I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford
I need Thee, oh, I need Thee
Every hour I need Thee
Oh, bless me now, my Savior
I come to Thee
I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby
Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh
I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain
Come quickly and abide, or life is vain
I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill
I need Thee every hour, most Holy One
Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed son
Words: Annie S. Hawks / Music: Robert Lowry / Sung by Fernando Ortega
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As I was interceding for some friends and family the other night, this hymn came to my mind. I have several friends going through the battle with cancer and the treatments, and they are suffering. I have friends in difficult relationships, and they are weary. I have family whose teen is rebelling, and there doesn’t seem that there will be a happy ending.
What are you going through today…this week…this month…this year? Do you need Jesus Christ to be with you and to bring you His peace, His wisdom, His patience? Have you asked Him? God wants us to come to Him with our needs. He wants to answer our requests.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you.
He will not rebuke you for asking.
I do need Christ every hour. He is my peace (even in troubled times.)
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.
But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
I am so thankful that He is near me always (even in the times when I don’t sense Him.)
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
I’m very grateful that temptations don’t have power over me when I allow His Holy Spirit to guide me.
God is faithful.
He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand.
When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.
1 Corinthians 10:13
I am most grateful that whether I am living through the pains of life or the joys of life, Jesus is with me and every hour with Him is worth it all.
The truth of these refrains ring true for me. Does it for you? The Lord is gracious, and He wants each of us to recognize our need for Him so that we will come to Him and He can bless us. Are you calling out to Him today? He’s listening.
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Lord, we need You today, every hour we need You! Please forgive us when we forget to come to You. Please, Lord, teach us Your Will, and remind us of Your rich promises. We desire to be Your’s always; and to hear Your tender voice guiding us, strengthening us, comforting us, and loving us every moment of every day. Thank You that You are with us every step of our way. In Jesus’ Loving Name, all God’s daughters say, Amen!