The Dark Night Prayer

"You must realize that you will find 2 types of prayers the one tender, charming, amicable, and filled with sentiments; the other unknown, tempted, desolate, dry, and also darksome."
~Miguel de Molinos (1628-1696)

A number of prayers are bellowed in hearty belts of praise; others are uttered, hardly discernible, in quiet whimpers. Both are prayers in appropriate season. Both are great prayers.

The prayer of praise is generally created by either the child believer or even the astute biblical veteran - believers at opposite ends of the spiritual maturity continuum.

A prayer of compliments in a moment of arid dryness is tantamount to the glory of victorious confidence. With the fainting truth acknowledged, and the brutish truth accepted, the individual prays within the full understanding they're currently sheltered by the covenant Lord of all creation; the Lord of most chance. They decide on trust in deliverance, whether it comes or perhaps not.

Though it's the second prayer of anguished lament that events this post.


Probably the most versatile of prayers consists of the vocabulary of lament. We discover this from David in factor of his 50 odd laments within the book of Psalms. He applies the truth-of-his-circumstance to process the grief of his through the dialect of lament.

We've exactly the same ability. Whenever we pray via the language of lament we spill out the hurtful disgust heavy in the souls of ours before our Sovereign God who could assist you.

We make this happen in faith, for we all know not how the help of ours will come. But getting prayed faithfully we are going to come to learn the seeming secret in such a prayer of fact. This' magic' is in fact miraculous as it's healing.

Some might fearfully resist being very honest before God. They might feel they can't be crude or coarse so. Though God is not a puritan that looks away in shame at our many shameful circumstances. God knows our problems inside out, just like he knows the thoughts of ours and what we consider them.

So praying in the dialect of lament is an action of trust in God and it's opting to be intimate with the Lord of ours who can assist you.


The prayer of lament on a deep evening, when all is completely wrong in the lives of ours, is among the greatest votes of trust in God. We could as easily deny the true feelings of ours. We might as easily anaesthetise ourselves. Though we know that is not fixing anything.

There's confidence in praying truthfully at our lowest ebb - and wisdom also.

When we're in the deep night of the soul of ours, honest prayer is the way of ours through. We all know God more, and also believe that Divine healing touch, when we're frank in the plight of ours.

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