Sep 262015
 

thumbnail.aspxO God, early in the morning I cry to you.

Help me to pray

And to concentrate my thoughts on you:

I cannot do this alone.

In me there is darkness,

But with you there is light;

I am lonely, but you do not leave me;

I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;

I am restless, but with you there is peace.

In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;

I do not understand your ways,

But you know the way for me…

Restore me to liberty,

And enable me to live now

That I may answer before you and before me.

Lord, whatever this day may bring,

Your name be praised.

Bonhoeffer

  19 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. Beautiful beautiful prayer….”I do not understand Your ways”….. yet “Your Name be praised”. Amen and amen….

  2. God has blessed me in large and surprising ways…through His people.
    He is good.
    Don’t lose hope.

  3. I feel like crap. My husband is chronically ill and convinced he is going to get cancer and die and I don’t think that’s an unreasonable fear on his part. We’ve been trying to get pregnant for over a year with no success and if it doesn’t happen in the next year or two it’s unlikely it will happen at all. And I just had a birthday and I need to go to my birthday party later today which will include my husband’s sister and her husband who don’t like me and have treated me very horribly but we can’t completely cut off all contact with them until my husband’s parents die. I’m not happy.

  4. j2, as the saying goes: from your lips to God’s ears 🙂 praying for you – in-laws CAN be treacherous people in some cases, especially behind your back… been there and now i feel a bit of guilt for not praying for them… well, i kind of did, but not according to God’s design

    will remember your husband in my prayers today and may God bless the year ahead for you

  5. Tomorrow I have a dentist’s appointment. I haven’t been since I had a panic attack during a procedure a few years ago. Needless to say I’m in a place I dread pretty much more than anything else. I would covet any prayers on my behalf.

  6. praying E … now i’m going back in to watch the Bears beat the Seahawks

    God keep

  7. Wonderful… also one of is last recorded prayers, which is why we used it on the album…

  8. My family and I could use all the prayers you guys have time for over the next week or so.
    Lots of travel, major work projects hitting their peak, and a MAJOR surgical procedure for my mom all coming up in the next 7 days.
    I’m ok, but will not be looking at videos about this procedure or listening to any info. from anyone about it…that would just send me over the edge.
    Thanking God for a brother who can step up and hold the fort for a while, till things get settled at work this week….

  9. need prayer for my daughter – she’s in So. Calif. and was just in an accident that totaled her car – i’m waiting to hear more

  10. Em, I’m in SoCal, Inland Empire, Is there anything I Can do.

  11. Michael, may your prayers redound, thank you

    jlo, thank you so very much for offering… she’s visiting a cousin there and is somewhere between Northridge and downtown L.A. – thankfully, she says she’s not hurt… we’ll see what tomorrow brings… her car was one of those older cream puffs that can’t be replaced and she only has part time work now… God is able to turn it all for good and i will post a praise if His reason becomes clear

  12. haven’t forgotten Erunner’s challenge today or the one facing London – praying with

  13. Em,
    I am working right in that area if she needs anything. Does she live out here or visiting?
    Michael has my contact info.

  14. Oh I see the visiting now.

  15. London, thank you SO much for offering help also… there is family there that are able to help and will, i know (among other things, she went down to visit my uncle who is going on 102 years old – feeble, but very mentally alert)

    i should ask for prayer for him, the son of a preacher, he became an atheist, which doesn’t seem right as he is about as good a man as one could find on this earth… tough minded, but honest and fair

  16. Things are going slowly as I’m having trouble finding a dentist willing or able to work with me due to the level of my anxiety. I confess I am terrified to go because of how much of a grip my fears have over me. Thank you Em for your prayers.

  17. News reports are saying there has been a shooting on Umpqua Community College campus near Roseburg Oregon and 15 are confirmed dead, 20+ wounded.

    Lord, have mercy.

  18. thankfully, the numbers have been reduced downward, but the need for prayer doesn’t diminish.

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