What time I am afraid I will give Thee thanks Though all around me fall I’ll thank Thee for Thy grace By the blood of Jesus Through His cross by faith.
What time I am afraid To Thee, oh Lord, I’ll run, I will confess my sins I’ll ask Thee search my heart.
What time I am afraid I’ll put my Hope in Thee; You’ll come to my defense And will my fortress be.
What time I am afraid I’ll give to Thee my fears I will sing to Thee Then to me You’ll draw near.
What time I am afraid, Oh Lord, I’ll trust in Thee And thank You, Jesus, for Thy love And mercy You show me; Though I am a sinner, Lord, Thy gift of love is free.
What time I am afraid I will trust Thee, Lord, Though my sins be scarlet You’ve clothed me with Thy robe Of holy righteousness Gifted from Thy own While You these scarlet sins of mine Upon Thy cross You bore.
What time I am afraid, Lord, in Thee I will trust You’ve cast my sins as far away As east is from the west And will remember them no more Not for eternity; What time I am afraid, oh Lord, These things I will believe, In Jesus’ holy name, amen.
“For He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
~2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”
~Psalms 56:3-4 KJV
“When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise His word: in the Lord will I praise His word. In God have I put my trust…”
~ Psalms 56:9-11 KJV
Heavenly Father, thank You for this prayer poem and these scriptures You gave me to share today.
May You use them to comfort and encourage any and all who are fearful, may You wrap Thy holy arms around them and comfort them with the calm assurance of Thy measureless love for them.
Help them know that You love them as if they were the only child that You had to love.
Bless them with a thousand reminders of Thy love for them today and help them know without a doubt that You have washed all their sins away in the spotless blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ as far as the east is from the west.
Thank You, We love You, Lord, In Jesus name, Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank You that we can come to Thy Altar and cast our burdens and cares at Thy feet knowing that You care for each one of us and love us as much as if we were Thy only child You had to love.
Thank You that You will lift our cares and burdens and replace them with Thy peace. You will never fail or forsake us. For so Thy word has promised and You keep every promise forever.
Father God, thank You for loving us so much that although we are sinners You sent Thy beloved Son Jesus to the cross to forgive us and redeem us from our sins.
One night a few years ago I was out with my husband and friends who’s son was performing on the vibes at a local cafe.
It was getting late, some young women soaked in perfume came in and sat near us.
I immediately prayed that the Lord would protect me from getting a migraine.
Scents are one of my fiercest migraine triggers.
Suddenly as I was listening to the music, I became aware of all of the colors in the cafe; then everything I saw and heard poured like an uncontrolled river into my brain simultaneously.
I had no ability to focus on anything I heard or saw.
Now the cafe loomed up around me like a room crowded with thunder and giants in a blaze of unrestrained colors. I seemed to see every minute detail of everything ~the people and what they were wearing, every nuance of every color in the room, the windows, what was outside them, what was on the walls, the globe lights ~ and I could smell every odor~ the food cooking, the smoke from the grill, the smell of people and their colognes, shampoo, soap, as well as whatever they were drinking or eating ~ all of which was profoundly nauseating.
And all the while the music poured into my ears along with all of the other information without a director to focus my thoughts. It was like being in a madhouse.
As panic arose in my heart, I prayed for the Lord to rescue me.
Suddenly I felt His presence holding me close.
Although my brain was still in a state of uncontrolled sensory input, now I was no longer afraid for the Lord was guarding my thoughts and helping me to view the experience from a different perspective.
For the Lord had suggested to me, “Isn’t this fascinating, you don’t often get to see and hear things like this. Just think of it as a story you are writing.”
So then I calmed down and was even able for a few seconds at least to focus on bits of conversations around me. If raucous laughter was like nails piercing my ears, even the barest whispers were strangely loud for I seemed able to hear every noise in the room along with the music.
One moment I was mesmerized by someone’s drama only to be attracted by someone else’s saga behind me, and then the music, then the colored lights, then BANG went my head exploding in pain, and the room went spinning and I almost passed out.
I don’t even know how Mark got me home.
I vaguely remember our friends asking if I were all right.
Then Mark saying we had to leave.
“Hush, Be Still, Be Silent…” one of the comforting songs on my new album Paths of Mercy is just the right prayer song for a migraine sufferer. 🙂
There are so many prayer songs on Paths of Mercy that are just right for someone who needs to calm down, to get quiet before the Lord, to return and rest in Christ.
The prayer songs on this album are some of the most encouraging songs that my Savior has ever inspired.
Sometimes people ask why they have to suffer. There is a passage in the Bible I cling to that helps me put my own suffering in perspective every time I listen to the comforting prayer songs, poems, and music the Lord gives me.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort
we ourselves receive from God.
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,
so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation;
if we are comforted, it is for your comfort,
which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. ” (NIV) 2 Corinthians 1:3-6
“Oh Lord, You Know The Way I Take,” is a prayer song that reflects my challenges in just showing up to any task by faith when I barely have any strength to get out of bed.
The “Prayer Song to Jesus My Good Shepherd,” is one I love to listen to and sing often because it encompasses so many of my challenges and presents my needs upon Christ’s Altar of Mercy and Grace.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 KJV
“Hush, Be Still, Be Silent…” the prayer song I referred to earlier, is one I praise and thank my Lord for always.
This song truly presents my needs to God when I have migraines and all my thoughts are whirring about in my brain like a blender out of control, and only the Lord can push the stop button and reassemble all the fragments and corral them back into the fold of rationality.
And which of us cannot say that we don’t need to seek the Lord now while He can be found?
I know I harp on this but All of these songs were inspired by the Holy Spirit and the scriptures.
They came to me as gifts from the Lord and I am profoundly grateful and humbled by them.
God’s gifts more than anything remind me of the truth of the scriptures that God indeed has no favorites.
“If They Be Silent The Rocks Will Shout,” ~ an high energy instrumental song on my new release “All Glory To God Forever.”
This song refers to a story in the Gospel of Luke:
And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt,
and they set Jesus thereon.
And as He went, they spread their clothes in the way.
And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives,
the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice
for all the mighty works that they had seen;
Saying, “Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord:
peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.”
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him,
“Master, rebuke thy disciples.”
And Jesus answered and said unto them,
“I tell you that, if these should hold their peace,
the stones would immediately cry out.”
Luke 19:35-40 KJV
Although the religious authorities had witnessed thousands of astonishing miracles performed by the Lord Jesus Christ in the name of His Heavenly Father over the past three years of His ministry, they refused to believe that He was from God.
Although Jesus always gave glory for everything He did to His Heavenly Father, and said He could do nothing apart from His Father, and though He taught sound doctrine with authority from the Scriptures, the religious leaders were determined to slander Him among the people and attribute His power to work miracles to the Devil.
DESPISED AND REJECTED
The religious leaders refused to accept Jesus Christ because He told them the Truth. He told them that they were corrupted hypocrites who were far from God. They looked pious on the outside, but were sinful and needed saving on the inside. They were self righteous and proud, and did not believe Jesus because they trusted that their good deeds were enough to save them.
They also put great confidence in their Jewish heritage. Because of these things they believed they could never be lost. Jesus told them that they were blind and deaf.
He said that if they did not accept Him then they would die in their sins.
However, they would rather kill Him than believe such a thing. And so they unmercifully had Jesus crucified on a cross.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who had never sinned, suffered and died for the sins of not only those who put Him to death, but for all humanity. Though He died, He rose again on the third day. The Father restored Him to life and gave Him a glorious new eternal body.
Because He died for our sins that we might have eternal life, not only should the rocks shout, so also should the rivers and trees, and all the earth cry aloud and give Him praise and glory and honor for His sacrifice that we might be forgiven for our sins and be cleansed by His spotless blood shed on the cross for us.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11 – KJV
Prayer is a conversation between The Lord and me.
All of the music the Lord gives me is birthed in prayer and worship as well as in the Word of God.
The Lord recently revealed to me that the published songs He has given me over the past six years are not primarily for entertainment purposes, but He has sent them to be musical dialogues through which He can speak to our hearts by His Holy Spirit who inspired them.
To enter into the Lord’s musical conversation, first I start with the song’s title, listen to the music in prayer before the Lord, taking my bible along with me, and ask the Lord Jesus to speak to my heart what He wants to say to me through His word.
Jesus gave a promise to His disciples. He said that His Holy Spirit would guide them as they sought Him.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in
My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you…John 14:26KJV
Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth:
for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear,
that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.” John 16:13 – KJV
Most all of my published song titles have biblical references.
The prayer song titles and hymns have lyrics that are straightforward. And all of my prayer songs have been inspired by the Bible, mostly the psalms. The scriptures that inspired each of them are in the prayer song books that feature the lyrics. It will inevitably be the Word of God that the Lord will use to speak to your heart as you sit down to listen to His songs. For that is what gave them birth.
How an individual song might apply to your personal situation is a matter for private prayer between you and Christ. He will make the matter plain to you. Trust the Lord Jesus.
Again, these are personal, holy conversations between you and the Lord Jesus Christ. Please keep them private between you and the Lord. That is the meaning of holy. Keep holy things between yourself and God.
Jesus said, “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”~ Matthew 6:6 – KJV
You may want to check some of things the Lord inspired me to make for a particular song because He never had me create something to no purpose.
For example, the Lord sometimes gave me a blog, scripture painting, or a video to include with His music. Again those things have their origin in the Word of God.
JUST A PIECE OF THE LOAF…
Perhaps you may only be able to hear clips of the songs.
May you know that it is not necessary to purchase any of the Lord’s songs.
The clips are usually long enough to hear what the instrumental songs are like. As for the songs with lyrics, again it is not necessary to purchase anything.
You can always borrow the prayer song ebooks through Kindle lending in order to discover their lyrics.
Find out what libraries the prayer song ebooks are in and borrow them that way.
I have made some of my prayer songs into music videos with the lyrics printed on them.
Nothing that is God’s will is to no purpose, just as your life is absolutely God’s will and you have a divine purpose.
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” ~ Ephesians 5: 17 (KJV)
The things that the Lord has had me produce and publish these past several years have been gifts and messages from His heart.
He never fails to speak volumes to me when I take the time to sit down and allow Him to converse about what He wanted to say to me through a song He’s given me.
It’s amazing how many biblical references the Holy Spirit really will guide us to when we stay quiet before the Lord and listen to Him!
“The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” ~ Lamentations 3:24-26 (KJV)
I’m so thankful for this honor of being able to do our Heavenly Father’s work despite so many physical challenges.
These only serve to prove that it is Christ’s power doing the work in and through me. Otherwise there would be no way I could do these things.
“It is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts…” Zechariah 4:6
May God bless you and speak to your hearts, comfort, and encourage you through all of His holy songs and gifts He has given me the privilege to share with you.