May 26, 2011

Feeling Forsaken

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 5:00 am by blync77

 Our Father, sometimes Thou dost seem so far away, as if Thou art a God in hiding, as if Thou art determined to elude all who seek Thee.
Yet we know that Thou art far more willing to be found than we are to seek.  Thou hast promised “If with all your heart ye truly seek me, ye shall ever surely find me.”  And hast Thou not assured us that Thou art with us always?
Help us now to be as aware of Thy nearness as we are of the material things of every day.  Help us to recognize Thy voice with as much assurance as we recognize the sounds of the world around us.
We would find Thee now in the privacy of our hearts, in the quiet of this moment.  We would know, our Father, that Thou art near us and beside us; that Thou dost love us and art interested in all that we do, art concerned about all our affairs.
May we become aware of Thy companionship, of Him who walks beside us.
At times when we feel forsaken, may we know the presence of the Holy Spirit who brings comfort to all human hearts when we are willing to surrender ourselves.
May we be convinced that even before we reach up to Thee, Thou art reaching down to us.  These blessings, together with the unexpressed longing in our hearts, we ask in the strong name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord.   Amen.
~Peter Marshall
The Prayers of Peter Marshall
McGraw-Hill Book Company

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