You, Lord, are my light in the darkness, my Helper when I am poor in spirit and needy of heart.

As for me, since I am poor [in spirit] and needy,
    let the Lord keep me in His thoughts.
You are my Helper and my Savior.
    O my God, do not delay.
~ Psalm 40:17, NLT

But You are a tower of refuge to the poor [in spirit], O Lord,
    a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.
You are a refuge from the storm
    and a shelter from the heat. ~ Isaiah 25:4, NLT

God is Our Helper When We Are Poor in Spirit — Depressed, Weary, and Worn

Oh Lord, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth! You are my Refuge and my strength. You are my light in the darkness, my Helper when I am poor in spirit and needy of heart. I know I can depend on You to be my Strong Tower against the enemy.

I know and believe these things, and yet here I am once again calling out to You.

Please do not delay in coming to my aid. My heart is overwhelmed, my mind filled with restless, fearful thoughts. I ask You to bring my thoughts captive to You, to help me cast down all imaginations — help me run into Your arms where I am safe and secure.

When I am poor in spirit, grant me the wings of an eagle to rise up above the fray.

I ask that You return to me the joy of my salvation. Grant me the wings of an eagle to rise up above the fray of this crazy, fallen world in which we live. You much be grieved, Lord. You must be weeping alongside Your children at the demise of our great nation, and at the depravity of Your creation.

Strengthen us, Lord, that we might persevere for Your Name’s sake. Remind us to rest in Your presence when we become poor in spirit and needy in heart. In Your presence is joy unspeakable. In Your presence is perfect peace. In Your presence we find purpose in the trials and hope for tomorrow.

When We Are Poor in Spirit, Grant Us Strength to Endure

Infuse us with Your strength, Lord; Empower us by Your Spirit. Keep our eyes focused on You. May the words of our lips and the meditations of our hearts glorify You and welcome You into our place of difficulty.

We will praise You and give You thanks in all things, for You alone are worthy of praise.

We love You, Lord.

In Jesus’s Name I pray,

Amen

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Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com

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Sweet blessings to you,

NAN