stillness reflection quiet contemplation listen He is here presence surrender holy encounter He is here searching heart open hope filled and broken He is here rest now oh my soul let grace fill the questions the doubts have no fear His love is here He is here
someone's falling oh God someone's falling a desperate soul searching for peace searching for a place called home someone's crying oh God someone's crying a daddy fears for his little girl how he longs to keep her safe in this dark world someone's running oh God someone's running and the bullets fly so hard to breathe just need to hide run keep running someone's praying dear God shouldn't we all be praying it's so dark dear Jesus shine through my broken heart no matter how small my light may be shine through me let me fall into Your grace You're my home and safety let me weep with those who weep You're my comfort and my hope let me run into Your arms and love this world You love love this world You love
dear God really glad you're here i'll receive all you have for me with gratitude for i know this new day is a gift from You so today if i see a hurting soul let me be a comfort so today if someone hurts me let me be grace and forgiveness so today if i stumble in word or deed please help me change me on this new day make me new on this new day
so i woke up and all the clouds remind me of the words i said oh God the words i said the anger in my head so i woke up and all the clouds can’t hold the tears that just rain down down down it hurts and i don’t know why oh those clouds in the sky so i woke up and all the clouds press on my shoulders and i manage to pray oh God i just want to be okay just one day can i be okay one day faith help me to trust that just behind those clouds Your promises still shine help me to hear the light of Your words and rest oh God i’m so tired so i rest in You hope i choose to reach beyond the now one day only light and no more tears so today while i’m in the clouds i place my hope in You alone in You alone love let me see Your Light let me know Your promises let me hope that one day soon all will be well all must be well because You are Love You are Love so i woke up today and all the clouds remind me that today right now You are here not hidden so i’ll search for You and make it through this cloudy day with You with You
listen listen can you hear this mother cry her daughter is gone such a sad sad song she cries it’s just all wrong listen listen can you hear this daddy cry he lost his boy such a sad gray song he cries it’s just all wrong oh great Light have mercy now have mercy now mommy cries have mercy now have mercy now daddy doesn’t know what to do oh great Light break through oh great Light break through listen listen can you hear the silence of the children cry laughter gone such a sad sad song the silence cries listen listen can you hear the heartbeat sound you have life so lay it down yes lay it down all around all around the world is crying now oh great Light have mercy now have mercy now mommy cries have mercy now have mercy now daddy doesn’t know what to do oh great Light break through oh great Light break through
See the shells? I never thought that I would hate seeing sea shells. I love the shore…I love the ocean, but these shells…these shells I would rather not see. Do you see these shells? These jagged, dirty, sad, colorless shells serve as the sidewalk…the road beneath the bare feet of those beautiful children who run across these shells, which occasionally are submerged in sewage…see the shells?…these shells supporting a young boy whose silent stare and precious smile invade my heart…shattering my bent to complain about the smallest inconveniences in my comfortable smart phone filled life…see these shells? I will never again see shells without remembering to pray for the precious men, women and children of Cite Soleil in Haiti. I am eager to return to this city, these children…I don’t want to see these shells, but I will return for all those unseen children….those unseen families….
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