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Your love

Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity (1 Timothy 4:12; NLT).

You yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind (Titus 2:7; NLT).

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Lord,

May your love
Fill the world
Through our behaviour,
And your light
Shine on everyone
Through us.

May your truth
Come to all
Through how we listen,
And your way
Be revealed
Through how we live.

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Is there another self?

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

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

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

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Lord,

Is there another self
Beneath my shadow?

Are there still deeper selves
Beneath that, too?

As I explore my inner world
In silence,

Will I find me,
Or will I, in truth, find you?

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Beyond the edge

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

Be still and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine (Isaiah 55:8; NLT). 

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Lord,

Day after day,
In silent contemplation,

You take me
Just beyond the edge

Of my
Known world.

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Your will be done

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NLT).

May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done (Matthew 6:10; NLT).

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Lord God,
Our world is in a mess
Of selfishness
And bitterness.

May your love
Bind us into one –
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done.

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Unfailing love

My Father’s house has many rooms (John 14:2; NIV).

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9; NIV).

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

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Lord,
You are the infinite
Everlasting God,

Who gives us endless room
For exploration,

Who has ten thousand names
Around the world,

And cares for all
With deep, unfailing love.

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Peace

May the Lord show you his favour and give you his peace (Numbers 6:26; NLT).

May the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation (2 Thessalonians 3:16; NLT).

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give (John 14:27; NLT).

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Lord God,
Please give us
The peace
Which only you
Can give –
So we can share it
With the world.

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You’re always present

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

To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12; NIV).

In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

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

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You are always present,
Here and now, Lord,

For you fill the world around me,
And within.

I needn’t seek you, yearn for you,
Or wait, Lord,

For in you I live and move,
And have my being.

I just turn to you, believe you,
And receive you, Lord,

For you fill the world around me,
And within.

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