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Praying with Job and two books to help you dig deeper

A number of people asked me for a copy of the prayer I prayed at the end of the sermon on Sunday.  So here it is along with a couple of accessible guides to the book.

Heavenly Father,

I hate this, and I wish I didn’t have to go through it.

What’s more I feel I am being treated very badly here.  It doesn’t seem fair.  It feels like You have turned Your back on me and You don’t care.

But Father, I know You are God: You are matchless in wisdom and matchless in power, nothing can stop You from carrying out Your perfect plan.

I know that because of the death of the Lord Jesus, You have committed yourself to me entirely.  You are for me, so I trust You even in this.

So, please help me walk by faith and not by sight, trusting that You know what You are doing and that I am safe in Your hands.

In Jesus’ name,


How does God treat his friends? by Robert Fyall (Christian Focus)

Out of the Storm by Christopher Ash (IVP)

Or listen to an interview with Christopher here: