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“Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord.  Lord, hear my voice!  Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.”  (Psalm 130:1-2)

We all reach places where we look around and in despair, cry out, “O Lord, how long?”  The Lord is always near.  The Lord knows what you are going to ask before you ask it.  Open your ears, take your eyes off of yourself and listen, for the Word of the Lord has been spoken.  You are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses.  You are constantly in the presence of the Lord.  He who knows You is here with you.

Lord, let me hear as You speak.  Bring to remembrance all of Your promises and the words of comfort.  Guide me into the life to which You have called me knowing that they first hated You, and so they will hate me.  Teach me to listen that I may hear as You speak.  Guide me into the way of life which You have demonstrated in the sight of every people.  Help me to live according to Your will.

Lord Jesus, without You I would perish.  You have given the words for eternal life.  You are that Word.  Guide me, Lord Jesus, in the way of life that I may now and forever grow into Your likeness.  Help me to hear and obey that I may not stumble or fall.  You know the way I need to go to grow and do what is pleasing in the Father’s sight.  Help me, Lord Jesus, this day amidst all adversity.  Amen.