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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Light and Dark (05/21/09)

TITLE: Father Let Your Light Shine in Me
By Florien Deysel


I can say so many about the dark side of life but I am not going to, it is so depressing. Yet there is no light side in my life, except for the fact that I love my kids and I will do anything for them. Currently I donít know what to say about the light side of my life because it feels that darkness has surrounded me and there is no ways that I can see a light, not even the dimness of a torch with a flat battery.
Still I know in my heart that God is light and if I stay in Him I will see the light side of my life again. It will take lots of time though and I donít know if I will make it until then. Please pray with me to survive this heartache and pain in my life because if I have to do this on my own I wonít be able to survive or succeed. I am a broken vessel, with no hope in myself and no strength left. I can only rely on God now; I can only depend on Him. I canít do this on my own anymore.
Father, please let your light shine in me; let your will be done in my life as you want it. Please take this dark depression away from me and let me be free from all this heartache, pain and suffering. Please let me be happy so that I can laugh and sing and dance before you. Please provide for me to pay my debts and be debt free because I donít want to ever owe anybody anything again. Help me to be honest, truthful, reliable and loving, the way Jesus is.
Help me to be the best me that I possibly can be. Restore all brokenness in my family and let us be one in you again. Bind us together with an everlasting love that canít be broken. Bring my child back to me and Father please let her see that I love her and that I am praying for her. Make her happy, content and secure. Provide for her in all her needs and bless her with your abundant love. Father please heal us, teach us to be like Jesus. Let your Holy Spirit fill us with an unconditional love for each other.
Let your light shine in our hearts and let the fountain of joy spring up in our souls. Take us to green pastures where we can rest and rejoice in your love for us. Daddy, please my daddy, let it be, not for me, but for Thee. I will sing your praises and I will testify of your goodness and kindness if you answer this prayer of mine. Please Daddy, I beg you, restore this broken life of mine. I ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.
Please pray for my family, we need your prayers more than the air we breathe and the food we eat and the water we drink. Please help us in prayer so that Godís light can shine in us again. Somebody out their must be able to lend us a helping hand and a ear to listen and a willing heart to pray with us until breakthrough comes for us. Let the light shine in us all and let His peace and joy fill us to overflow.

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Jeanne E Webster 05/29/09
Oh, but there IS light in your life; perhaps you just don't see it. You are quite a writer, for one thing!

The most important thing is you KNOW the Father! You are a child of the King! You know Him by name and from your brokenness, you pour out your burdens. And dear brother or sister, He knows you and calls you by name too. Take comfort in that.

Remember that most of us, like you, have gone through the valleys and the darkness covered us. Til we were almost spent, we cried out for help, for healing, for a sign that Abba was still there, sheltering us under the shadow of His wings.

You know what brought us through the darkness, the depression, the heartaches and pain? We finally let go...and let God. Give Him ALL your burdens, leave them at the altar, knowing they are in good hands. Then go to your quiet place and rest. Wait til the storm is over, the light will soon shine through. That is our hope. That is our Father's promise. It is a time for growing, my dear sweet spirit.

Prayers for you and your family, most certainly! May you be blessed by His gentle love and peace, and embrace our eternal hope.

"Hope perches in the soul...and never stops at all." Shalom.
Jan Ackerson 06/01/09
Oh, bless your heart! I hope many will read this and offer up prayers for you and your family.
diana kay06/04/09
very poignient, very heartfelt, I can sense the pain and the longing here.Thank you for sharing with us. I have written poems on similar themes