A Prayer for Strength and Comfort

This thoughtful prayer poem lifted my spirits so much. I need reminding that He knows before I say the words.

Reflections by Doc Arnett

Sometimes, we come bleeding before the throne,
barely believing that our own needs are known
before we have spoken them,

yet knowing that groanings too deep for words
have spoken to the Father’s heart,
the Spirit having done his part

to express what we can barely sense
in this taunt tension, this mixing of mind and emotion,
oceans stirred by thoughts and feelings

that run through our deepest core,
mined from the store of memory and dread,
ruining both yesterday and tomorrow.

We let ourselves forget that worry
borrows from the future to ruin the present day
(whose own evil will be sufficient.)

May you today, then, believe in mercy and grace,
face whatever comes your way,
knowing that God has not given us a spirit of fear,

but a Spirit of Love, Strength and Power,
one who draws near to us
and bends the ear of God toward our…

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  1. Thanks, Katie, for sharing this. It means a lot to me! It was wonderful to see y’all today! We miss your family, but we are still praying for you as you continue working toward the start of your church!

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