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A Prayer When the Road is Long and Your Strength is Gone

Lord, You are the very air I breathe, my Life-Giver. Breathe on me anew. The road is long and valley deep. My heart hurts, my strength is gone, and the stress takes my breath away.

But then I sense You drawing near, gently lifting my chin so that our eyes meet and I remember. I remember I am not alone in the struggle.

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God Kept Watch Over His Children Through the Night

Six hundred thousand men plus women and children tramped across the desert sands in the dead of night. Their sojourn in Egypt had ended after 430 years. Pharaoh sent them out in haste following the 10th plague: Death of the Firstborn.

Familiar story, right?

But have you ever noticed verse 41 in this passage of Scripture found in Exodus 12? “God kept watch all night, watching over the Israelites as He brought them out of Egypt.”

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A Prayer for Your Song in the Night that Got Muffled

Lord, You are tender and compassionate when Your child is hurting. You are faithful to draw near when we need to hear Your heartbeat — the reassurance that You are with us. When darkness closes in, You are my song in the night. I am not alone.

I will lift my eyes to You, Lord, from whence comes my help. I will rejoice in God my Savior because You are the strength of my heart.

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The Ebb and Flow of Darkness Penetrated by His Light

The sky reflected the conflict and turmoil of our nation. Dark billowing clouds rolled all about me. Their ebb and flow was not one massive blanket of darkness, but came in segments. Light — brilliant, not just ordinary light — burst through here and there, parting the sky and revealing the blues of heaven.

And to the east, a rainbow. Just a glimpse. But I saw it.

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A Prayer When Being Crushed in Spirit Smothers Truth

Lord, You are the Sovereign God. You reign victorious over all the earth. You are steadfast. Faithful. True. You are mine and I am Yours. Please help me walk in these truths when I am crushed in spirit and overwhelmed with despair.

You promise to draw near to those who are crushed in spirit. Open our eyes that we might see You. Awaken our hearts to recognize Your Presence. Let faith arise in us.

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A Prayer When Anxiety Over the Future Threatens Your Peace

Lord, You are sovereign. You are good. You hung the stars in place and told the ocean how far it could come. You know the number of hairs on my head and call me by name. So why do I worry? Why do I feel such anxiety over the future?

Search my anxious thoughts, Lord, and bathe them in Your peace, washing away its power over me.

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A Prayer to Hurry Up and Wait … For the Appointed Time

Lord, You have taught me about Your sovereignty — Your authority over all things. I’m learning to trust in the knowledge that You really do have a master plan, that everything will work together for the good of those who love You. So why do I often feel like I have to “hurry up and wait” for the appointed time — YOUR appointed time?

Your timing is perfect. Mine is not.

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A Prayer to Hope in Christ Alone When the World is Crumbling

Lord, You ARE the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace. You are all things to all people … if only we would believe and take You at Your Word. Your Word never fails. It is sharper than a two-edged sword, dividing spirit and soul, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart. Your Word has taught me that surely I must place my hope in Christ alone.

While the world is crumbling, You are our sure place.

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A Prayer to Step Away from the Hard Place Into His Presence

Lord, You are my refuge, my shelter in the storm. I know these things. I believe these truths. And yet I struggle. Help me step away from the hard place in my heart and draw near to You. Help me run to You, my Strongtower, high above the struggle.

You are where I want to be. I hear You call my name and I step in Your direction, but then the hard place pulls me back and I sit. And sour. And pout.

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A Prayer as Your Light Grows Dim and Darkness Consumes

Lord, You are the Light of the World. In You there is no darkness. In You is found the hope of mankind.

There is no shadow of turning with You — only light, as we behold Your glory.

Turn our eyes on You, Lord, so that the things of this earth will grow strangely dim. The earth is rocking and rolling right now …

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A Prayer to Hit the Pause Button and Find Rest in God

Lord, You are Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, and the Prince of Peace. You are all things wrapped up in one. You are the Great I AM — I AM that I AM. And You live within us and walk beside us! BUT. If we’re not willing to hit the pause button and step away from the crazy, all that You are to and for us goes by the wayside.

Oh! What a stubborn people we are. Stubborn and stiff-necked.

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I’m so Thankful for You, My Faithful Blog Readers!

As a reader of my blog, I am so thankful for you. Your support, love, and encouragement to me means more than I can truly express. With my husband’s dementia, some days it’s hard to fulfill my commitments. But then I think of you. In my minds eye I see your face and think of your hearts, and then I grab hold of “the plow” and start typing …

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