Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

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A Plea for Courage!

Father please listen to my request. My heart and mind are troubled. You will keep me in perfect peace if I trust in you, and fix my thoughts on you! I hear the voices of my enemies and allow men to intimidate me. My heart is racing fast and I am afraid of those who can kill the body. I am trembling with fear. I am completely terrified. I do not want to live in fear and you are my only hope of peace and courage. If I had the wings of a dove, I would fly away to some peaceful place where I felt safe. I would get out of the storm if I only had the means to do so. Since I cannot run from my problems, I need to face them but I lack the courage to do so, therefore I come to You and ask You to give me courage and strength to face the storm. Lord Jesus, You walked into Jerusalem and faced Your enemies. You were not afraid. With courage you faced them and confronted them with truth. You even prayed for them when they mistreated You. Father it is hard for us to face our enemies, let alone love them. Father we do not see things clearly. Truly, You are the only one who knows our real enemies. We know that Satan opposes us; we know that the world opposes us; we know that our own flesh will betray us and yea, sometimes our friends will turn on us. We live in the sanctuary of Your presence. We take refuge under the shadow of your wing. You are our protection. If it were not for YOU our enemies would consume us. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Thank You for loving and caring for us. Thank you for sanctuary and protection. In Jesus name, I pray.

Plea For Mercy From The Pit of Despair

Adullam-Cave-interior_fjenkins 090211Father I plead for mercy. I spill my guts to you day and night. I pour out all my complaints in detail. I don’t do this with humans: they don’t understand and I have serious doubts that they care but I know You care. I feel like I am sinking in a sea of despair. Everything is coming a part at the seams and nothing seems to be going my way. My spirit is ebbing away but I do realize that You know where I am, what I am facing and even what I am feeling. You know the danger that I face. My enemy relentlessly pursues me. He stays on my heels night and day like a pack of blood hounds. I am weary of being pursued. I am tired of fighting. It seems that I have a little less energy with each passing day and I don’t see and end in sight. I am hiding in my despair and it seems like a black hole, a dark dungeon, a cave in the ground. I long for light and laughter. I long to be in the company of friends. LORD You are my light and salvation. You are the shield that protects me from death and hell. You are my hope and my victory. I will not fear the dark; I will not give in to despair. You will save me from this situation has You have saved me from others and soon I will be in the light of a new day and the fellowship of those who love You.
[Based on Psalms 142, MSG]

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