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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

Praying for Salvation

Dis-ease, distress and unrest abound in our country, in the world, and in biblical times too. Here’s how King David prayed in such a time as this: Psalm 69:13-21, 29-30 – a prayer of David from the King James Version of the Bible But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: