Dear Lord, I wait for You, but I so often can’t see You.
Are You hiding from me?
Dear Lord, I cry to You, and so often seem to cry into the darkness
With no response.
Are You shutting Your ears to me?
Yet, I wait upon You, and hope in You.
Dear Lord, I come to You on behalf of others.
(They really want prayers! So, I pray.)
Are You listening to me more than to them?
Yet, I lift prayers to you on behalf of many,
Even those who cannot pray right now.
Dear Lord, encourage MY heart, just as I pray for others.
Dear Lord, give ME strength for today, just as others need Your strength.
Dear Lord, I pray all of these things
In Your precious, healing, mighty name. Amen.
The Rev. Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth is a hospice chaplain at Unity Hospice and pastor at St. Luke’s Christian Community Church (UCC) in the Chicago suburbs, and is a commissioned member in the Federation of Christian Ministries. Elizabeth also holds a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling in Illinois (certified by IAODAPCA).
She blogs at www.pastorpreacherprayer.com. Her spiritual and theological training and less-anxious presence enable her to bring encouragement, strength and comfort to persons in need.
Elizabeth’s family shares space with a petite cat (with a big personality) named Mary. Elizabeth loves reading, music, piano-playing, yoga, taking walks, and messing around on the computer.