Psalm 86:1-7 (NLT)

Ok.  So I today was a very dark day for me.  I went to do my laundry just to do something.  I have been reading the Psalms.  I try to read five everyday.  This is the first one that I read from today.  The italics is the actual verse, and the bold is what I would add as a prayer to God.

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.  Protect me, for I am devoted to you.  Save me, for I serve you and trust you.  You are my God.  Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly.  Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you.  O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.  Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry.  I will call to you whenever I'm in trouble, and you will answer me.

Lean in a little closer God.  I have lost the strength to speak loudly.  Bring your ear a bit closer as I moan out my need for you.  I am not sure I will make it another moment without an answer from you.  I need your help to make it one more moment.  I want to be faithful to you, please hide me in your arms from danger.  I believe your promises and want to be your servant save me from myself and from the world around me.  You are my father.  I have not stopped crying out to you Lord, show me mercy.  I surrender myself to your care, put a smile on my face.  You are an amazing God.  You are always prepared to forgive my doubt ways.  Your love is constant and reliable for those who hide in the comfort for those who hide in the comfort of your bosom.  I haven't the words to speak.  Hear the groans of my heart as a prayer to you.  You have proved your self faithful and when I am in need I will cry out to you.  I know without a doubt that you hear me and answer when I call.

I really needed something from God today.  I have been in such a dark place.  This word was a blessing to an aching heart.  I hope it has blessed you too.


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