Prayer: LORD, help me to be faithful and keep our relationship strong at all times, not just in a crisis. Time after time You helped me, delivered me from difficulties, and kept me from making terrible mistakes–often when I was not aware that You were doing anything. Thank You for hearing my cries and for being patient with me. Help me express my gratitude and give You the praise and acknowledgement You deserve. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they put your law behind their backs. They killed your prophets, who had admonished them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies. So you handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies. “But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time. (Neh 9:26-28 NIV)