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Ecclesiastes 5:1-20

I come before You, aware of my faults
Aware of my penchant for error
I know that being unclean in Your presence
Is enough to fill me with terror

I look on my moments of worship
So quick to fill silence with noise
It seems a common self-defense
The shame of my sin oft’ deploys

Yet here I’ve permission for silence
As You’ve also silenced my shame
The accuser unable to point a finger
You’ve covered me with Your own Name

For You are the source of all justice
In You are all wrong things made right
Here as I come and be silent, Lord
Grant me to see with Your sight

It is good to live today all for You
Laboring not for tomorrow, but more
Aware of the context eternity brings
Knowing Your Love is assured

The gift of enjoyment You offer
Joy that integrates all with your Way
Grace that invites New foundation
Not for past, or for future, but Today

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Ephesians 2:11-22

A member of uncircumcision
I was not first aware of Your plans
Yet You have made me one of Your own
By the scars in Your feet and Your hands

One humanity You’ve knit together
One tribe of the two or the many
Yet we often declare our differences
When You have said “there aren’t any”

We are all in need of Your healing
Of Your mercy and Grace we desire
With hearts that are wounded and hardened
We come needing Your Spirits’ fire

You have melted down all our hostility
Any reason for shame is destroyed
Your presence is now something we can pursue
Instead of needing to avoid

We pursue as One body together
Discovering You already here
I pray that Your Lordship and presence
Through my life today are made clear

Use all that I am for my neighbors
Those feeling like aliens and stranger
Fill me with Your reconciling Love
As revealed when You came in a manger

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Mark 4:26-34

Lord, of Your Kingdom, You invite
Us to join You in harvest and sowing
You empower my life to join You today
You nurture the seeds I am throwing

Guide me in each seeded moment
May Your Love triumph over all others
May the world notice all You reveal
And worship at what they discover

May I humbly approach each moment
Whether mine is to harvest or till
May I always receive Your direction
And seek not mine, but Your will

If I find a great place to be planting
If I notice some fruit on the vine
May I always be quick to give glory
To Your Labor and Love, not to mine

Lord, I’m thankful at some earlier moment
You saw the soil of my life
You saw potential for nurturing seeds
Planting Your Love in all my strife

You’ve saved me and brought me Your healing
From seeds that by others You’d sown
I join You today, as mere mustard seed
Knowing from it grows Kingdom and Throne