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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Prayer of Trust

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord Almighty!

My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O Lord Almighty, my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

Selah

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.

They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, O Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, O God of Jacob.

Selah

Look upon our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

O Lord Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you. {Psalm 84: 1-12}



~IF WE COULD SEE BEYOND TODAY~

If we could see beyond today
As God can see,
If all the clouds should roll away,
The shadows flee;

O'er present grief's we would not fret,
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet
For you and me.

If we could know beyond today
As God doth know,
Why dearest treasures pass away,
And tears must flow;

And why the darkness leads to light,
Why dreary days will soon grow bright,
Some day life's wrong will be made right,
Faith tells us so.

If we could see, if we could know
We often say,
But God in love a veil doth throw
Across our way.

We cannot see what lies before,
And so we cling to Him the more,
He leads us till this life is o'er,
Trust and obey.

(author unknown to me)



This week, may I Invite you to slow down and be still for a moment and listen for the person's name you are to pray for? My most favorite times in life have been when I was spiritually lifted and encouraged by the prayers of others. Pray.
~ Love, JW

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Journaling Woman.....your thoughts will be with me, as mine will be with my daughter

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  2. Your daughter has been on my mind all week. She (and you) have been in my prayers. From one mom to another....Blessings and take care.

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  3. Thanks so much for the reminder to slow down and focus on what's important!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  4. No problem, Elizabeth. I need to remember to do this as well. Thanks for coming by.

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