I’ve no bother, Lord,
remembering all of the issues I’ve prayed for:
blessings, assist and steering,
knowledge, pleasure and mercy,
braveness, love and peace of thoughts,
acceptance, well being and happiness,
the mending of relationships,
grace to do the following proper factor
and alter in me and on the planet…
And I keep in mind, too, the instances you have ansewerd,
and the instances you have answered,
“No… not but… not now…”
However there are occasions I am not conscious of, Lord:
the instances when you’ve saved me
from the ache that may have been;
the instances when you’ve spared me
of some damage I may need recognized;
the instances while you’ve protected me
from hurt I may need suffered;
the instances when you’ve shielded me
from what I could not deal with;
the instances when your peace stuffed me
earlier than sorrow claimed my pleasure;
the instances you heard and answered me
earlier than I prayed a phrase…
For these instances, Lord, I thanks:
when your blessing has preceded
– and graciously exceeded –
all my wants and needs and prayers…
Shield me, Lord, whereas I am awake
and watch over me whereas I sleep
that awake, I would preserve watch with you
and asleep relaxation in your peace…
O Lord, I do know you’re close to,
standing at all times at my facet.
You guard me from the foe,
and also you lead me in methods eternal.
Lord, you’ve searched my coronary heart,
and you recognize after I sit and after I stand.
Your hand is upon me defending me from demise,
protecting me from hurt.
The place can I run out of your love?
If I climb to the heavens you’re there;
if I fly to the dawn or sail past the ocean,
nonetheless I would discover you there.
my coronary heart and its methods,
you who fashioned me earlier than I used to be born
within the secret of darkness earlier than I noticed the solar
in my mom’s womb.
Marvelous to me are your works;
how profound are your ideas, my Lord.
Even when I may rely them, they quantity as the celebs,
you’d nonetheless be there.