When I try to pray

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1. When I try to pray
In vain,
Wearied by distress,
Or fear, or pain,

2. Help me, instead, to rest
Safe in your hand,
Because you care,
And always understand.


1. The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words (Romans 8:26; RSV).

I am weary from distress (Psalm 57:6; NLT).

2. Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

The Lord will hold you in his hand (Isaiah 62:3; NLT).

He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7; NIV).

God understands all hearts (Proverbs 24:12; NLT).

2 thoughts on “When I try to pray

  • I understand this all too well recently. I have been very ill with cellulitis and am in hospital now. God is good Ruth, I feel better mentally even if I have quite a way to go physically. God bless you and your precious words.

    • Oh, Alan, I’m so sorry to hear how poorly you are. You will be in my prayers. Thank you so much for letting me know XXXXXX

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