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.