Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

One step at a time

You help us to become like Christ,
Just one step at a time.

You show us how to grow in love,
Just one step at a time.

You teach us how to speak the truth,
Just one step at a time,

To self, to you, to others, Lord,
Just one step at a time.

Then we will walk as Jesus did,
Just one step at a time,

Rejoicing in the light of life, 
Just one step at a time.

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References

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children, and walk in the way of love (Ephesians 5:2; NIV).

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

What joy for those […] whose lives are lived in complete honesty! (Psalm 32:2; NLT).

Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit (Luke 10:21; NLT). 

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12; NIV).

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

Constant prayer

Lord,

May this be 
My constant, eager prayer,

With every breath,
And every step I take,

With every heartbeat,
For your dear Son’s sake:

Father, 
I return to you.
I love you.

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References

Pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).

This is my dearly loved Son (Mark 9:7; NLT).

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).

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

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Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

One breath at a time

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

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Let all that I am praise the Lord (Psalm 103:1; NLT).

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

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Lord,

May I seek you
One breath at a time;

Love you
One thought at a time;

Praise you
One word at a time;

And serve you
One step at a time –

Right now!

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Contemplation

Contemplation

…let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him (Hebrews 10:22; NLT).

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

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10; NIV).

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

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

Father,
In contemplation,
I step into your presence –

Into darkness,
And you are there;

Into stillness,
And you are there;

Into silence,
And you are there.

How great you are,
My Lord and my God!

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Faith

Faith

“How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble” (Job 14:1; NLT).

“They suffer painfully; their life is full of trouble” (Job 14:22; NLT).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).


Lord,
Faith doesn’t make life easy.

We struggle and suffer –
But we do it all with you.

Thank you for being with us
Every step of the way,

Even when we feel
Far from you.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Today

Today

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14; NIV).

Father God,
Please help me
To serve you today
By following
Your Son’s example
Every step of the way,
Loving others
With all my heart,
And rejoicing
In the fellowship
Of your Holy Spirit.

Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

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Prayer

Prayer

He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Luke 10:27; NIV).

“Whoever serves me must follow me” (John 12:26, NIV).

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth”
(John 16:13; NRSV).

Father,
I love you.
Please help me to serve you
By loving others.

Lord Jesus,
I love you.
Please help me to follow you
Every step of the way.

Holy Spirit,
I love you.
Please guide me
Into all truth.

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