Prayer Guide

O Lord, I come before you in prayer.

[Ps 25:1 NET]

Let thy day be to the night

A letter of good tidings! Let thy praise

Go up as birds go up—that when they awake,

Shake off the dew and soar.

~ Jean Ingelow ~

I, and the bird,

And the wind together,

Sang a supplication

In the winter weather.

The bird sang for sunshine,

And the trees for winter fruit,

And for love in the spring time

When the thickets shoot.

And I sang for patience

When the teardrops start;

Clean hands and clear eyes,

And a faithful heart.

~ Arthur C. Benson ~

Lord God, if I am discouraged this morning, may I pause for thine encouragement. Grant that the fear of the night may make no decline in my morn, but that “into the future I may fuse the past,” and use what is clearest for to-day. Amen.

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