Thursday, February 05, 2015

A Prayer for Times of Trouble


Faithful Father ~

In times like these, there seems to be no silence, just confusion - too many thoughts combined with too many possibilities frantically dancing with too many emotions. In times like these, the heart aches but can find no voice, the heart cries but can find no release. In times like these, there are no easy answers, no quick solutions, no simple explanations. Jehovah, remind us of Your faithfulness.

Petitions to You are endless, with asking and telling, questioning and knowing, seeking and listening. The soul finds hope beside doubt, truth beside lies, joy beside sorrow, love beside betrayal. The wounds are so deep and so wide that they cannot be measured. Consequences are unfair, circumstances are cruel, and the burdens are too heavy. Adonai, remind us of Your unfailing love.

When darkness falls as the day ends and stillness calls, it is Your voice that whispers to the weary Come to Me . . . and I will give you rest. . .for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soulsHold the tears and the truth that disappoints; hear the cries and the heart that breaks.  Jesus, Lover of my soul, remind us that You are the Yoke, the One who shares all burdens. 

In times like these, there is peace in Your presence.  In times like these, there is hope in Your love.  In times like these, there is comfort in Your loving arms.  In times like these, there is joy in Your holiness and grace.  El Shaddai, remind us that You are God All Sufficient.  Amen.  ~dho

[I] have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And [I] pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father. Colossians 1: 9-12 (NIV)