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

I can’t sleep

Here I am (1 Samuel 3:4; NIV).

The life of every living thing is in his hand (Job 12:10; NLT).

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

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

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Lord God,
I can’t sleep.

Here I am,
In your hand,

With nothing
To do,

And nothing
To say.

So many
Are sleepless;

I pray
For us all:

May we rest
In your presence,

Until break
Of day.

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

Slow healing

He laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them (Luke 4:40; KJV).

With his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5; KJV).

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Lord,

Healing bleeds so slowly
From your hands to ours,

Like honey, dripping from
A broken comb,

Or oil, oozing from the press
When fruit is crushed.

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When I sleep

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

God speaks again and again (Job 33:14; NLT).

I hold you by your right hand (Isaiah 41:13; NLT).

The Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost (Luke 19:10; NLT).

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Lord,

When I sleep,
I’m in your arms,

When I pray
You talk to me;

When I walk
You hold my hand,

And when I’m lost
You rescue me.

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If…

They […] brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well (Matthew 14:35-6; NKJV).

No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one (Luke 4:40; NLT).

He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart (Isaiah 40:11; NLT).

There will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain (Revelation 21:4; NLT).

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Lord God,

If I could only touch
Your hem,
Or hand,
Or heart;

Then I’d be whole
Eternally,
With no more fear,
Or hurt.

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Your will be done

Your will be done (Matthew 6:10; NIV).

Our lives are in his hands (Psalm 66:9; NLT).

Wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

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Lord God,

Sometimes I wish so much
I could be well again,

For life is passing me by
Day after day.

It seems so pointless, Lord,
Yet may your will be done;

So I rest in your hands,
And wait, and pray.

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