When you walk at dusk
To His chorus of birds
Excitedly ending their day
Anticipating the stillness
For His birds know this
His lilac takes a turn
Releasing His aroma
Drawing us to yearn
Oh His sky!
Turning down its daylight
Muting the busy
Smoothing with peace
Paving the Way for our sleep
He created the night
To whisper perfect love into every fright
To pour us Moon-drink
For our thirsty praying souls
Worried for others
Lifting up our persecuted sisters and brothers
In the coming silence
We trust Our Lord hears us
But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD, their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken (Isaiah 54:17 NLT).
Some days it is just simply hard to wait for Jesus to return. Tragedy upon tragedy, people dying because they love Him.
The hard truth is if we love Jesus, we must be ready to die for Him at any turn (John 15:18-25).
Would you join me in prayer for those mourning in Sri Lanka and for those plotting and killing in Sri Lanka?
Dear Mighty Sovereign Lord,
We praise Your holiness and righteousness Lord. You are Our Father in Heaven who loves Your people.
We ask for Your mercy upon us as we struggle not to hurl why’s at heaven. We ask for Your mercy upon those with darkened hearts. Who among them is like the repentant thief who hung next to Jesus? Who among them will be saved?
We ask for Your holy healing Spirit to descend upon those in grief and mourning. We ask that You surround each grieving soul with angels to minister to their every need, for You are Our Provider.
We ask if the United States is in Your plan to respond to please give Your wisdom and direction to President Trump.
We thank You, Father, in advance for listening to us. We thank You, Father, for what You will do to intervene and protect Your children in Sri Lanka and the other places where believers are persecuted.
We pray these things in Your Son’s Powerful Name Jesus,
Thank you for joining tonight. We can hold each other up as we bear each other’s burdens.
All photos in this post are mine.