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Father, I Cannot Pray Today
by May Flowers
04/06/08
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Father, I Cannot Pray Today



Dear Father,

I cannot pray today. I want to, but it is too hard. My heart is overwhelmed with feelings that have cascaded over me. I feel smothered beneath the waves of emotion and I flail with what strength I have, trying to rise to the top of each wave, to no avail.

I read your Word today and saw how you performed miracles and healed the broken and maimed. Today, I feel my very life is broken and maimed, but I have felt your healing touch so often in the past.

Why do these things rage again, drowning me in the depths, where I can almost reach safety, but it eludes my grasp. I am pulled down, drowning in sorrow, yet desperate for air, my lungs bursting. I am so weak, there is nothing I can do, but drown in these feelings, I cannot breathe.

I cannot pray today, but you knew that, and Jesus prayed for me. You pull me from the depths, from the suffocating waves of feelings that have enveloped me, and you pull me free from their grasp. I burst through from beneath the waves; I can breathe again. I feel the sun beating down on my face and know it is you who has delivered me. It is you, who has lifted me from the depths. It is you, who set me on the Rock, and kept me safe.

You keep me in the shadows of your wings. There is no other place to go. No other place I want to go.

Thank you for hearing my prayer.

Rom 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.


* All Scripture Quotes KJV

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Pat Guy  21 Apr 2008
This is absolutely beautiful MF. It echoes what we all feel at any one (or many) point(s) in our lives. I just wish it didn't happen so often. ;) But our deep rooted and solid knowledge that God is always there and never leaves our side eases those dark times. Can you imagine what a dark time would be like without Him? *shudder* And it's a good thing we have the Holy Spirit to pray for us when we have no words. Beautiful - every word.
LauraLee Shaw 11 Apr 2008
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Eunice Stuhlhofer 11 Apr 2008
I have said this prayer today because I needed it in my current circumstances. It is soothing to know that the Lord hears such prayers of deep honesty.God bless you.
Judy Wilson 07 Apr 2008
Sometimes prayer flows from me and other times i can barely form a thought. Isn't it wonderful to know that we are never left unprotected. Really enjoyed reading this.
Laury Hubrich  06 Apr 2008
I love this. Its exactly what I've been going through and some verses that I have been clinging to. Nice writing. Laury
LauraLee Shaw 06 Apr 2008
This exudes great passion but doesn't forget to fulfill its purpose. A wonderful prayer for anyone who is struggling to find the words to pray.




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