Forty Days of Prayer VII
Chronicle: Ocober 1, 2012
Last night in church we sang, “Master, the Tempest is Raging” and it produced a point of stirring in me. Today I want to share the words in case you do not know them. If you know them, go ahead and sing it as you read.
Master, the tempest is raging, the billows are tossing high!
The sky is o’er shadowed with blackness, no shelter or help is nigh.
“Carest thou not that we perish?” How canst Thou lie asleep
When each moment so madly is threatening,
A grave in the angry deep?
The winds and the waves shall obey my will,
Peace be still, Peace be still.
Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea,
Or demons or men or whatever it be,
No water can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean and earth and skies.
They all shall sweetly obey my will,
Peace be still,Peace be still.
They all shall sweetly obey My will,
Peace, peace be still.
Master, with anguish of spirt I bow in my grief today,
The depths of my sad heart are troubled, O waken and save I pray,
Torrents of sin and of anguish, Sweep o’er my sinking soul,
And I perish, I perish O Master, O hasten and take control.
Master, the terror is over, the elements sweetly rest.
Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored, And heaven’s within my breast.
Linger O blessed Redeemer, Leave me alone no more.
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor, and rest on that blissful shore.
I do not know the story behind the song and I know not anything about the writer, Mary A. Baker. The chorus, particularly is calming. All this political turmoil is swirling around us, but we who know the Saviour can rest in His control. However, we are invited to let Jesus know our heartaches and inner turmoil. What a wonderful Friend.
Readers, I know you are from all over the U.S. and I sincerely hope that you know the difficult places in your districts where the conservative voice is being squelched. Please pray about those areas. Here in Indiana I’d invite you to pray about our state senate, district 30. Pray that Scott Schneider, a pro-life conservative candidate may prevail over his opponent, Delaney, who has taken monies from Planned Parenthood.
You are welcome to share close races in your area here on the blog. We can all share the burden that way. Over the weekend I also joined a local facebook group in my county. The group is associated with Patriot Voices. If you type in your state: ——– @patriotvoices.com and e mail them, they will have a group for you also. There may be something physical you can do in your county. It is called, “putting legs to your prayers.”