Prayer Shade

“Like a servant who earnestly desires the shade,
And like a hired man who eagerly looks for his wages,
So I have been allotted months of futility
And wearisome nights have been appointed to me.”  Job 7:2-3

We all need a little shade during the heat of the day.

Lord, help me to pray, providing  shade for someone today.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Shaded

source – christimcguireblog.com

Shade shelters
the droughted grass
from the searing sun

and all around
each tree’s base
lies a circular rung

still green
to the edge
of the branches’ reach

prayers
sent up and out
to cover and to keep.

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26 Comments

  1. Oh I SO SO SO LOVE this one, Sis Deb! Great job, great writing, great message for us–God bless you Big! love, sis Caddo

  2. Deb I was empathising with Job that some shade would be nice and then got convicted by your desire to provide that shade for others through prayer. Great post, and a good challenge to not just seek shade for ourselves, but to share the shade around :). Pray that He gives you revelation and insight as you intercede for others xx

  3. I have it made in the shade with you praying for me! 🙂 God bless you as He provides for you every minute of everyday! love you!

  4. Oh I love that prayer, sweet Aimee, that He gives me revelation and insight as I intercede for others! I definitely desire that! God bless you as He asks you to pray and be shade for others today! love and prayers and thanks!

  5. WOW!!!

    This is great, Dearest Deb!! Thank you. And thanks for always providing shade for me… May I be faithful in providing shade for others as well.

    Blessings
    ann

  6. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty…He will cover you with His pinions and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithful is a shield and a bulwark.” (Psalm 91:1,4)

    Prayers bring God Himself into circumstances, much like Deb’s poem, so that He can shelter and shade people from danger.

    What a great poem. Thanks.

  7. What a blessing it is to find shade from the uncomfortable and trying times of our lives. How good the Lord is in supplying the needs of HIs people. Lord bless.

  8. I have felt that shade, and I am very thankful for it. 🙂

    Thank you for this thoughtful post!

    Love,
    Theresa

  9. Very inspiring Debbie! Thank you. God bless you.

  10. Often without the prayers of others I would be bare and burnt. Prayers are a covering that keeps us sheltered from the heat of this world.

  11. this was awesome!!!

  12. You are a beautiful shade tree, Ann full of grace and song! You provide prayers and also the ministry of music. What a great covering! God bless you and keep you under His wing!

  13. What a great Psalm to bring into this, Mr. Larry! I love thinking about prayers bringing God Himself into circumstances . ..that is so encouraging and exciting. God bless you and provide shade for you today! Thank you for being here!

  14. I love how He always makes a way for us! God bless you, Pastor Rob , as you pray for Him to keep and cover others today!

  15. I have felt that shade too, wonderful woman of the Word! What a blessing and relief! So thankful for you and praying for you too, as your days are full! God bless you and spread His love over you today! love you!

  16. Thank you for stopping by! God bless you too and keep you in the shelter of His great love!

  17. Oh Patricia, I would be bare and burnt too!!! Badly! So so thankful and needful of those prayers! God bless you, sweet lady, and shade you throughout your days!

  18. God bless you, Angel Terry, and provide you with just what you need each day!

  19. Praise God for the shade and rest He gives when we need it – and praise Him for the enormous privilege of being used by Him to bring shade to others – and praise Him for the faithfulness of those who help bring to shade to us. It is never-ending, isn’t it?

    What an amazing God!

  20. Awesome! We all need to offer prayer up to our Gracious and Kind Lord! Praying for you and your family today!
    God Bless You!

  21. Thank you for providing prayer shade for us! 🙂 God bless you and yours, keeping you safe and sheltered!

  22. That is an amazing God that gives us the privilege of being used by Him to bring shade to others! He is so good and gracious. God bless you as you praise your never-ending amazing God! love and prayers, dear Mentor Angela!

  23. A beautiful picture of the prayer life Deb! Thanks!

  24. Thank you, Pastor J, for the prayers and shade you provide for others! God bless you!

  25. I’m so grateful for the prayers of the righteous, which avail much! It is those prayers which have kept me from being totally exposed to the attacks of the enemy! Praise God! May I provide shade for others, as I have been provided shade by the prayers of others! This is so wonderful! Thank you, Encouraging Debbie! Love and prayers to you!

    Paulette

  26. I agree, praising Him Paulette, those prayers do avail much and thwart attacks that we may not ever know about. You provide us with a beautiful place to come and be in His presence together, and worship Him! Shade for sure too!! God bless you and provide for you in amazing ways today! love you!!!


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