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Prayer for week of Feb 22

by Rev Mike Merrill

O Father, I have moments of deep unrest -- moments when I know not what to ask by reason of the very excess of my wants. I have in these hours no words for you, or conscious prayers.

My cry requests seem purely worldly and I only ask for deliverance so that I may get away. Yet all the time you have accepted my unrest as a prayer.

You have interpreted my cry as a plea for forgiveness and mercy, you have received the nameless longings of my heart as the intercessions of your Spirit.

They are not yet the intercessions of my spirit; I know not what to ask but you know the language of my heart and the thoughts of my mind.

You know the name of that need that lies beneath my speechless groan. You know them because, I am made in your image,

I can find rest only in what gives rest to You; therefore you have counted my unrest unto me for righteousness, and has called my groaning your Spirit's prayer.

Amen.

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