Author: Nan Jones

A Prayer When You Need Some Answers From God

Lord, You have called us Your sons and daughters. You have allowed us to call You Abba, Father — our Daddy God — when You adopted us into Your family. That in itself carries us across the abyss between earth and Your heavenly places.

That, in itself, allows us a personal audience of one with the Maker of heaven and earth.

That, in itself, is amazing, and I thank You for making a way for us to know You — not just about You, but know You intimately.

What a miracle, Lord!

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The God of the Mountain is Still God of the Valley

I tossed and turned as dreaded feelings of captivity washed over me. I pulled the covers tighter as the nightmare consumed me — the imaginary chains yanking on my ankles, keeping me bound in dark and painful circumstances.

My circumstances were hard to understand.
Confusing.
They seemed to have no end.

Under the cover of sleep I asked the Lord to lift me above the fray. I imagined His strong arm stretching forth from heaven and taking hold of my hand that groped desperately for Him.

And then the sweetest thing happened.

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A Prayer When You Need to Hear Songs of Deliverance

Lord, You are precious to me in all Your ways — You do all things well. Every detail of my life is filled with morsels of Your goodness — a feast of mercy and grace for all those who trust in You.

You are good.

You are mighty in power, and faithful in love.

Not only do You promise to surround us with songs of deliverance — You promise to sing over us as You rejoice in us. You proclaim that You are our song in the night!

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Remembering the Essence of Grace

The quiet hush of the dawn distanced itself from the harsh winds of the storm. Sunlight filtered through the leaves — morning light sparkling like diamonds midst a setting of emeralds on the old juniper.

The storm had passed.

Peace had resumed.

God’s grace, beauty, and faithfulness surrounded me. Even though my spirit grew weary — I knew His love remained.

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A Prayer When You’re Waiting for Joy to Come in the Morning

Lord, You have shown Your love to me — Your grace, Your mercy. You have given me glimpses of who You are, especially during the difficult places.

You are powerful. You are Almighty God — the Sovereign Lord. You are El Shaddai, the All-sufficient One who nurtures and comforts me.

Even so, sorrow overwhelms me, Lord. Not everyday, but most days.

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