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Isaiah prays through misery

  The prophet Isaiah had a close relationship with God but agonized over his own mistakes and the corruption around him. No matter how bad things seemed, however, Isaiah acknowledged the power of the Lord God and remained faithful.   Isaiah 6:5 – a prayer of Isaiah from the King James Version (KJV)   Then said I, Woe is me!   for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips,   and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    Isaiah 6:5 – a prayer of Isaiah in contemporary English   It’s no use! It’s over! I’m doomed!   I’m so sinful, even my lips are filthy, and I live among such foul-mouthed people!   And yet, somehow my eyes have recognized You, the King – You, the Lord of Hosts, You, the Commander of Heaven’s Armi

God sees needs before we seek

When the poor and needy seek water, and no water can be found, and thirst clings like silence to the tongue, I the LORD will response. I the God of Israel will not forsake My people. I will cause rivers to run on barren heights and fountains to flow from low plains. I will hand water to the wilderness and springs of water to dry land. I will bring forth cedar, acacia, myrtle, and olive trees, and in the desert, I will set cypress, plane trees, and pines, so all may see and know, consider and find the hand of the LORD. The Holy One of Israel (the Creator God) will still create. © 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase poem from Isaiah 41:17-20