Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I don't know what it is you're going through, but this is a prayer that I have often said many versions of in my mind, but I've never actually written it down. This has helped me in my greatest struggles, and I hope that it will help you also.

Oh, God, I am meek, but you're power is great. Help me, oh Lord, for Your strength is made perfect in weakness. The situation you have bestowed upon me is to great for me to bear. . .guide me with Your own hand, Yahweh, and show me that you didn't make me strong enough to bear these circumstances  alone. Gird me with your faithfulness, hope, love and compassion to help others in need, and give me the strength to face not only this day, but all of the days following. Amen. 


Hebrews 11:13-16, 32-39:
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.  People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. . . . . . . .And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.
 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

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