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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Make time

God is with us (Matthew 1:23; NLT).

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

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Lord,
Help me to make time for you
Today –

By constantly remembering
Your presence,

Always praying and rejoicing;
Giving thanks;

Including you in every thought,
And word, and deed –

Lord,
Help me to make time for you
Today.

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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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Closer to death

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

Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts (Psalm 90:12; CSB).

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).

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

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Lord,
We draw closer to death
Each precious day.

Help us to make
The best use
Of our time,

So we may grow
In love for you,
And all.

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Time

Before our birth, Lord,
Time does not exist,

For we are an eternal part
Of you.

Then, during life,
Time seems so very real –

It governs all we think,
And feel, and do.

But when we die,
Time loses its dominion,

And we’re set free
To meet you at the door.

So time is nothing more
Than an illusion,

And we are one with you,
For evermore.

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He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end (Ecclesiastes 3:11; NLT).

For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours (Psalm 90:4; NLT).

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).

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

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me (Revelation 3:20; NIV).

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

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Silent prayer

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

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

Love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him (Deuteronomy 30:20; NIV).

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

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Silent prayer –
Our time
For seeking you,
Lord God.

Silent prayer –
Our time
For opening
To you.

Silent prayer –
Our time
For listening
To your voice.

Silent prayer –
Our time
To be at one
With you.

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