My Heart Was Hot

Featured imageIn the morning, I mused, and my heart was hot, burning to the core.

I spoke to God:

“Oh Lord, open my mind to know the days of my life.

Teach me to measure them.  Quicken me to know my end.

God, I am frail.

 Undeniably, my years are breaths, mist, fading.

I am a shadow.

You gaze on me.  Look away from me so my strength returns before I slip away.

Oh my God, I fall short.  Show compassion on me because I know you forgive with unconditional love.”

Dale

My prayer is an adaptation of Psalms 39:  3-6, & 13.

Peace Fills

Psalms 39

3 My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue.

4 “Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am.

“Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah.

6 “Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does not know who will gather them. …

13 “Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and am no more” (NKJV, 1982, Psalm 39:3 – 6, & 13).

Reference

New King James Version, NKJV.  (1982). Psalm 39:3 – 6, & 13. Thomas Nelson. Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+39&version=NKJ

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2 responses to “My Heart Was Hot

  1. This really spoke to my heart… I need this urgency to know my end and how frail I am.. to measure my days and to obey the LORD. Thank you so much for sharing..

    • Thank you for your comment. You reminded me about the scripture. This morning I need that as well. I pray to God to teach me to measure my days. Why is it that we have short term thinking? Thanks again,
      Dale

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