The oldest and most powerful prayers of the people of God in need are the Psalms. And since the earliest days of Christianity the people of God gathered needing to hear hope spoken into their lives. In these days of need I decided to combine the two. A new Sunday Psalm to call us to a prayer of hope.
In unending night
I cry out to you,
God of light.
Heed my whispers on tattered breath,
My prayers of uttered hopelessness.
Daily troubles, fed by dark, grow in size.
Fear, unreasoned, unrelenting towers,
With clenched fists and vacant eyes.
In response Hope shrinks and cowers.
My enemies make dismal parades,
Bumping past my tousled bed.
A ticker-tape of ghastly shades,
Banging through my sleepless head.
Oh God of Past, Present, and Tomorrow,
Like an awakened, caring Father,
Hearing my choking, consuming sorrow,
Come near my bedside, gather.
Banish fear and strengthen Hope
I hear You say,
“I Am here.
Sins of yesterday.
I Was there.”
The needy moment
Birthed just now.
I Am here.”
The hungry imaginings
I Am there.”
I Am with you
6 thoughts on “A New Sunday Psalm: The I Am With You in the Night”
I just finished listening to Dave Wilkerson.. It is time to trust the Lord… On YouTube… God’s grace of confirmation… Bless you and your family
Elna: I preached a sermon two weeks ago where I told about going to a Nicky Cruz healing service back in 1972. He was one of David Wilkerson’s converts to Christ. Wilkerson had a powerful ministry. Thank you and bless you too. I am so grateful for your long term readership and friendship.
I was able to attend many of his services, in Times Square Church, with a strong faith-partner friend, in the late ’90s and early 2000s,… we both live(d) about an hour and a half out of NYC,… I consider it to have been a great blessing and privilege,… God is good!,… (-:
Your connections are amazing.
this reminds me of this verse:
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Great connection! Thank you!