Valley of the Shadow of Death: Please Keep Me in Prayer

I have really been going through it. I won’t disclose exactly the source of it all (not sinful or anything), but I have a load of anxiety pulsating through my body even as I type this. The Lord is working, and things are getting better; but I would desperately ask that you hold me up in prayer as you remember me. I literally felt as if I was walking through the valley of the shadow of death, as near as last night. I’m still in that valley, but hopefully mostly through it, and on the upward bound. Stress and anxiety do strange things to the body, and that has been, in a vicious circle sort of way, what has been plaguing most over these last couple of weeks. The LORD is faithful, and he does know that my frame is but dust, and He moves in and brings relief and restoration. I pray that that is what I am starting to experience right now, and that it continues into the Sunshine of His life in Jesus Christ. It is easy to forget what this is all about—theology and such—until the LORD puts the breaks on and brings you back to reality. That’s what this feels like, and it certainly is having that effect. Just keep me in prayer if you will.

12 thoughts on “Valley of the Shadow of Death: Please Keep Me in Prayer

  1. Bobby, you are indeed brought before Him (in the company of those who have felt the proving of deep darkness and the sense of overwhelming abandonment, in similitude with our Savior and Lord). May we always draw our necessary sustaining mindfulness from our identification with Him, the originator and perfecter of [our] faith, who, for the joy [and glory] set before him endured, even the shame and horror and abandonment of the cross… that we may not grow weary in our souls and give up, but rather, enduring, bear a testimony of witness to the reality of that inter-penetrating, self-emptying, divine love of the Triune God of life, to the Glory of God the Father, God all in all. Amen.


  2. Bobby my e-mail has my cell phone if you want the prayer of a brothers voice lifted up for you give me a call when you can


  3. Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on your Servant Bobby.
    Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
    O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.
    Lord, blot out our sins.
    Master, pardon our iniquities.
    Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name’s sake.
    We ask these things in the strong name of our brother, the God-man, Jesus.
    Amen and amen


  4. Lord please bless our brother Bobby and hold him close in your bosom as events that have been decades in the making come to a crescendo pitch. We know that you have and you are, because that IS Who You Are Lord. Amen

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  5. Hope you are doing better today Bobby. Praying with you. I have been going through something very similar keep me in your prayers also please.

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  6. @Anonymous, thank you for praying!

    @Duane, thank you for the prayer!

    @ Chris, I’ll keep you in prayer in regard to your similar trial (sorry you are enduring things like this too); thank you for the prayer as well.

    @Daniel, great to hear from you, hope all is well in NM! Thank you for the prayers!

    @Anonymous, thank you for the prayers, I really need them right now!


  7. Oh I missed the whole other set of comments:

    @Terry, thank you! I know others experience similar things.

    @Richard, thank you for that beautiful prayer and word.

    @Chris, thank you so much, I really appreciate your openness.

    @G Palamas, thank you so much for that prayer, it is very encouraging.


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