The fifty-third day since Pentecost

Lina Andronoviene writes from the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic, where she serve as Course Leader for MTh in Applied Theology. She is a Lithuanian and also serves as the Director of the Non-residential Bible School of the Baptist Union of Lithuania. She is worship leader in two churches at the same time – one in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and another in Prague.

These are the lyrics for a song (the music is in the book Gifts in Open Hands or please be in touch if you would like it). Following it is a newer prayer, which is going to be published in our next book. It is an open-ended one for your use in intercession.

Song — the Floor of My Heart

The floor of my heart has been tiled with sadness
Its walls have been painted with gloom
Its windows crying silently over crumbled life
For my heart is empty, my heart is alone
For my heart is empty, my heart is alone

I wander through the corridors, breathing winter
Once more stumbling over my sin
Lord, how did I end up here alone without your cross?
Now my heart is empty, my heart is alone
Now my heart is empty, my heart is alone

I thirst for water, the water of your love
But, Lord, the well is deep,
And I have nothing, nothing to draw it with
Nothing to draw it with

Could this be the cry of a glowing hope’s birth
Here in the dark night of my soul?
My selfishness destroyed and your grace enough to change
This heart that was empty, this heart that was alone
This heart that was empty, this heart that was alone

I thirst for water, the water of your love
But, Lord, the well is deep,
Do you have something, something to draw it with,
Something to draw it with?

A prayer for a person who has experienced the disintegration of a relationship

Oh God of Love,
How difficult it can be to absorb rejection.
How difficult it can be to accept failure.
How difficult it can be to acknowledge anger.
Envelop _______ in your love,
For in your love, bitterness and despair melt away,
And even broken webs are held before the hope of your future.

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