Joy in Sorrow: Monday Monologues, Podcast on March 16, 2020

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Stephen W. Hiemstra 2020 (Ken Burtram Photography)

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

This morning I will share a prayer and reflect on Joy in Sorrow. After listening, please click here to take a brief listener survey (10 questions).

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Hear the words; Walk the steps; Experience the joy!

Joy in Sorrow: Monday Monologues, Podcast on March 16, 2020

Also see:

Monday Monologue On March 26, 2018 

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Prayer for Joy in Sorrow

Life_in_Tension_revision_front_20200101By Stephen W. Hiemstra

God of All Compassion,

Draw near to me in my grief, oh Lord. Let me not mourn alone, but instead turn to you. I remember how you walked with me during sunny days—days when the trees were bright with leaves and the flowers bloomed along the beach and the hills and the forest.

Now that autumn has come and the days grow shorter, be ever near as a I walk along stormy paths that wind through the shadows and under leafless trees.

Forgive my aloofness, ever at a distance, thinking that the sun would always shine and warm breezes would stay near. Forgive my tight-fisted attitude, grasping at time, grasping at resources, grasping for myself.

Grant me a clear mind, a generous heart, and helpful hands through your Holy Spirit, Almighty God. That I might be like you—now and always.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer for Joy in Sorrow

Also see:

Believer’s Prayer

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Author site: http://www.StephenWHiemstra.net Publisher site: http://www.T2Pneuma.com.

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/Lent_2020  

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