Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
Clear our minds, cleanse our hearts
Pour in patient love, as self righteousness departs
Make us pure, focused on what is holy
The things above may we only hear and see
Renew a right spirit, within us
To live in peace by the blood of Jesus
Release what irritates, calm our nerves
Make our path straight no more curves
Rid every tension
Bring us in admiration
Light the way, truth and life
Take away all complaints, all stress and strife
Bring us to humility to do what’s right
Faith to walk, not by sight
Protect our ears with the helmet of salvation
Send all lies to the pit of damnation
Search our hearts, keep us clean
Purge out what doesn’t belong, all wicked we have heard and seen
Fill us with perfect peace by your grace
Give us the perseverance to finish this race
You are righteous, faithful and true
Burn in us a desire to only worship and serve you
It is done, we are still
Steadfast and courageous to live out your will
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.