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Darkness and light

Hello everyone. I thought some of you might be interested to see what a difference a word or two can make to the feel and meaning of a prayer. Below are two versions of the same basic idea. See what you think about the different shades of meaning to be found in each:

1st version

May darkness be 
The same to me 
As light.

May weakness be 
The same to me
As might.

May hardship be 
The same to me
As wealth.

May sickness be
The same to me 
As health.

May silence be 
The same to me
As speech.

May trouble be
The same to me
As peace.  

May dryness be 
The same to me 
As dew.

May death, Lord, be
The same to me
As you.

2nd version

May darkness be 
As dear to me
As light.

May weakness be 
As dear to me
As might.

May hardship be 
As dear to me
As wealth.

May sickness be
As dear to me 
As health.

May silence be 
As dear to me
As speech.

May trouble be
As dear to me
As peace.  

May dryness be  
As dear to me 
As dew.

May death, Lord, be
As dear to me
As you.

References

Darkness and light are the same to you (Psalm 139:12; NLT).

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

I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything (Philippians 4:12; NLT).

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation (Philippians 4:12; NIV).

Into your hands I commit my spirit (Psalm 31:5; NIV)

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Prayer

Happiness

Happiness

Life is not measured by how much you own” (Luke 12:15; NLT).

People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7; NLT).

The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!” (Job 1:21; NLT).

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

Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found (Psalm 119:35; NLT).


Lord,
Please help me
Not be fooled
Into believing
That happiness depends
On my relationships,
Appearance,
Clothes,
Possessions,
Money,
Home,
Holidays,
Intellect,
Career,
Abilities,
Achievements,
Or state of health;

For sooner or later
Everything I think is mine
Will be taken from me,
Except my soul –
And you.

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A revelation

Hello to every reader. Despite the huge inequalities we see in the world around us, we are all powerless, pitiful wretches in the eyes of God… 

A revelation

*You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (Revelation 3:17; NIV).
* Is he not the One who says to Kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ who shows no partiality to princes and does not favour the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands? (Job 34:18-19; NIV).

Father,
You see us all,
Just as we are –
For even the rich,
The powerful
And the famous
Are wretched and pitiful, 
Poor, blind and naked 
To you.

 

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