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My Prayer
I want to run a million miles away,
Bury my head in the sand,
Pretend there are no problems.
So much of this I don’t understand.

I have no answers
And no solutions.
I don’t know which way to turn.
Why must I face this persecution?
Where are You, God?
Why are You just standing by?
Please do something.
Are You seeing these tears that I cry?

Don’t let me drown in these problems.
Help me find my way out.
I can’t do it alone.
I trust You, without doubt.
My heart is broken and bleeding;
Please don’t leave me here.
Please don’t abandon me.
I need Your touch, I need to feel You near.
I know You’re bigger than my fears.
I know You care about me.
Please God, show me the way.
Please God, hear my plea.

I don’t know God, I just don’t know.
You know the plans you have for me,
And I want to know them too
Please Lord, please let me see.
You say these plans won’t hurt me
And that they’re for my best.
But right now God, I’m just not sure.
My soul feels no rest.
Please console me God.
Please make my thoughts cease.
I can’t go on like this.
Please Lord, give me peace.
I beg You God,
Move Your hand across my soul.
Give me comfort and rest
And please make me whole.
I’m here, broken and shattered.
I can’t fight this battle anymore.
I have no more strength. 
I surrender even before the war.
You told Your prophet of long ago,
“I am with you and I will rescue you.”
I need You now, Lord,
Please see me through.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed;
Save me and I will be saved,
For You are the one I praise.”
And only with You can these battles be braved.
You are the Almighty God.
Your power is supreme.
You are merciful and loving.
I hold You in highest esteem.
You have heard my cries.
You have seen my tears.
You know my thoughts.
And You know my fears.
Renew my strength, Lord,
And let me soar.
Help me to not to grow weary,
All the glory will be Yours.

~ Stephanie L. Stephens *

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