of my heart,
the world seems dark and confusing,
and I feel as if I have lost my way,
please lead me back to You
and to Your church where I will find solitude, peace, and
a welcoming quiet.
You, alone, I can re-group,
find my footing again, find the blue skies and hope and
the sunshine optimism of a child of God.
me close, my Redeemer, when I need a respite from the challenges
and doubts and fears of the busy rushing world.
knew sadness and uncertainty and disappointment in Your
apostles who fell asleep when You asked them to watch with
You in the Garden of Olives
on the black night before Your death.
knew anguish and desperation and pain
as You hung on the cross and feared
that Your Heavenly Father had abandoned You,
You cried out, "My God, My God,
why have You forsaken me?"
me now hear Your reassuring words
of hope and love. Please never forsake me!
Give me courage.
me re-pledge my trust in You,
and my hope for Your trust in me.
me re-pledge my faith in You,
and my hope for your faith in me.
me re-pledge my love for You,
and my hope for Your love of me.
know that You are always there,
and that I need only step away
from my worldly distractions, my uncertainties,
my busyness, my fears, my depression to find You, wherever
I may be, at whatever time,
at whatever moment.
I come to You now, this moment,
Lord Jesus crucified, to pledge my love, my hope,
my intention to make my life a testimony
to Your goodness and Your love for me.
give You all I am.
are my Staff, my Life, my Hope,
my Being, my true and eternal Love.
are my hope and my brightest tomorrow!
me fast, Jesus, my
King of Joy and my God,
please hold me ever fast!
me through the darkness into the radiant skies of Your glory,
the safety of YOur forgiveness
to be with You forever, and forever, and forever,
2011 Donn B. Murphy
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