December 27, 2012

Praying for the glory of God

“Then Moses prayed, ‘Show me Your glory,’

“and the LORD replied:
‘I will bring My goodness before you,
and I will give you My Name, The LORD,
and I will
show grace and mercy
on whom grace and mercy will show,
but you cannot face Me fully now
(and still stand to live on earth.)

“And the LORD continued, ‘See!
Beside Me
you have a sure place
to stand,
and as My glory goes before you,
I will keep you safe
in the cleft of the rock,
and I will guard and shield you
with My hand.”

© 2012, Mary Harwell Sayler, Bible prayer-a-phrase, Exodus 33:18-22


  1. Dear Mary, I have spent the past four days in the hospital with a staff infection praying for the mercy of God as I was infused with multiple antibiotics to do their work, and I know the glory of His goodness was before me or I would not be here to proclaim my thanks and praise of His name. Thank you for this prayer. Amen.
    - Shari

  2. Sorry to hear you've been ill, Shari, but am grateful for your strong faith and trusting attitude! May God keep you surrounded with good care and bring you healing in His Name.