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I knew you today

They told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread (Luke 24:35; NKJV).

Their eyes were opened, and they recognised him (Luke 24:31; DBY).

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Lord,

I knew you today
In the fragrance of roses;
In trees full of berries,
And fields of sweet hay.

I knew you today
In the sheep and the cattle;
In faraway mountains,
And ships in the bay.

I knew you today
In the love of my partner;
In greetings with strangers,
And hugs from a friend.

I knew you today
In my work and my leisure;
I knew you today
When I reached journey’s end.

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You are all

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).

I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13, NLT).

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Lord,
I can be just as I am
With you,
And that’s okay.

I can be empty, Lord,
And you don’t mind.

I can be weak,
For you work best
Through weakness.

And I can be nothing, Lord,
For you are all.

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May I walk with you

Walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8; NLT).

 

Father,
May I walk
With you today.

Father,
May I talk
With you today.

Sit with you,
And stand with you;

Work with you,
And rest with you –

Father,
May I walk
With you today.

Father,
May I stay
With you today.

Father,
May I pray
With you today.

Drive with you,
And share with you;

Serve with you,
And care with you –

Father,
May I stay
With you today.

 

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Work with God

The man they call Jesus made mud and spread it over my eyes and told me, ‘Go to the Pool of Siloam and wash yourself.’ So I went and washed, and now I can see! (John 9:11; NLT).

Then Jesus instructed him not to tell anyone what had happened. he said, “Go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses” (Luke 5:14; NLT).

He helps me (Psalm 28:7; NLT).

 

Lord,
Healing isn’t just
A passive process –
We need to work with you
To help ourselves.

Please help us to confront
Our problems squarely,
So we gain insight,
Learn, and change, and grow;

For this how we work our way
Towards healing
Year after year –
With your unfailing help.

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Peace

Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it (Psalm 34:14; NLT).

“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one” (John 17:21-2; NLT).

God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9; NLT).


Lord Jesus,
Please help us,
In this troubled world,
To overcome our hatred and division.

May we seek peace,
And maintain it,
Like true children of God.

For then we will all be one,
As you and the Father
Are One.

We ask this
Through your precious name,
Amen.

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Work

Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent”
(John 6:29; NLT).

Lord,
When I feel overwhelmed
By everything I need to do,
Please help me to remember
That the only work you want from me
Is to believe in the One you sent.

Through his precious name,
Amen.

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