Daily Prayer for January 12th’ 2022
Good morning, God —thank you! 🙂
Let me always rejoice through good times and bad, even when “sunk in a swamp of despair.” Put no confidence in a friend. Guard the doors of my lips. Because from them flows the spring of life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Stick Around to See What God Will Do
7 1-6 I’m overwhelmed with sorrow!
sunk in a swamp of despair!
I’m like someone who goes to the garden
to pick cabbages and carrots and corn
And returns empty-handed,
finds nothing for soup or sandwich or salad.
There’s not a decent person in sight.
Right-living humans are extinct.
They’re all out for one another’s blood,
animals preying on each other.
They’ve all become experts in evil.
Corrupt leaders demand bribes.
The powerful rich
make sure they get what they want.
The best and brightest are thistles.
The top of the line is crabgrass.
But no longer: It’s exam time.
Look at them slinking away in disgrace!
Don’t trust your neighbor,
don’t confide in your friend.
Watch your words,
even with your spouse.
Neighborhoods and families are falling to pieces.
The closer they are—sons, daughters, in-laws—
The worse they can be.
Your own family is the enemy.