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God’s will

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

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

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

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If a thought isn’t loving, 
It isn’t God’s will; 

If a word isn’t loving,
It isn’t God’s will;

If a deed isn’t loving,
It isn’t God’s will –

However right 
We like to think we are!

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Standards

We will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ (Ephesians 4:13; NLT).

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

We will be like him (1 John 3:2, NLT).

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Lord Christ,
You set
The very highest standards

Of thought, and word
And deed
In every way,

Not only
For yourself,
But for us, too –

So please help us
To grow more and more
Like you.

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Beyond words

I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words (2 Corinthians 12:4; NLT).

The Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans (Romans 8:26; NIV).

You love him even though you have never seen him […] and you rejoice with a glorious inexpressible joy (1 Peter 1:8; NLT).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

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Our words
Are nothing more

Than sounds
And symbols, Lord,

Pointing towards
The truth beyond words

That is You.

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May I rejoice in you

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

Serve the Lord with gladness (Psalm 100:2; CSB).

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Lord,
May I rejoice in you
With every breath,

Pray to you
With every thought,

Thank you
With every word,

And serve you
In everything I do.

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One breath at a time

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

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).

Let all that I am praise the Lord (Psalm 103:1; NLT).

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

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Lord,

May I seek you
One breath at a time;

Love you
One thought at a time;

Praise you
One word at a time;

And serve you
One step at a time –

Right now!

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Your kingdom

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else (Matthew 6:33; NLT).

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

The kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT).

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Lord,
Help me to build
Your kingdom
Deep within me,
Through all my thoughts,
My words,
And my behaviour;

And help me to build
Your kingdom
All around me –
Through all my thoughts,
My words,
And my behaviour.

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