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Standing Watch

One of the lectionary readings for this week is Habakkuk 2:1-4.  This passage is about standing watch and willingly waiting for the promises of God to be fulfilled.  It is a wonderful passage to be recast into a personal prayer.

Lord of Heaven and Earth,
I will stand at my watchpost
and station myself prepared for conflict.
I watch and wait for Your direction
and for the response to my emotional wonderings.

Lord of Truth and Justice,
You have told me in Your Word,
You have proclaimed it loud and clear.
I am to await Your appointed time.
There will be an accounting
and a time for truth.
Help me to be patient, to trust
that You will vindicate and reward.
I need not fear the Proud,
Their own spirit will convict them.
Help me, Lord,
to live by faith
and to seek Your righteousness.
Amen.

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