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All you make

 

Lord, 
All you make
Becomes your sacred body; 

All living things 
Are born
Within your mind; 

And all of us
Are temples 
Of your Spirit,

For your heart 
Beats within 
All humankind.

 

References

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT). 

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

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

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I’m an outpost

 

I’m an outpost for the Father, 
Here, in exile, on the earth.

I’m a cattle-stall for Mary,
Crying out, as I give birth.

I’m a lodging-place for Jesus,
Slowly growing like God’s Son.  

I’m a temple for the Spirit,
Thanking him for all he’s done.

 

References

I will be a sanctuary to you during your time in exile (Ezekiel 11:16; NLT). 

She brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7; NKJV).

Now, like a woman in labour, I will cry and groan and pant (Isaiah 42:14; NLT).

Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head (Luke 9:58; NKJV).

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

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

The Holy Spirit […] lives in us (2 Timothy 1:14; NIV).

In everything give thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NKJV). 

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May I never stop praying

Lord, 

May I never 
Stop praying,

Nor utter 
A final amen;

But pray day and night
In your temple,

Until my life’s battle
Is done.

Lord, 

May I never 
Stop praying,

Nor utter 
A final amen;

But pray to the end,
As your Son did,

Until my life’s battle 
Is won.

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References 

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

She never left the temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37; NLT).

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

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46; KJV).

Who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God  (1 John 5:5; NLT).

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Live forever!

At your birth
The angels sing;

In the heavens
Praises ring.

In the temple
Seeking truth –

Far beyond
Your tender youth.

At the river,
Truth descends;

On the mountain,
Light transcends. 

At the Supper,
Destiny;

In the garden, 
Agony.

Then, at last,
Comes your arrest –

So much hatred
Manifest.

Yet, when questioned, 
You stay mute –

All are free 
To persecute.

On the cross,
Your darkest hour;

Pain and sorrow
Overpower.

In the tomb,
Death cannot win –

You live forever,
Heavenly King!

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References

The angel was joined by a vast host of others […] praising God (Luke 2:13; NLT). 

They finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions (Luke 2:46; NLT).

After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him (Matthew 3:16; NLT).

He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light (Matthew 17:2; NIV). 

This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many (Matthew 26:28; NLT).

He was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).

So the soldiers, their commanding officer, and the Temple guards arrested Jesus and tied him up (John 18:12; NLT).

“Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face (John 19:3; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

Death could not keep him in its grip (Acts 2:24; NLT).

He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf (Hebrews 7:25; NLT).

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Hidden in my flesh

Hidden in my flesh,
I sense your kingdom.

Hidden in my mind,
I know your grace.

Hidden in my heart,
I find your temple.

Hidden in my soul,
I see your face.

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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).

Your real life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3; NLT).

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

You live under the freedom of God’s grace (Romans 6:14; NLT).

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

I will […] see your face (Psalm 17:15; NIV).

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

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Eternal life

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

See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness (Luke 11:35; NLT).

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

Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life (John 4:14; NLT).

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Hidden in myself –
Your heavenly kingdom.

Hidden in myself –
Your glorious light.  

Hidden in myself –
Your sacred temple.

Hidden in myself –
Eternal life.

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Reach out to God

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

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

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

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

Your joy will be complete (John 16:24; NLT).

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Reach out to God
In everything around you;

Respond to him
In everyone you meet;

Reach in to God,
Whose temple is your spirit;

Worship him there –
Your joy will be complete.

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