I call on You, O Lord of my heart, to listen to the pleas which utter from the depths of my soul. Lord, bring Your beloved child to a place of healing and wholeness. Lead me through the valley of death’s shadow by the warm glow of truth and the beacon of grace. Vanquish the gunfire of despair which assaults my heart in this place of unanswered questions. Bring me into the promised land where all my affliction will collide with Your healing, where all of my questions will fade away in the glorious light of understanding love. Though I suffer, You have suffered more. Though I am in distress, You have been distressed by me. O Lord, break the chains of the emotional prison I often put myself in so that I can worship You in unfettered abandon. Under the promise of Psalm 126:5 and the authority of Christ Jesus, my shepherd and my guide, I lift these prayers with my remaining strength, O God.