You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.Psalm 32:7
Deliver me, deliver me Pleading both day and night Deliver me, deliver me Attempting with vain fight An earnest look at Calv'ry love Desisting my next step His arms outstretched from up above Proclaiming peace and rest Post and crossbeam declare, "Come home" Hiding no longer sin The bridge that helps me ne'er to roam Protecting from within Jesus Christ, the crucified God Singing gently to me Come home my child Come home my child Hide thyself inside of me
I think distractions in prayer are often because we have let ourselves wander too far from the things that matter most. And so we slip into an easily interrupted, easily distracted frame of mind. We need to live more at home. Acts 17:28 says, “In him we live and move and have our being.” This means, simply, God is our home… I know that an earnest “look” at Calvary does more to help our life of prayer than we imagine.
Amy Carmichael, Edges of His Ways, p. 60