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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer When You Need to Praise Him in The Storm

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And all that is within me, bless Your holy Name! I choose to praise You in the storm, for You are so good. You are full of wonder and might. You light up our darkness with the glory of Your Presence, ever faithful, ever true. I’m thankful You are my Abba Father and I am a Daddy’s girl. You amaze me Lord.

Thank You for being my sure place to which I can cling so that when the waters wash over me, I will not drown. When the fire kindles upon me, I will not be burned. Yes Lord, You are my sure place and I give You praise.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Be Held by The All-Sufficient God

O Lord, You are the All-Sufficient God. No matter my need, You are able and, in Your mercy, You come to my aid when I cry out to You. You hold me as Your child, bringing comfort and security in my time of need. You are a good Father who knows the road we travel — the trials, the heartache, our joys and our victories…

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Darkness Faded Into His Consuming Fire

Amber flames — cloud wisps in the morning sky — cast a golden hue upon the earth. Like the consuming fire of our God, the sky was ablaze with His glory. Darkness faded, consumed by the light.

My darkness is fading, consumed by the Light. His light. The Dayspring from on high — the Sun of Righteousness — has visited me. In His tender mercies He has shone His light into the darkened corners of my heart, restoring the broken places, resurrecting where the death of dreams left its sting.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Know His Resurrection Power

Thank You for Your resurrection power that You imparted to us. This is beyond comprehension. Please cause the blinders to fall from our eyes so that we might see Truth — this Truth — that the same power that raised You from the dead dwells in us because of Your sweet Holy Spirit. You have made a way for us to rise from the ruins. Within us is Your power to be transformed from glory to glory into Your likeness. We can experience the resurrection power of forgiveness that breaks the chains keeping us bound.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ What Happens When We Draw Near to God?

Lord, I long to be near You. Draw me ever nearer. Hide me beneath the shadow of Your wings until these calamities pass me by.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You O Lord promise to deliver us out of them all. You are faithful and true, merciful and kind. Because You are for us, who can dare to be against us? You have made us the head and not the tail. You have made us overcomers, Your special treasure. You have called us as Your own. Bless You Lor

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Finding God’s Presence ~ When Praise Flows From a Jumbled Pile of Brokenness

I strolled along our country road needing a few moments alone with the Lord. You know … clear my mind, roll some burdens over on Him. I wanted to remind myself of His faithfulness. I needed to press in — let the praise flow once again.

I experienced a lot of brokenness over the past few years. Often I felt like a jumbled pile of brokenness left for dead. I know I am not alone. Many of my Christian brothers and sisters are facing desperate situations.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ The Mystery of God’s Everlasting Love

I pray for those who seek Your Truth, who seek to know You in the Secret Place — to unveil Your mysteries through Jesus. Please do not withhold Your mercies from them. Illuminate their darkness with Your glorious Light, lighting their paths one step at a time by the power of Your Word.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Never Forget the Difficulty of the Climb. It’s Worth It After All

My son Matthew and I walked along the river’s edge. The dirt road meandered through the forest, green with spring’s new birth. This was one of Matthew’s favorite spots to hike — a favorite spot to climb the mountain.

We approached a large boulder laced with moss. It jutted out from the steep mountain slope where trees clung with strong roots in the face of mountain adversities. “Come on Momma. I want to show you the view from the top.”

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Grace Strengthens Where Life is Fractured

Lord, Your love satisfies a longing soul. It flows over and through the broken places of my heart bringing hope and restoration. Your grace strengthens where life is fractured and needs healing. Your mercy comforts and keeps my heart from growing cold. Thank You Lord. Thank You for Your unfailing love.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ How Dead Branches and Excess Baggage Tell the Redemption Story

Beneath the massive trees lay several broken, dead branches — victims of the storm from the day before. I stood and considered the carnage littering the ground. Did the branches grip the tree trunk defiantly when the storm winds blew? Did they fall away easily, fully complacent about their plight? Or were they caught of guard, oblivious to the approaching storm?

And even more important, did the beautiful evergreen sway in the rhythm of the wind, completely surrendered as the storm did its work to rid the tree of dead baggage that forbade new growth?

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