Thursday, December 17, 2015

How long will our prayers go unanswered?

PSALM 80:1-7
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth
before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh.
Stir up your might,
and come to save us!
Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved.
O LORD God of hosts,
how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?
You have fed them with the bread of tears,
and given them tears to drink in full measure.
You make us the scorn of our neighbors;
our enemies laugh among themselves.
Restore us, O God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved.
Lord Jesus,
born among angels, and shepherds, and wise men,
and ordinary servants like Joseph and Mary,
Stir up your might
and come save us!
Shine your face upon us;
brighten your light with us;
then we may be saved.

How long will you
let our cries for help go unanswered?
Tears, fears, worries, changes, doubts, uncertainty...

Just like in days of old,
we are walking in deep darkness.
Shine your light upon us again.
We need You --
a lamp to our feet,
a light to our path,
a beacon of hope on the shoreline,
a pillar of fire at night,
a star to lead the way.

Let your face shine on us
and we will be saved!

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