I cry out to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD I make my supplication. (Psalm 142:1)
LORD, thank you for hearing us when we cry out to you.
I pour out my complaint before him; I declare before him my trouble. (Psalm 142:2)
Lord Jesus, you know the sorrows and grief of our hearts; please move in our lives.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. In the way in which I walk they have secretly set a snare for me. (Psalm 142:3)
Jesus, defeat the purposes of those who would harm us and keep us steady in you.
Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul. (Psalm 142:4)
Father, I turn to you; thank you for adopting me as your child and for caring for me.
I cried out to you, O LORD: I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” (Psalm 142:5)
Father, you are my refuge: day by day I flee into your arms and you hold me up and comfort me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you.
“Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.” (Psalm 142:6)
Jesus, I depend on you to strengthen me each day with your Holy Spirit.
“Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name; the righteous shall surround me, for you shall deal bountifully with me.” (Psalm 142:7)
Holy Spirit, please help me and all your people who are imprisoned by events in their childhood or later. Surround us with your faithful witnesses and deal bountifully with us. Thank you.
How easy it is
for me to live with you, Lord.
How easy it is to believe in you
when my mind reels from not understanding,
or when my mind weakens–
when the most intelligent people cannot think
beyond the evening and do not know
what must be done tomorrow.
You convey to me the
lucid assurance that you exist,
that you will see to it that not all paths
toward good will be closed.
At the peak of earthly renown
I look back with amazement at
that road which by no stretch of the imagination
I could have devised–
A remarkable road through despair
which has led me here
where I too have been able
to send mankind
reflections of your rays–
As for what I
won’t have time or ability for–
This means that you have
reserved it for others.
Thursday: 140, 142; Exodus 7:25-8:19; 2 Corinthians 3:7-18; Mark 10:17-31
Friday: 141, 143:1-11(12); Exodus 9:13-35; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Mark 10:32-45