Compassionate Lord, Thy mercies have brought me to the dawn of another day. Vain will be its gift unless I grow in grace, increase in knowledge, ripen for spiritual harvest...
Prayers & Psalms for Meditation
"Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, 'My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God'? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable." – Isaiah 40:21-28
"Prayer and tears are mighty things with God. They are to Him much more than consistency and much more to Him than decrees." – E. M. Bounds, Prayer and Praying Men
Intercession For Others
Are you tempted to be discouraged today? Do you know of another's tears? May all those downtrodden by the cares of this world be encouraged to know that the Creator of heaven and earth sees and counts every tear and has the power to lift even the head of the sorrowful because he truly cares.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Tearful prayers are often the most earnest and potent. It can seem when approaching such a mighty, powerful, majestic being as the LORD is, that our tears mean little. The truth is the powerful God of all time and space is moved by your honest tears.