Two weeks ago I shared a prayer from my mom for our Praying God’s Word Wednesday. Today, a sweet friend who knows her fair share of struggle, prayed into mine. The scripture passage she chose:
“Restore our captivity, oh Lord, as the streams in the south. Those who sew in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:4-6 NASB1995
Her kind and generous prayer for me:
I love this. My heart’s desire, even more than healing and prosperity and everything to go my way, is for God to be glorified through the lives of me and my family. Ok, maybe that’s not my deepest desire every day. I am human after all and I desperately want my husband to be healed. But on my best days and most enlightened moments I long to be used of Him in everything.
Beyond a doubt, I know that one day these hardships will show themselves to be “light and momentary troubles” compared to the eternal weight of glory. So
today, I’m praying for you as my friend prayed for me. May God use all your hard things for His kingdom and bring joy to you and all you touch.
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Donna B Reidland says
I’m praying for you and your husband this morning. May God give you both that peace which surpasses all understanding. And may you be a light shining out in this dark place.
A beautiful prayer. Thank you!
Danielle Butler says
Sending healing and positive thoughts and prayers your way.
I appreciate the prayers so much!
Tea With Jennifer says
Beautiful, thank you.
I remember a beautiful portion of scripture that was so very comforting to me when I started the journey of Brain Cancer with my lovely hubby.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed…”
And one day within that time after he just had brain surgery the word changed to not only was He ‘present’ but His presence was a ‘pleasant’ help also!
For He was there giving that peace & strength that only He can give & it was truly pleasant in the midst of a difficult time.
This is my prayer for you Lauren.
Thank you so much for sharing that scripture and your thoughts on it.
Joanne Viola says
Lauren, your friend’s prayer is beautiful and spoke to my heart. I wrote about benedictions today so much along the same line. Prayers spoken over our lives breathe such hope into our hearts and circumstances. Praying for your hubby and you as he begins treatment this week.
Loved your post on benedictions! And thank you for your prayers.
Michele Morin says
May it be so! May you “indeed come again with shouts of joy, carrying your sheaves!”
Amen, Michele. Thank you.
It’s wonderful when you can align your heart’s desire with the will of God. Thank you for linking up at Talent-Sharing Tuesdays.
That’s why I love praying scripture, Carol!