Just like Jeremiah’s Prayer and Daniel’s Prayer before, this struck me as such a great prayer that is still very fitting for today. I’ve been reading through the Prophets and so I’ve had this one set aside for a while and I thought of all the praise we due the Lord for so many blessings despite the things going on around us, this is a good prayer to remember when it comes to God’s loving goodness to us in the midst of trials and troubles.
Again, this is a prayer based solely on Habakkuk’s prayer to the Lord and his hymn of praise found in chapter 3 of his book. It is an adaptation for today, thus it is not word for word. I believe it is true and sincere to his intent and still worthy of prayer today.
Let us pray:
Dearest Heavenly Father:
We know all about You, Lord. We are filled with awe by Your amazing works. In times of our deep need, help us again as You always have. If we have caused You anger, remember Your mercy towards.
God, Your brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with Your praise. Your coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from Your hands, where Your awesome power is hidden and on display.
You stood and measured the earth; You looked and the nations are startled as the earth shakes. The everlasting mountains are scattered in Your gaze, the timeless hills are caused to bow. Your ways are everlasting and You are indeed the eternal One.
You split open the earth with flowing rivers wherever You desire. The mountains can only watch and tremble. Onward sweep the raging and rolling waters. The mighty deep even cries out, lifting its hands in submission. The sun and moon stand still in the sky as Your brilliant arrows of light fly and Your glittering spear flashes.
You have gone out to rescue your chosen people, those who call You by name, to save Your anointed ones. You have crushed the heads of the wicked and You lay them and their wicked deeds bare.
Though the fruit trees may not blossom, or fruit fall heavy on the vines; though the harvest of crops may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flocks and the cattle may be cut off from the fold and the herd; and even if there be no herd in the stalls – yet I will continue to rejoice in You, my LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, steadfast and secure, and He will make me walk on the high hills and high places.
You are and always will be my Lord and my God!
Amen and AMEN.