If I ever needed You before,
I surely need You right now.
It is too much pain for me to bear,
I can't make it without You.
Please hear my prayer:
Thank You for being my anchor,
nothing can move me today.
Thank You for making me sensitive,
I know it will be okay.
You are inside of me.
My spirit will be quiet and at peace.
- Brenda Scott
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- Prayables Team Blogger, Abigail Wurdeman
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