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I came down to the river for a drink,

Only to find the banks were dry.

I came down to the river for life,

Only to see death’s fingerprints.

I came down to the river for love,

Only to find my empty heart.

 

Oh, Lord, hear the cries

Of your people by the river.

 

I came down to the river for hope,

Only to find the tent of despair.

I came down to the river for joy,

Only to feel dissatisfied.

I came down to the river for faith,

Only to see with my flesh.

 

Oh, Lord, hear the cries

Of your people by the river.

 

I came down to the river for comfort,

Only to find more calamity.

I came down to the river for resurrection,

Only to see Hade’s crooked smile.

 

Oh, Lord, hear the cries

Of your people by the river.

 

I came down to the river, once more,

And I found You, Lord.

And there everything else I came looking for.

 

Oh, Lord, praise you!

For hearing the cries of your people by the river.

 


This prayer originally appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.

One thought on “Weekly Prayer: August 11th, 2019

  1. Thank You, a remembered prayer of faith to not quit in the search for this new life offered to us all in the risen Christ, after his death one time in his shed blood, took care of all sin for us in Father’s sight, Proven by Jesu’s resurrection, as told to us by the Disciples found in the Bible messages to us to stand in belief, it is finished for us to find.

    2Cor 7:1\
    2 Corinthians 7 New International Version (NIV)
    7 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

    Not by works of ourselves or anyone else. By his done work for us to get and be new in beleif to his love and mercy given us by Son’s sacrifice, one time for all to be given new life once decide to stand up in beleif no matter what?. Like being a Job, one might see, to not give up, even in troubles we all go through at some point in our walk.

    So can we stand in belief, Faith, and one day see it really is worth to not give up, for by beleif, in these promises, whether it appears as real or not, are real. So I see why not turn to Father of the risen Son to be raised new, in Thought, not our own, God’s thoughts, more so than that old man that had or might still have some control of us.
    Phil. 1:6, tells me I can depend on God Father of in risen Son for us. Jesus only pointed everything to his Father, for Father to become our leader too. Thought, take this to God to see truth lover error, and wait if not see this truth yet, Father does just love us all. Otherwise Son would have not ever come to earth in flesh and blood for us.

    As Father knows best, I do see this be what Jesus said in Matthew 19, my paraphrase

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