Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

Praying Psalm 46



God you are my refuge and my strength ... you are the one I turn to in times of trouble ... I am turning to you today ... I need your presence in my life.

I will not fear ... though the earth gives way ... I will trust you ... though the mountains be moved ... I will cling to you ... though the waters roar ... I will run to you.

Father have mercy on me.

My soul is refreshed when I read of that river whose streams make glad the city of God ... your holy habitation ... my spirit soars to know that your are in the midst of that city and because of that the city is unshakable and full of light.

Even though the nations rage and kingdoms fail ... you are God and in you I will be still and I will find rest ... you are with me ... you are my fortress ... my hiding place.

Lord Jesus have mercy on me.

When I consider the works of your hands Lord and remember how you have moved in all of history ... and in my life ... I am comforted and I take heart.

You bring peace and cause wars to cease ... you will bring our weapons to destruction ... in Jesus you have brought peace to the earth.

I rejoice that you have said: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Help me to be still ... help me to trust you.

My heart sings knowing that the eternal Lord of hosts is with me ... the God of forever is my defender ... you will fight for me Father.

Holy Spirit have mercy on me.

Amen
- originally published in June 2009.

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