I wake in the stillness of the morning’s night. Eyes open,
darkness fills my sight. Lord, You woke me for a reason, speak
to me, I pray. Now the images of my worry fill the void of space.
Why do I hold these when Your yoke is easy? A swap beyond my
understanding I know. Certainly, a love I crave to know.


I wake in the mornings and immediately began praying to the Lord about the worries that fill my mind. Lord, You see this situation, fix it. Lord, I need Your help with this. Then I stop. We are to enter into His courts with praise. Not because He requires it but because He is worthy of it. I began again. Lord, I thank You for Your grace and mercy that allowed me to wake this morning. I thank You Lord for your peace that surpasses all understanding. I thank You Lord for Your unmerited favor over my life. Lord, take the worries of this world from me, if it is Your will. Let me rest in You.

I pray this prayer as a means to remind myself that I am to leave my worries and cares with Him because I struggle with it. I pray day in and day out that God allows me to let those things go and to trust in Him, casting aside the excuse that it’s hard. If I relinquish myself to Him then nothing is too hard because His word says that “we can do all things through Him.” Then why do I have to remind myself throughout the day to leave it alone and let God work it out? Patience… one of the many things I lack and I believe that the Lord is working in me. Lord, I asked for patience but how long is this going to take?

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank you for Your patience with me. I thank You for not giving up on me when I took my time to call Your name. I thank You Father for walking with me as I waded in sin. Now, let me be content during my period of waiting because I know that You have a master plan in place that I cannot see. Your timing will place me strategically where I need to be with the temperance needed for Your will. Continue to work on me Lord.

In Jesus; name I pray,


Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


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Author: grantedgrace72

You need to know me? I am an old youth. Late to grow. Yet grateful of the time given by the Lord. Under His watchful eye, I am redirected, chastened, and chided. My heart is fragile, broken, and a work in progress. The Lord delicately puts me together as if mending glass. My pieces are not visibly shown. Hurt words leave my mouth, the sharp edges of my broken glass; though my heart speaks a different beat. A common factor in our time. My ways have sent me astray from the Lord’s path. I am no different than you. The Lord uses His timetable, methods, and avenues to lead us back to Him…if we will listen. Heavenly Father, Open my ears to hear Your gentle voice. Soften my heart so that I will heed Your words. Guide my feet so that I may walk in line with Your will. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen! PhotoCredit: