Down

I feel
__like I’ve been kicked in the teeth,
__like I’ve been pounded with a baseball bat.
I don’t feel
__like giving thanks for tribulation,
__like rejoicing in trial
__or even like praying.
Lord, I’m down!
But that’s just why
__I come to you—
I need You.
Pick me up.
Forgive me for sinful attitudes.
Strengthen me.
Instruct me from Your Word.
Teach me
__how to respond,
__what to do and say,
__what my responsibilities are.
And enable me to assume them
__so that
__even in this, my God,
__I may honor Your Son,
__________in Whose Name I pray,
_________________Amen

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