But I call to You for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer meets You. – (Psalm 88:13, HCSB)
Lord, I am asking You to help me! Early each morning I pray to You. – (Psalm 88:13, ERV)
But I am calling out to You, Eternal One. My prayers rise before You with every new sun! – (Psalm 88:13, VOICE)
God is faithful to hear us when we call on Him. Each day, as I rise before the sun, I call on God to be my help and my hope. If you have been following here, you know that the start to this school year has had its challenges. Yesterday, there was a bit of a change. It was far from perfect, yet how I felt at the end of the day was far better than the previous two. I am hopeful that today will be even better. May we ever call on the Lord for help, for He is faithful to hear us and help us in and through all things.
Each morning I rise,
Before daylight’s come;
I pray to the Lord,
The most Holy One.
I seek Him for strength,
My Help and my Hope;
To lead and guide me,
So love is evoked.
Ever He’s faithful,
To meet me each day;
His strength and goodness,
Lead me in His way.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we seek You, You hear our prayer. Thank You that even when we do not see it, You are moving on our behalf. Forgive us for our frustrations and fears when things are heavy and feel as if we are in the throes of a never ending fight. Teach us to rise and pray to You, for You are our help and our hope. Show us how to love those around us well. Lead us in the light of Your gracious goodness for all. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You each morning as we rise, trusting that You hear us and will be with us as we go. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Lord, hear my prayer. In Your faithfulness listen to my plea, and in Your righteousness answer me. – Psalm 143:1