Wait in the Quiet – a Prayer for You

by Andy Wood on March 1, 2016

in LV Cycle, Prayers, Waiting

As you move all too quickly (and ever so carefully) through a boiling, brawling, bitter world, I lift you up today to the God of all peace and quiet, praying for you to find in Him a light in your midnight darkness.

Weary from the relentless call to more – more work, more solutions, more impossible demands – I pray that in Him even as your body sleeps, your heart would remain awake to a renewing that can only come to stilled souls.

Aware, ever so aware, of the growing darkness of the seasons and times, I pray that you find the conviction and courage to hold out your undivided attention and unyielding grip to His grace and truth.

Keeping the faith, even when the faith looks bruised from a bar fight, I pray that you will find in Him the strength to take, not every step – just the next step, then the next… even if the next step is to the exquisite comfort of your own bed.

Empty and famished from day after day of leading and feeding and seeding and weeding in everyone else’s pastures and gardens, I pray that He would restore your soul with still waters and green pastures of your own, so that you are stronger, brighter, and ready again overflow in His service.

Near to His heart and refreshed by His life, I pray that the stillness of waiting gives way to the grateful rush of hope realized…

…Expectancy rewarded by a covenant-keeping God…

…Desire fulfilled by a Faithful Father who delights in giving good things to those who wait in the quiet for Him.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Joy Beasley March 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Amen. Thank you!

Martha Orlando March 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm

This brought me to tears, Andy. Thank you for showering prayer on me and so many others who stand to be blessed by your words. This world is not today, and never has been, an easy place to live, yet we can trust in Him who promises to give good things to all who wait.
Blessings, my friend!
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Joni March 2, 2016 at 10:41 pm

Thank you. Tonight I landed in bed heavy with similar thoughts. That I’ve got to stop fighting and rest with patience–confident expectation that what He says is true, even if I can’t see it yet … This was the perfect blessing to cross my path at the PERFECT time.

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