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Closer

You’re closer than my flesh, Lord,
Closer than my mind;

Closer than my heart, Lord,
Closer than my soul;

Closer than my strength, Lord,
Closer than my breath;

Closer than my life, Lord,  
Closer than my death.

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References 

The Lord is close to all who call on him (Psalm 145:18; 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).

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

Christ lives within you (Romans 8:10; NLT).

You have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).

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

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We humbly ask

We humbly ask forgiveness;
We ask for healing, too.

We ask for faith, and hope,
And strength, besides;

So that we may praise you,
Worship and adore you,

And help to spread your love, Lord,
Far and wide.

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Forgive us our sins (Luke 11:4; NLT).

Heal me, O Lord (Psalm 6:2; NLT).

The […] Spirit gives great faith (1 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).

God [is] the source of all hope (Romans 15:13; NLT).

Give your strength to your servant (Psalm 86:16; NLT).

I will praise the Lord at all times (Psalm 34:1; NLT).

Worship the Lord (Psalm 96: 9; NLT).

We adore you (1 Chronicles 29:11; NLT).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

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Nothing at all

Your love for me is very great (Psalm 86:13; NLT).

You will grow as you learn to know God better and better (Colossians 1:10; NLT).

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

I am nothing at all (2 Corinthians 12:11; NLT).

 

Lord,
If I had
All the riches
Of the earth,
But did not have
Your love,
I would have
Nothing at all.

And if I had
All the knowledge
In the world,
Yet did not
Know you,
I would know
Nothing at all.

And if I had health,
Beauty,
And strength,
Yet did not
Love you,
I would be
Nothing at all.

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Transformation

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think (Romans 12:2. NLT).

He will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit (Ephesians 3:16; NLT).

When I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:10; NLT).

Those who shed tears as they plant will shout for joy when they reap the harvest (Psalm 126:5; NLT).

 

Lord,
By the mysterious action
Of your love,
You slowly help us
To transform our suffering
And weakness
Into patient inner strength,
And even joy!

 

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Please strengthen me

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

Strengthen me according to your word (Psalm 119:28; NIV).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Wth your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall (Psalm 18:29; NIV).

 

My Lord, my God,
Please strengthen me,
So I can cope
With all life throws
At me today!

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

 

 

 

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Courage and strength

A wise person thinks a lot about death (Ecclesiastes 7:4; NLT).

Be strong and courageous! (Psalm 31:24; NLT).

Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NIV).

The spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Return, O my soul, to your rest (Psalm 116:7: ESV).

 

Lord,
When it’s time
For me to die,

Please give me
The courage

And strength
I need,

So I can let go of life,
At last,

And grasp your hand
Instead.

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