Praying Scripture – 4/25/2020

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came over me;
I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“Lord, save me!”
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the unwary;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.

Psalm 116:1-7 NIV

Holy Father,
I love You, Lord. I love You because You first loved me. One of the ways that I repeatedly see that love is that You listen to Your people and You hear my voice. Thank You that I can trust that You hear my cries for mercy. You have heard and responded to my prayers in the past, so I can trust that You will continue to do so. Father, You see the disease, brokenness, and death around me. You see the anguish, distress, and sorrow my friends and I face. It can be nearly overwhelming at times, but it reminds me to come to You. I cry out to Your for salvation, healing, and deliverance. You, Lord, are gracious and righteous. You are full of compassion. You protect the vulnerable. You help and save Your people when they are brought low. So many around me are struggling. I am too in my own ways. Save us. Heal us. Show us Your salvation. Lord, enable my soul to return to its rest in You. Help me to focus on Jesus and to trust in Your goodness and steadfast love. In your holy and precious Son’s name I pray. Amen.

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