Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

Worship in the dark

Seek God
In your wilderness;

Bless him
In your fear. 

Thank him
In your suffering;

Praise him, 
He is near.

Find God 
In your desert;

Love him
In your heart.

Serve him
In your ruins;

In the dark.


Keep on seeking and you will find (Luke 11:9; NLT). 

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness (Matthew 4:1; NLT).

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV). 

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it! (Genesis 28:16; NLT).

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart (Luke 10:27; NLT).

I am like an eagle owl, like little owl among the ruins (Psalm 102:6; CSB).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).


Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,


When you hear a sound like marching feet in the tops of the poplar trees, be on the alert! (2 Samuel 5:24; NLT).

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8; NIV).

Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!” (1 Samuel 3:3-4; NLT).

After the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).



Listen to me, my child,
When I march in the tops
Of the trees.

Listen to me, my child,
When I walk in the cool
Of the breeze.

Listen to me, my child,
When I call your name
In the dark.

Listen to me, my child,
When you hear my voice
In your heart.

body, mind, heart, soul, realisation, important, prayer, contemplation,

You hide me

Hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:8; NLT).

All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 36:7; NLT).

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

The Lord is full of tenderness (James 5:11; NLT).

The Lord your God will be your everlasting light (Isaiah 60:19; NLT).



You hide me
In your holy shadow, Lord;

You keep me safe
However dark the night.

You hold me
With your deepest tenderness;

And fill me
With your everlasting light.


I find you

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).


In the darkest recess
Of my mind,
I find you,
My Lord, my God.

In the saddest corner
Of my heart,
I find you,
My Lord, my God.

And in the loneliest depths
Of my soul,
I find you,
My Lord, my God.


Faith, hope, and love

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love (1 Corinthians 13:13; NLT).

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1; NLT).


I don’t mind how dark it is
In contemplation,

How far away you seem,
Or how mysterious you are;

For you have given me
Faith, hope, and love –

So there is nothing else
I want or need.



Ups and downs

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1; KJV).

Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? (Job 2:10; NIV).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Thank you for the ups and downs
Of life –

For all my brightest days,
And darkest nights;

The times of deep depression,
And of joy;

Of dread, and bliss,
Of ecstasy, and grief.

Thank you for that all I experience,
Good and bad,

For these things help to make me
Who I am.



Joys and sorrows

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God (Isaiah 61:10; NLT).

The Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait quietly for God’s promises to be fulfilled (Romans 15:4; NLT).


Life brings many joys,
And many sorrows –
Lord, help us,
As we do our best to cope.

Ecstatic tears
Can swiftly turn to grief –
Lord, in our darkest times,
Please give us hope.