Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

Your will be done

 

The only thing I ask today
Is, Lord, Your will be done. 

I have no wishes of my own, 
Except Your will be done. 

I want to serve you, as Christ did, 
So that Your will be done,

By loving all who cross my path,
For then Your will be done. 

 

References

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; NET).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:39; NIV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10; NIV).

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Prayer, prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

Love others

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

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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Please help us
To love others
As they are, Lord –
Not as we wish, in vain,
For them to be.

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Like Christ

First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye (Matthew 7:5; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

Lord,
Rather than wanting others
To be as we’d prefer,
Help us to confront
Our own judgemental minds,
Our selfish, unkind hearts,
And loveless souls.

Help us to look squarely
At ourselves,
So we can learn,
And change,
And grow,

Until we’re living a life
That’s filled with love –
Like Christ.

 

 

 

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When I feel empty…

When I feel empty…

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

 Praise the LORD! (Psalm 28:6; NLT).

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).

Worship only God (Revelation 22:3; NLT).


Lord,
When I feel empty
And alone,
I seek you out
The very best I can.

And when I’m glad
To be alive,
I praise your name
The very best I can.

And when I wish
I’d never been born,
I tell you truthfully,
The very best I can.

And when you fill me
With your love,
I worship you wholeheartedly –
The very best I can.

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Love

Love 

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:43-5; NIV).

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord (Romans 12:19; NIV).

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you (Proverbs 25:21-2; NIV).

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21; NIV).

Father,
How can I love
People whose behaviour
Hurts me,
And makes me angry?

Of course!
The trick 
Is to love them
Exactly as they are –
Rather than wishing  
They would change!

Lord,
Please help me
To love those who hurt me,
To pray for them,
And show them kindness,
So I can overcome
Their hurtfulness
With good.

I ask this in Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

 

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