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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Far better to take refuge in God
than trust in people;
Far better to take refuge in God
than trust in celebrities. Psalm 118:8,9 The Message

In a political election season it’s easy to get all wrapped up in the gossip, mud slinging, rumors, conspiracy theories, fears, scandals, drama, and minute-by-minute media coverage. Where do we look when things are confusing and even frightening?

Where can we run for cover?

We can run to God. He is our place of refuge. When we pray, we come under His protective covering. We gain a greater perspective, accessing peace in the battle and calm in the storm.

Father,

I cannot fully trust the system.
I cannot fully trust people.
I cannot fully trust politicians.
I cannot fully trust the media.
I cannot fully trust the entertainment industry.
I cannot fully trust my party.
I cannot even fully trust myself or my perspective.
But I can fully trust in you.
I run to you for refuge.
No matter what happens in this world,
No matter what happens in this election,
No matter what happens in this generation,
No matter what happens today,
No matter what happens November 8, 2016,
No matter what happens in the future and beyond,
I run to you for protection,
wisdom,
strength,
hope,
joy,
forgiveness,
and confidence.
Thank you.
You are my place of safety. I am secure in You…
Amen!

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