Feb 112017

Lord, how much juice you can squeeze from a single grape.

How much water you can draw from a single well.

How great a fire you can kindle from a tiny spark.

How great a tree you can grow from a tiny seed.

My soul is so dry that by itself it cannot pray; Yet you can squeeze from it the juice of a thousand prayers.

My soul is so parched that by itself it cannot love; Yet you can draw from it boundless love for you and for my neighbor.

My soul is so cold that by itself it has not joy; Yet you can light the fire of heavenly joy within me.

My soul is so feeble that by itself it has no faith; Yet by your power my faith grows to a great height.

GUIGO THE CARTHUSIAN, monk and originator of Lectio Devinia (twelfth century) [BHE, 307–308 PD]

Bjorklund, Kurt (2011-09-27). Prayers for Today (Kindle Locations 863-869). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.


  11 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. Wow. I’m relieved to read that I’m not the only one who has those desperate feelings…
    I am weak, but Thou art strong…


  2. Paige…there’s been a bunch of us over the centuries…I’m right there with you.

  3. My soul is so feeble that by itself has no faith, yet by Your power my faith grows to great height

    Wow amen

  4. Michael

    I asked a ? on feb 4 open blogging
    42 re: visalia

    If it isn’t stirring up to much trouble, could you respond? It kind of hits a weird chord with me.

  5. Remember in prayer

    Just me- dealing with porn in her marriage

    Surfer51 (David) – has prostate cancer

    John 20:29 – cousin Jerry has prostate cancer

    Erunner- mom has blocked arteries and COPD

    Michael- upcoming surgery, tumor on his thyroid and spot on his lung, very ill,

    Nene- dad passed away

    Lennea- sister salvation and cancer

    filbertz – nephew’s 16-year-old son who evidently accidentally shot himself new year’s eve, still in pain over drew’s death.

    JD – young step nephew shot himself in the head the day after Christmas 2016.

    Linnea – Dannie, hit a tree , home from the hospital yesterday and has a year of rehabilitation. Your prayers for her and her family, including their financial situation, are coveted… Thank you!

    Mk- mom has passed away

    Erunner- wife RA

    Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God

    Captain kevin – new direction for he and hit wife, work load, health

    Dan -new direction for he and wife

    E munro- sadness,concern and confusion over major changes at cccm and seemingly lack of concern on pastors part

    UnCCed- still hurting over treatment from her church

    Luisa- hurt by church

    the least of these-hurt by church

    Disillusioned-hurt by church

    Bart- hurt by church

    Cc boise…
    Tam nal
    J keller
    S miller
    Oh no
    Believer in boise
    Duel citizen
    Sad news

  6. Breaking news in California.


    Oroville dam spillway is collapsing, they are evacuating the county. This could be ugly if the spillway collapses.

  7. reading and praying dusty’s list – and for all the folk along the Feather River, tonight

  8. i just came from “Small Rain” (linked on the right corner up there) – she has a wonderful tribute to her father on his birthday… if anyone (particularly dads, maybe) is feeling down, it’s worth a visit IMHO

  9. phil n – friend Conan, jumped and in hospital

  10. praying over the list today

  11. praying here with you, dusty

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