Saturday, 28 March 2020

21 - A prayer from the gut

February 17, 2019 | “Psalms of Ascents: Hope” • Psalm 130 
"From the depths of my despair I call to you, Lord.
Hear my cry, O Lord; listen to my call for help!" - Psalm 130:1-2

This is the Psalm set for this weekend and it couldn't be more fitting for what we are experiencing at the moment. The people of Israel were going through their own sufferings and turmoil, but they knew where to turn in their crisis. 

The thing I love about this Psalm (along with all the rest) is that they are so honest. There seems to be no time to waste on saying the right formal things, just simply pouring out their hearts to God. These kind of prayers are the most effective and I know that God hears us when our words come from deep in our guts. 

Friends, let us not worry about whether our prayers during the Covid-19 pandemic are eloquent or spiritual enough. Lent teaches us that we come to Jesus as we are - no pretense - just as his beloved children!

Prayer for today: 
Lord, during this time of unprecedented struggle and crisis all over the world, we come to you in deep humility and beg you to hear our prayer. We are calling for help and direction. Please don't let our despair get the better of us - we turn to you for help and hope. Lord, we believe you can do miracles in our time, so please come to our rescue. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Living in Grace

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