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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Desperate.

The news …. it’s hard to watch and yet, hard to turn away from.

Whether it is national or foreign occurrences, the reports bring a desperation for change.

I long for the division, arguments, stresses, and lives lost to stop happening.

People are fighting for their lives in hospital beds, foreign roads, and on airport runways. The eyes of men, women, and children are desperate for hope, for a life without danger 24/7.

As I pray for people, I pray for the Lord to come alongside of them, filling them with hope and assurance of His Presence with them. Hope of being reunited with their loved ones once again. Hope for safety. Hope for a future. Hope for health.

The words to the song have been in my thoughts and prays all week, the word prompt only made me realize how desperate we all are for Jesus.

“Give me Jesus
It’s all I need (give me Jesus)
Always what I need (give me Jesus)
Would you Give me Jesus
Always what I need
Give me Jesus
In the morning when I rise (give me Jesus)
When I lay my head down (give me Jesus)
Oh oh (give me Jesus)
I want more, I want more
(Give me Jesus).”

He is always what we, each one of us need. He is what we need each day, every minute, in this moment. Yes, when we rise, when we lay our head down – we need Jesus.

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.” (Psalm 5:3, NKJV)


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Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Grace & Truth .