Written in October 2008, but relevant today, we continue our series “Dark:Thirty” today with Part Two…
Pray in the Darkness
Be not afraid to pray; to pray is right,
Pray if you can with hope, but ever pray.
Though hope be weak or sick with long delay;
Pray in the darkness if there is no light.
And, if for any reason you dare not pray,
Then pray to God to cast that reason away.
This poem was on my day-to-day calendar several days ago and resonated with me. “Pray in the darkness if there is no light.”
Whew! Been there and done that.
When you find yourself in that dark place, about the only thing that will help you push through is fervent and effective prayer. And, believe me when I say, sometimes all one can do is groan in agonizing prayer.
When this happens, be assured that Jesus Christ hears your distress and will intercede on your behalf to His Father.
Pray in the dark and soon, the Glorious One will shine and you will be surrounded by His Light.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8.12
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. John 1.4
Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. John 12.35
Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 1 John 2.8
Pray in your darkness.
Next week…part 3, Enemy Beware!
This week I’ll be linking up with:
- Inspire Me Monday
- Glimpses of His Beauty
- God Sized Dreams
- Jennifer Dukes Lee
- Tea and Word
- Seeking God
- Porch Stories
- Coffee for Your Heart
- Tune In Tuesday
- Heart Encouragement
- Dance With Jesus
- Fresh Market Friday
- Thought Provoking Friday
- Counting My Blessings
November Giveaway! Comment on every post in the Dark:Thirty Series, and be entered as many times, to be included in the drawing for this sweet Sterling Silver necklace. Designed by yours truly and made locally by jewelry-maker Melissa Cox.