In the Silence of the Heart

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Lord God when I was seventeen, I didn’t find You in the church,

I found You in the woods,

and in the silence of the heart.

Now that I’m older, I do read

the words sent down,

but I find Your presence in the woods still,

in the silence of the heart.

      

Prayer Poem and Image Copyright © 2018, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

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In the Quiet Place

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In the quiet place,

deep within

may You speak to us

in our hearts listening

that we would embrace

the salvation

we so desperately need.

Speak to us

Lord God.

   

Prayer Poem and Image Copyright © 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

He’s Got This

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“Be still and know,

that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10

So few words and yet so powerful. It’s not easy to be still is it? When we are going through difficult times, the last thing we want to do is to be still.

We often feel like, we need to do something! And yet in the internal stillness, we find peace. How does that happen? There is something very special about quieting our spirits, perhaps meditating on an aspect of God.

Trust is built within the stillness, and gradually we do know Him more. And look what God wants us to focus on – to know – that He is God.

In other words, he’s got this. He knows exactly what we are facing. Nothing is a surprise to Him. In our knowing Him, trust is built stronger than a fortress.

He’s got this. He’s got you and I, and He will never let us go.

Hold onto us Lord God. Help us to have an internal quiet, a peaceful knowing that you are God. We thank You, and praise You Lord God Almighty. Amen.

     

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quote from the KJV Bible

Guide My Heart

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My God You know everything,

so please guide me, help me,

to make right choices,

to respond with faith

even in the most horrendous circumstances,

and may I always have the strength

to carry

compassion for others

within me.

Amen.

   

Prayer Poem, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

I Will Not Be Shaken

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“I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night

my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always

on the Lord. With Him at my right hand

I will not be shaken.”

Psalm 16: 7,8

When times are tough, is often the right time to praise the Lord, even when we don’t feel like it!

But notice also, the Psalmist is saying how he keeps his eyes on the Lord. In other words, he is not ruled by his circumstances, and he is trusting the One who made him.!

And notice the result – he has confidence now that God is with him, and he will not be shaken. Everything is going to work out for the best.

Lord God thank you for being there for us, each and every day. Help us to focus on you, and not our circumstances. We trust in you Lord, so strengthen our faith. Amen.

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

He Showed Me the Wonders of His Love

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“Praise be to the Lord, for he showed me the wonders

of his love

when I was in a city under siege.”

Psalm 31: 21

   

Wow, have you ever felt like you were in a city being attacked on every side? Some days can be like that, and it may not be a matter of people attacking, but things can go so terribly wrong. For example, you’re late for work, and the car won’t start, and the dog just threw up and needs to be taken to the vet!

But look at how God responds to us. In these really tough moments, He showed the Psalmist the wonders of His love! Wow, is that cool or what??

Father God You know how we need you in those moments that things are falling apart around us. Thank you My God, that You are right there in the midst of these times. Please encourage us, and help us by giving us a calm spirit, and wisdom on how to deal with it. Amen and amen!

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

Praise the Lord All You Nations

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“Praise the Lord all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness

of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord.”

Psalm 117

  

Is it really God’s will that all peoples praise Him? Yes!! And Amen. Now that doesn’t mean you have to believe the way I believe, or even sit in a church with wooden pews during worship.

I love the fact, that in many parts of the world worship is much different than my own. In many parts of Asia people sit on grass mats, and the music may be much different. I love the sounds I’ve heard on Asian musical instruments.

And at the end of all things – we will be there shoulder to shoulder, every tribe, language, and nation! Hallelujah!

Lord God, help us all to worship You, and to value the culture and traditions of other peoples. Amen.

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

In the Quiet Place

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In the quiet place of my heart

Lord God, You are with me,

strengthening me,

encouraging me, and listening

to every detail.

My God, I am so grateful for Your presence,

Your Spirit dwelling

with us.

Amen.

   

Prayer/Poem, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms