
Growing ever less like you?

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Too much

Too much 

Look now; I myself am he! There is no other god but me! I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand! (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).

I am not worthy of all the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown to me, your servant (Genesis 32:10; NLT).

Come near to God and he will come near to you (James 4:8; NIV).

As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by (Exodus 33; 22; NLT).


Father,
You’re far too much for me –
Too big,
Too overwhelming,
And too strong!

I’m just a weak
And sinful soul –
I don’t deserve
To have you near.

Please shield me
From your awesome power,
And hide me
Till you have passed by;

For I’m afraid
When you draw close
To listen to my prayers,
And speak to me.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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