This short prayer came to me when I woke up, a day or two ago:
O Lord, you are my lamp. The Lord lights up my darkness (2 Samuel 22:29; NLT).
Lord, I am your temple (1).
You live in my inner darkness, and know all the secrets of my heart (2).
Please reveal to me everything hidden in darkest depths of my unconscious mind (3).
Please help me to work on all the damage, as it surfaces bit by bit, so I can be healed (4).
But, Lord, is it possible that amongst all my inner wounds and scars, some good things lie hidden there as well? (5).
1. We are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people” (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).
2. Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).
He shrouded himself in darkness (2 Samuel 22:12; NLT).
Moses approached the thick darkness where God was (Exodus 20:21; NLT).
He knows the secrets of every heart (Psalm 44:21; NLT).
3. It is what comes from inside that defiles you. For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you (Mark 7:20-23; NLT).
He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness (Daniel 2:22; NLT).
4. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds (Hosea 6:1; NIV).
5. Every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old (Matthew 13:52; NIV).