Lent Devotions 2009: Monday 23rd March

“Hide not Thy face from me.
Turn not Thy servant away in anger,
Thou who hast been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!”

Psalm 27:9

When I read this verse, it brought many memories back to me, especially when I had been hospitalised for several weeks. I often prayed for the release of the pain I was in, but I knew in my heart that my prayers were being answered. Eventually my great day arrived and I was released from hospital and allowed to come home. I now face many obstacles in getting around, but I know that I can and will cope with the help of my Lord and Saviour who suffered greater pain than me, on the cross at Calvary, to pay the price for all my sins, because my Saviour loves me and will never turn His back on me.

Create in me a clean heart, O god
And renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence
And take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation
And uphold me with thy free spirit. Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father, please look after us, and lay Your healing hands on us when pain overcomes us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.