Thursday, July 23, 2009

i need prayer today...

"i'm tired of all this—so tired. my bed has been floating forty days and nights on the flood of my tears. my mattress is soaked, soggy with tears. the sockets of my eyes are black holes; nearly blind, i squint and grope." --psalm 6:6 (the message)

"ah, God, listen to my prayer, my cry—open your ears. don't be callous; just look at these tears of mine. i'm a stranger here. i don't know my way...give me a break, cut me some slack before it's too late and i'm out of here." --psalm 39:12 (the message)

[a psalm of the sons of korah] "a white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; i want to drink God, deep draughts of God. i'm thirsty for God-alive. i wonder, "will i ever make it— arrive and drink in God's presence?" i'm on a diet of tears— tears for breakfast, tears for supper. " --psalm 42:1 (the message)

[a korah prayer of heman] "God, you're my last chance of the day. i spend the night on my knees before you. put me on your salvation agenda; take notes on the trouble i'm in. i've had my fill of trouble; i'm camped on the edge of hell. i'm written off as a lost cause, one more statistic, a hopeless case. abandoned as already dead, one more body in a stack of corpses, and not so much as a gravestone— i'm a black hole in oblivion. you've dropped me into a bottomless pit, sunk me in a pitch-black abyss. i'm battered senseless...relentlessly pounded...I'm caught in a maze and can't find my way out, blinded by tears of pain and frustration." --psalm 88:1 (the message)

5 comments:

Emma said...

Hi, friend!! I will certainly pray for you right now!! Be encouraged!! Psalm 34:18 says, "The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit." Sounds like you are definitely crushed! :( God is near you, always!! I hope you have a better day--we'll be praying!

Casey said...

I know how dark things can seem at times, but don't give up. I have to remind myself of that often.

Praying for you!!

Jenny said...

Praying hard for you right now!

Sarah said...

Saying prayers and wishing we could have a lunch date... I miss them so much! Love you!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Sweet friend, I am praying for your unspoken request.

~Julie