Prayer from Psalm 55

spiritshieldA Prayer from  selected verses of Psalm 55:1-8

Open your ears, God, to my prayer;
Don’t pretend you don’t hear me knocking.

There are times when you, God, appears to be answering my neighbor’s door, not mine. I think, “God, are you tired of my petitions for help?”

Come close and whisper your answer.
I really need you.

God, I promise I will try to quit talking and listen harder.

My insides are turned inside out;
specters of death have me down.

Lord, there is too much senseless death in our world—from wars, terrorists, domestic abuse, gangs, and other evil people.

I shake with fear,
I shudder from head to foot.

I fear for all the generations of people that inherit the grief of today. Help me be a healer instead of an enabler.

Who will give me wings,” I ask—
“wings like a dove?”

Lord, you are the true shield and are beneath my wings that makes my spirit soar!

Get me out of here on dove wings;
I want some peace and quiet.

I am ready to fly wherever you will take me …

I want a walk in the country,
I want a cabin in the woods.

My dream takes me to a cabin in the woods facing a calm lake where I can spend time with the sound of silence…

I’m desperate for a change
from rage and stormy weather.

Lord,  hold my hand, Lord, as I walk through life. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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