Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crying Out...

I recently finished reading Beth Moore's book, Looking Up when  Life is Looking Down. It is a great book that explains how you can get out of the pit that life sometimes makes you feel  like you fell in.

At the end of the book, Beth writes some scripture prayers for you to pray daily and I just wanted to share the prayer entitled, Cry Out.

I call to You, Lord, who are worthy of praise, and I am saved from the enemies. The waves of death swirl about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelm me. The cords of the grave coil around me; the snares of death confront me. In  my distress I call t oYou, Lord; I call out to my God. From Your temple You hear my voice; my cry comes to Your ears (2 Samuel 22:4-7). Oh, my Strength, come quickly to help me (Psalm 22:19). Reach down from on high and take hold of me; draw me out of deep waters. Rescue me from my powerful enemy and from foes who are too strong for  me (Psalm 18:16-17). Bring me out into a spacious place; rescue me, Lord, because You delight in me (Psalm 18:19).

This prayer washed over me this past week...when I was feeling like I couldn't get out of that pit.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow, you have no idea how much I needed that at this time. I get the Women of Faith devotionals sent to my work email and I received one yesterday that I honestly think was written just for me.

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for sharing this Lianna.

You and several other ladies I know have been heavy on my heart the past few days I just wanted to take a moment and encourage you...do not lose heart and yes - CRY OUT! Our God is a God of mercy and a God of miracles!

Dianne said...

I love Beth Moore! I'm reading her book JESUS. Wonderful!!

queenoe said...

Sweet one, I've been in the pit this past week... coming out, and focusing upward and outward. Your news was one of the first I wanted to focus out on! BE ENCOURAGED and continue to focus on the messages that God has for YOU! HE LOVES YOU SO! With much love and many prayers, Cherry

Hilary Chaney said...

I know about that pit, or as I call it, the rat race maze. And I've gotten out of it...I’ve just started blogging about my own manic break and hospitalization. It’s about recovery and treatment, but more importantly about discovery of a new post-religion faith where there is no hell, no original sin, you are God, and heaven on earth is real, radiant and right around the corner. A wild and triumphant ride. http://graduatingfromgod.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Just stumbled upon your blog... You're now in my prayers. I believe God brought me to read your story for a reason. Even though I have a 4 year old son, we've been trying for 2 years for #2 and have lost 4 babies. My heart aches for you.