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Water into wine

Hello everyone. The work of a poet is never done! I’ve just made some revisions in today’s prayer, and thought some of you might be interested to see the difference changing a word or two can make:

 

Lord,
You are amazing!

You spilled
Your precious blood

So all my sins
Can be transformed,

And turned, instead, 
To love.

Lord,
You are amazing!

I’m yours,
And you are mine.

Now all my sins 
Have turned to love-

Like water 
Into wine.

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References

The Lord has done amazing things for us! (Psalm 126:3; NLT).

This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28; NIV).

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

My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

He came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine (John 4:46; NLT).

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Our wasteland

Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer (Luke 5:16; NLT).

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty (John 6:35; NLT).

Each one will be like […] streams of water in the desert (Isaiah 32:2; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

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Out of our wasteland
Comes worship.

Out of our famine
Comes food.

Out of our desert
Comes water.

Out of our solitude,
Love.

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Like wine

Rivers of living water will flow from his heart (John 7:38; NLT).

The master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine (John 2:9; NLT).

He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood “ (Matthew 26:27; NLT).

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Lord,
You often pour
Your healing out
Like water;

But today
You poured
Your healing out
Like wine.

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Lord

“For you created all things” (Revelation 4:11; NLT).

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

Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the LORD (Jeremiah 23:4; NLT).

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

O LORD my God, how great you are! (Psalm 104:1; NLT).


Lord,
You make all things,
And give them life.

You’re in all things.
You surround them,
And sustain them.

You’re in the air we breathe,
The water we depend on,
And the food we eat.

You’re in us all, Lord,
Even me –
How great you are!

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CONTEMPLATION

Contemplation

“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God” (Luke 12:21; NLT).

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

They will receive the LORD’S blessing and have a right relationship with God their saviour (Psalm 24:5; NLT).


Father,
Contemplation
Is even more important
Than water, food,
Medicine, shelter,
Family and friends –
For without it
We have no relationship
With you,
The giver and saviour
Of all life.

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Surfing

Surfing

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me (Psalm 42:7; NIV).

The mighty waters engulfed me; I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves (Jonah 2:3; NLT).

But mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore – the LORD above is mightier than these (Psalm 93:4; NLT).

Kings will stand speechless in his presence (Isaiah 52:15; NLT).


Lord,
In contemplation,
I surf my breathing.

Again and again,
I try to catch a wave
And ride it towards you;
But a sea of problems
Swamps me,
Dragging me down
Into the depths.

Yet,
From time to time,
The surge lifts me up,
Sweeping me effortlessly
Into your presence,
And dropping me at your feet,
Where I am lost for words.

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