Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,, Prayer

Love and consolation

Lord,

May I still 
My busy mind,

Creating time and space
For contemplation.

Then I will hear 
Your quiet voice,

Expressing all your love 
And consolation.

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References

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

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

After the fire there was the sound of  gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).

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

I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and bring happiness out of grief (Jeremiah 31:1; CSB).

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Beyond all words

Beyond all words,
Worship,
And wisdom;

Beyond all time,
Substance,
And space;

Beyond all expectation,
Understanding,
And imagination:

The Lord
Our God
Is God.

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All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! (Jude 1:25; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

You did awesome deeds beyond out highest expectations (Isaiah 64:3; NLT).

The Lord your God is God (Deuteronomy 7:9; NIV).

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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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Life beyond my death

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

God will redeem me from the world of the dead; he will surely take me to himself (Psalm 49:15; NIV).

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

 

Lord,
Each meditation
Brings a taste
Of life beyond my death –

A little space
For union with you,
Where one day
I will dwell for evermore.

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I seek you out

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lord,
I seek you out
In meditation,

Beyond words,
Movement,
And substance,

Beyond time,
Space,
And sound,

Here,
In the silent temple
Of my soul.

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Beyond prayer

I am the Lord, and I do not change (Malachi 3:6; NLT).

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

 

Lord, please help me
As I venture beyond prayer –

Beyond words
And thoughts,

Beyond stillness
And silence,

Beyond time
And space,

And far beyond
My self –

To enter
Your changeless realm,

Where all is light
And oneness,

Peace,
And love.

 

 

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CONTEMPLATION

Contemplation

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

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

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

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

In your presence there is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11; NRSV).

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

You satisfy me more than the richest feast (Psalm 63:5; NLT).

Silence.
Stillness.
Waiting.

Darkness.
Emptiness.
Space.

Light.
Presence.
Worship.

Praise.
Joy.
Peace.

Love.
Union.
Fulfilment.

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