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The Burden of a Sigh
By BTTB
9/8/2010 9:55:32 PM
145 Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire : 2 — Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye
When none but God is near.
I was singing this song in Sacrament meeting recently. This particular verse spoke to me clearly, that when I am too tired or weak to pray formally, my sighs and tears have been acknowledged as prayers. How dear these penned words are to me. It is a miracle and blessing to know that my burdens have been carried by my Savior, that my sighs are less frequent and deep. My tears are now more tears of joy than sorrows. Yet, those tears are prayers as well. My Savior has held me closely, has caught my tears in his hands and has comforted me and given me the peace and serenity I so desperately needed. I give thanks to Him daily in both word and deed, sighs and tears.

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Thanks BTTB    
"I didn't have this song in my memory-well said"
posted at 22:26:18 on September 8, 2010 by Seekrecovery
That is beautiful    
"thanks for sharing...

crushed"
posted at 22:47:34 on September 8, 2010 by Anonymous
Amazing    
"I don't remember this song at all... But it answers some of my questions as to how I prayed when I couldn't pray! How I knew I was praying I just didn't understand how I was praying. Thank you!!

~Q"
posted at 10:24:02 on January 16, 2012 by quuephe
TY    
"Thank you!"
posted at 10:40:01 on February 7, 2013 by Deb23


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