Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PRAYER: To my God when in troubles

My God, here in the hours of the late night I rest in your presence. I came boldly, dragging my ragged self into your holy light.  You know, my God, that I do not read your word because I am holy, but because I am sick, and need your medicine. 

You are the source of all that is sweet and bright in my life, the one who refreshes me when I am beyond refreshing.  Those who look to you are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame!  Do good to your servant that I may live and obey your word.  Remember your promise to never think of my sins again.  Deal gently with me and lift up my face, for I am dust, a whisper of smoke that quickly passes. 

How great is your love for those who fear you!  And you keep my tears in a bottle.  So now grant me this, Lord: that you come near to me, for I am lonely and weak in heart.  Come here, please, as I come to you.  Let me be as St. John who rested his head on your chest at the table.  And I will look up with joy, because you have heard my request.  I will hold my chin high because you have been kind to me.  I know you have heard my prayers for help and will deliver me from all my troubles. 

"The righteous man has many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all."

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