Lord, I Pray You by CL Gingerich
There is unrest in this dwelling
Something is stirring
Not of a fair wind
The Devil is attacking most fiercely
I am falling into the mire
with no footholds to guide me
back to You
Surrender is written on my heart
my hands commit no work
I have become ensnared
with no one near to catch me
My faith is lacking
And fear is c l i n g i n g to my soul
Forgive me Father
my sin is eating me
consuming me whole
Please make it quick
I cannot bare to pain my beloved
who loved and is loved by me
Let me count the ways
You say "I love you"
Why have You so humbly given
Yourself to us?
I cannot fathom Your heart
Please keep me
do not forsake me
I am surrounded by love
yet push it away
Why am I weedy and envious?
Why do I allow my faith to lack?
I need to keep Your company
Lucifer does not like that
But You have defeated him time and time over
He is a fool to persist
a cunning fool nevertheless
Lord, shelter me under Your wings
and within Your embrace
With Your arms protecting me
nothing can take me from You
O Lord, You have made the stretching Heavens
and this beautiful Earth
why do I question Your strength?
What You desire is all of me
it scares me to be so vulnerable
Nothing from You has ever harmed me
but the actions of others have caused
"I don't want your sacrifice, I want your love."
Your words from Hosea six
they are beautiful and promising
How very hard did You work to form me in the womb?
yet it was not wasted time in Your e y e s
No one is a waste of time
because You took the time to make them
But we force ourselves to suffer
sin is our nature
Lord, I sin everyday, hour by hour
I am unworthy
if I touched the hem of Your garment
I would be no more
Your are so holy
consume me with Your life!
Take me and make me new
because I cannot survive away from Your guiding hand
Lead me from this mire
I pray You