7/18/13

Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 7/19



Sometimes, Lord,
   in spite of all that's going on around me
      (and everything that's happening inside me)
there comes a moment's grace,
   pure gift from you...

There comes a time when, without a doubt,
   I know your presence in my loneliness,
      your truth in my confusion,
         your wisdom in my folly...

A time when I trust, deeply,
   all your strength around my weakness,
      your promise in my hopelessness,
         your Spirit, guiding me along my way...

A time when your light fills my darkness,
    your hand lifts up my heavy heart,
       and your mercy gently wipes my tears away...

Unexpected gifts from you, 
   these moments come more often than I know
for my fear and hurt and anger blind me
   and I often miss your coming near, 
your strong arm reaching out to lift me up
   from all that keeps me down and holds me back... 

Let no graced moment pass me by,
   no gift from you go missing or unopened,
      no glance of healing peace escape my notice...

Break through my anger, hurt and fear:
   waken me to all you offer,
      rouse me to believe what I don't see...
      
Today, Lord, 
   in spite of all that's going on around me
      (and everything that's happening inside me)
   send a moment of your grace, pure gift from you,
      to help me know that you are with me through it all... 





   
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3 comments:

JW said...

i believe you must have written this just for ME!!!

XO
JW

Austin Fleming said...

The way I look at it, JW, is this: it's the Lord, I pray, who's the ultimate author and who knows just who needs what - and when!

JW said...

Well i glad he chose YOU to deliver the message!!!