My Heart Yearns, Even Faints


Colossians 1:1-14, Job 19-21

Job 19:25-27 – For I know that my Redeemer lives and that at the last he will stand upon the earth.  And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see with my own eyes, I and not another.  My heart faints within me.

Lord God, my heart doesn’t yearn within me today for my own sake, at least not today and not right now.  I’m enjoying the days that you’re giving me. I’m enjoying my family, my work and the gifts that you’ve me.  I am very content and thankful. Thank you for your gifts.  Today, Lord God, yearns for so many who are suffering like Job was in their lives.  My heart yearns even faints for them, that they would know you, that they would know your gifts, that they would know your grace.  Lord, I pray, help them to know your grace and forgiveness.  Help them to know that their suffering is not divine punishment or karma.  Help them to know and believe in you despite their pain and suffering.  Grant relief from their suffering, even escape.  There are so many in my heart and mind as I pray this prayer.  I pray that you would grant them the peace, the joy, the confidence, even the yearning of Job.  Amen.