Grieved

“Have I not wept for him who was in trouble?
Has not my soul grieved for the poor?”  Job 30:25

I usually think of prayer as a conversation with God.

Oh Lord, may cries and moans replace my words for the deep needs of others.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

source – blogs.usask.ca

Fitting Conversations

May my talk be turned
to cries and moans
for someone whose
in trouble, Lord.

And when the poor
are suffering
may our conversation
be filled with grief.

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30 Comments

  1. Very passionate prayer, Sis Deb–God bless your Tuesday with Peace and Rest in Him–love, sis Caddo

  2. You have such a beautifully compassionate heart, sweet friend. Your prayer is beautiful. I’m making it mine as well.

  3. It is true. Our hearts tend to wax cold.Then our gracious and merciful Savior makes them tender again. I am so thankful for that.

    26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

    31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. Ezekiel 36: 26, and 31

    Thank you for sharing this moving poem and message.

    Love,
    Theresa

  4. i loved the thoughts your words produced

  5. Hi sister Debbie; Want to thank you for this very humbeling article.. God Bless you and have a good day… Bro Pat. 🙂

  6. “…Oh Lord, may cries and moans replace my words for the deep needs of others. And here’s a simple poem . . .”

    For me, it has been an unending learning experience in my walk with God. On the one hand, I’m overwhelmed by the anguish of the poor and prisoners. If I always lived in this emotion, I would be swallowed up in pain. Then, on the other hand, I delight in the joy and humor of the Lord. But if I always lived here, I’d be a useless social butterfly.

    So, I try to live in the Spirit for each moment and season. Thus, a fitting conversation.

  7. my soul is doing so much groaning and grieving for the hurting around me… it is a burden I cannot carry but I can carry it to the Lord knowing He is able to deliver all those beloveds so heavy on my heart, all those poor and tormented, those abused and forgotten, those sick and dispairing… I groan to you Lord, Your Spirit prays for me when I know not how… and you will make a way of escape.

    Thank you Deb for a faithful heart to share ‘God’s Word to you’ each day with us. It so blesses

  8. Conversation with God. I like that concept!

    The other-centeredness of your poem reflects the kind of love the Lord has for us.
    Your reference brought to mind the fact that Jesus wept when Lazarus died. He wept over the lostness of Jerusalem. And He anguished over the prospect of losing His Father at HIs crucifixion.

  9. Deb,

    You really conveyed a truth for all of us… one of the greatest ways to share the burdens of others is through prayer. Many times, we see others suffer and there is very little we can do about it. But there is ALWAYS one way that we can intervene and seek to help the situation… it is through prayer! Lord bless you, thanks for the great reminder.

  10. Dearest Deb,

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    “Oh Lord, may cries and moans replace my words for the deep needs of others. ”
    Amen. I am praying alongside you. When it seems there’s nothing we can do, we can always pray.

    Your simply beautiful poem brought to mind a song we do in church.
    This section in particular:
    “Heal my heart and make it clean
    Open up my eyes to the things unseen
    Show me how to love like You have loved me

    Break my heart from what breaks Yours
    Everything I am for Your kingdom´s cause
    As I walk from earth into
    Eternity”

    Blessings
    ann

    P.S. I’ve been MIA. I had 4 major pieces due over two days. Thanks for your prayers for my week. I appreciate you muchly 🙂

  11. This reminds me of a song we sometimes sing in our church Deb.
    Give me a heart like your heart beating for the lost.
    Give me aheart like your heart no matter what the cost…

  12. That is so good Deb. I remember when a dear friends spouse was dying, i was wondering if I could breakthrough in prayer if only i could feel as much love for him as she did.
    It made a huge difference
    Thanks much
    Ben

  13. Your post is a good reminder for me personally! I have a tendency to lose my sympathy or empathy for those around me. Praying I become a better prayer warrior for others!
    God Bless You!

  14. Thank you for being the passionate pray-er you are and my armor bearer! God bless you as you lift up others today! love you!

  15. I keep learning from you, gracious one. 🙂 I just don’t think that I allow myself to pray as deeply as I would like to. God bless you and your beautiful prayers! love and hugs!

  16. Thank you for those verses, wonderful woman of the World and for the reminder that He makes our hearts tender again so we can pray with the depth of feeling we want to. 🙂 You bless me! God bless you and yours today. love you!

  17. God bless you, Terry, and how you pray and live out your faith! love and hugs to you and Al!

  18. Thank you for the blessings, Bro Pat. I need Him to keep me humble and He is good at it. 🙂 God bless you and yours too!

  19. I knew that you do pray with cries and moans, Mr. Larry, and that He breaks your heart for others. I just don’t feel that I allow Him to do that with me to the extent He needs to. So I pray! But understand that it can’t that way all the time . . I wouldn’t be able to function. God bless you and how He works out the right balance and conversation in your life!

  20. Faith filled fisher lady . . .I loved that it is a burden you cannot carry, but you can carry it to the Lord. This is a truth that I need to remember each day, so that I go ahead and grieve and cry, knowing that He is there to help me with it all. God bless you and thank you for what you add and teach me here! love and prayers for you and yours.

  21. I love that you thought of Jesus weeping when Lazarus died and over Jerusalem too, Heather! God bless you as you keep thinking of others and giving yourself to prayer and Jesus!

  22. Thank you, Pastor Rob, for reminding us that there is always something we can do . ..and that is prayer. I need to keep that thought and not think of it as a lesser than option. . .like praying is not as good as doing something else. God bless you and all that you do through prayer!

  23. You are so not missing in action . .. you are just IN ACTION! God bless you, Ann full of grace and song, for sharing this music that puts it all so beautifully . . .”open up my eyes to the things unseen”. Someone may not be able to tell me the details but with God it doesn’t matter, because He can help me pray about those unseen things. God bless you and uphold you as your week goes on!

  24. Another great song that covers us praying like we mean it! Thank you and God bless you , Pastor J!

  25. That is a really really great insight and prayer to pray as we pray, Ben. If I can just tap into how much He loves someone as I pray for them, it will help me pray harder and with more heart. God bless you and thank you for coming by today!

  26. Lady Dei, I can lose that sympathy and empathy too . . .but don’t want to! God bless you as you pray for others with the compassion He places in you. love and hugs!

  27. A beautiful prayer!

    Indeed, pryaer is a conversation with our Lord. I am currently working on learning to listen more than talk. So hard to do!

  28. It is hard to do , Ted. I just naturally come to Him . ..talking. So glad He is faithful to teach us and change us where we need changing! God bless you as you listen and talk too!!

  29. You have such a heart of compassion Deb.
    Don’t forget the Lord wants you to share your poetry with the sick, elderly, hurting, lonely, confused, discouraged… in many ways as you are led? You are a little ray of sunshine shining forth simple words of hope and encouragement.
    The way you are choosing pictures as well now, makes them even more meaningful. (as they say… a picture is worth a thousand words)
    Love Susan.

  30. Thank you so much Susan, for encouraging me and understanding that there is more to this than I might remember and see each day. 🙂 I think the pictures help too! God is so good to help me keep doing this. God bless you, our watch woman on the wall!


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