Posts tagged ‘prayer for those suffering’

EVERY SPARROW

 

He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.  He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.  Psalm 72:13-14 NIV

Dear Lord, you are a God who knows every sparrow.  You are big enough and wise enough to know every thought and intent of every heart.  You know every person in the whole world by name—first, middle and last. You remember every birthday.  You understand every secret sorrow.  You know the strengths and weaknesses of every human who has ever lived. Your thoughts are always on us.  You are all compassionate, all merciful, all loving.  No one is lost in the shuffle.  No one is overlooked.  You send rescuers to help the oppressed.  You pity those in trouble.  You have compassion for the weak and needy.  Your heart breaks for those who are suffering.

Give us the eyes of faith to see you in the darkest place and to feel your loving care. We commit our sorrows to you. We pray for those who are suffering.  We lay our burdens at your feet.  Shine your light upon our darkness.

Amen.