Short Prayer of a Heavy Heart

My heart shudders within me; terrors of death sweep over me. Fear and trembling grip me; horror has overwhelmed me. I said, “If only I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and find rest. How far away I would flee; I would stay in the wilderness. Selah I would hurry to my shelter from the raging wind and the storm.” Psalm 55:4-8

Lord, I feel overwhelmed by grief. I cannot escape. My thoughts are fearful, full of terrible visions, and my heart aches beyond belief.

Oh, how I wish I could gently lift off the ground, exercise my wings, and find a quiet place away from these troubles. Far, far away from anything that hurt. These storms are all about me, there must be a safe place to shelter…

Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22

Father, please hear my cries for help. Please raise me up, place me in your mighty hand. Please continue to guide me through.

Amen

Author: kcradioman

I am the Director of Twin Oaks Family Care in Excelsior Springs, Mo. I hold a Master of Arts in counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and, currently, am working on the Doctor of Ministry in Care and Counseling at MBTS. My wife and I were married in 1998 and we had 2 daughters. On July 26th, 2019, my lovely wife, Jana, was diagnosed with Leukemia and began treatment. On Aug 7th, 2019, she died of complications from the chemo treatment. God prepared us and sustains us. My way of grieving includes being open and transparent about my feelings. My hope is to provide a voice of support for others experiencing grief.

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