Hi, everyone. There is a story behind today’s prayer. Yesterday, when I read the words from Isaiah quoted below, I was struck by how closely they mirror my personal situation. Chronic fatigue has weakened the muscles in my arms and legs; I have a long history of depression and agoraphobia (a fearful heart); I also have eye, ear and larynx problems, and can no longer sing, or even talk loudly. So you can see why these two verses spoke to me immediately!  

* Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy (Isaiah 35:4-6; NIV).

I’m coming towards the end
Of my pilgrimage.

Your kingdom is near,
But how tired I am!

Please strengthen my weary legs
For the final stretch.

Ease my sorrowful heart
And anxious mind.

Remind me that there is nothing to fear – 
Your Son paid all my debts off long ago.

At the end of the road
You will run to meet me.

I will see your face and hear your voice,
Experience your kiss.

Then I will dance and sing for joy with you,
My Lord and my God.


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