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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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Silent prayer

No one has ever seen God (John 1:18; NLT).

I can’t even imagine the greatness of his power (Job 37:5; NLT).

Your own ears will hear him (Isaiah 30:21; NLT).

After the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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

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Lord,
Our eyes can’t see you,
Nor can our words
Describe your greatness,
Or your power;

But our ears can hear
Your precious, still, small voice,
And our hearts can receive
Your love, in silent prayer.

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Union

For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62:1; ESV).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark 12:30; NLT).

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

 

When words run out,
And only love remains,
Then contemplation
Reaches its true goal
Of union with you,
Almighty God.

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I lift my eyes

I lift my eyes to you (Psalm 123:1 NLT).

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 25:1; NKJV).

The Word gave life to everything that was created (John 1:4; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

 

Lord
I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the darkness.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the sky.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the mountains.

I lift my eyes to you,
But you are hidden
By the trees.

Then I lift my soul to you,
And see your Word
Revealed –

Living over, in,
And through
All you create.

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Pray continually

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

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

I will pray in the Spirit and I will also pray in words I understand (1 Corinthians 14:15; NLT).

 

Lord,
You ask us to pray
Continually –

So when we can’t pray
In silence,
Please help us
To pray with words;

And when we can’t pray
With words,
Please help us
To pray in silence.

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