Father, hold me close to Your heart so that the world does not interrupt the bliss of being in Your presence. Write the sweetest of songs on my soul by rearranging the scattered notes and chaotic rhythm of my heart. How beautiful is the melody of redemption that echoes from time past and rings softly with the harmony of hope for what is to come. Take me by the hand, Lord, and lead Your beloved in the footprints of grace. Open my sleepy eyes so that I might see the glorious messages in Your Word from which strength can be gleaned and light can shine on the darkest portions of my being. When You have deemed it necessary to teach me through adversity, Lord, enable me to learn, comfort me with Your nearness and empower me with patience to endure for the sake of becoming more like You. Within the multitude of my heart’s afflictions, only Your tender touch can soothe the wounds. When I take refuge in You, Lord God, nothing in this world can shatter the promise of new life which Your Spirit has rooted in me. Though my praise be mingled with tears, yet I will worship and adore You, my God and King. Under the mighty Word of Psalm 40:3 and the authority of Christ I humbly pray.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.
Psalm 40:3, NIV
When You have deemed it necessary to teach me through adversity, Lord, enable me to learn, comfort me with Your nearness and empower me with patience to endure for the sake of becoming more like You–Amen!