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Morning Plea

November 18, 2020

“O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.” Psalm 5:3

Well, yesterday’s blog post notwithstanding, here’s an early morning edition from the Dispatch offices. As noted, Wednesdays are easier. I happen to be awake early (not by design) and Anders, the only child awake, is happily reading a Star Wars book.

In this psalm of trust and deliverance, we overhear the psalmist at prayer. Trouble is close at hand; the psalmist pleads their case. I can relate. We live in troubling days. This morning I sit with the psalmist and pray.

We do more than pray. We also watch. The psalmist’s prayer is grounded in the hope and expectation that God will act. That God will not remain silent or far off. The morning darkness is a good time to plead one’s case. The sun is about to rise; with it the promise of hope is renewed.

Pray, friends. Pray, and do what you can. Pray, and watch God do what God will do.

Be well, friends. You are loved.

God, we call out to you in the night, but we know that morning is coming. Hear our cries, Lord. There is so much in this world that should not be. So much that could be that has not yet come to pass. Hear our prayer and help us watch. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Image: Me (in Baby Yoda pajama pants), a cup of coffee, my laptop, and the Bible.

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One Comment
  1. Ruth Ann Reko permalink

    So appreciate your reflections no matter what time of the morning. It’s so important that we struggle together, tossing out a lifeline at times, singing praises at other times, and praying for the well-being of our world and all who inhabit it. Thanks!

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