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Chosen One

Then a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him” (Luke 9:35; NLT).

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

Lord Jesus,
You are God’s Chosen One,
The way,
The truth,
And the life.

Help me to listen to your voice,
Follow your path,
Live by your gospel,
And serve you every day.


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“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace” (Luke 1:79-80; NLT).

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21; NIV).

Travel steadily along his path (Psalm 37:34; NLT).

Our hearts are full of sin,
And selfishness;
Of prejudice,
And greed.

Please guide us
To your path of peace,
And help us to walk in it
Each day.

Through Jesus’ name,

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For the Lord your God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24).

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

God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).

During contemplation –

There’s no need
To drive away my thoughts,
Because they’re melted
By your fire;

There’s no need
To push away my feelings,
Because they’re healed
By your love;

And there’s no need
To wish away my inner darkness,
Because it’s flooded
By your light.

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The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

Then Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

Please take me in your arms,
And give me peace,

For I am burdened
By the suffering in our world,
And in my life.

Through Jesus’ holy name,

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He created the earth and everything in it (Isaiah 42:5; NLT).

So God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

…those who do evil prove that they do not know God (3 John 1:11; NLT).

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

You create the earth,
And all that’s in it,
Including humankind.

Everything we make
Relies entirely
On the natural resources
You provide.

Yet we desecrate your precious gifts,
Using them to fashion
Instruments of war
That maim and kill.

When we do evil,
We prove we don’t know you
At all –
For you are love.

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The stairway

As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway. At the top of the stairway stood the LORD (Genesis 28:12-13; NLT).

“I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth” (John 1:51; NLT).

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6; NLT).

Lord Jesus,
You are the stairway
Between earth and heaven,
For none can come to God,
Except through you.