Faint cries

A meditation by Pastor David McFarland


” I call as my heart grows faint”. Psalm 61:2


How wonderful prayer is!


  • It transports us from the dry deserts and cold wastes and deserted islands of life. “from the ends of the earth I call to you”.


  • Prayer lifts us from the raging torrents, deep valleys and sinking sands of life. “lead me to the rock that is higher than I”.


  • Prayer carries us from the exposed battlefield and enemy territory of life. “For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.”


  • Prayer bears us from the wanderings and homelessness of life. ” I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.”


  • It moves us from leaning on the poverty of materialism and earthly ambition. “you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.”


  • Prayer delivers us from all that is merely natural and ordinary and quantified in terms of earthly life. “Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations.”


  • It uplifts us from all the shallowness, unhappiness and and disappointments of life. “Then will I ever sing praise to your name and fulfil my vows day after day.”