Clarity vs Trust—Take 2

July 16, 2008

Wow, this was pretty crazy.  So I was praying this morning for direction in taking steps for my future and was thinking about a story I blogged about a few months ago.  Check it out here (https://taylorlyall.wordpress.com/2008/04/09/clarity-vs-trust/).  I was asking God for clarity, but then I remembered the story and knew that He wanted me just to trust Him.  After I was done, I went on my computer and started watching Cornerstone Simi Valley’s podcast and during his sermon, Francis Chan invites Kendall Payne up to sing a song.  She then tells the same story and sings the song that she was inspired to write after hearing the story.  She is the one who I originally heard this story from.  I just thought that was pretty crazy. God is trying to tell me something, and I hope you hear it too.  It’s ok if you don’t have clarity about everything, just trust in Him.

These are the lyrics to Kendall Payne’s song “Pray” she sang following the story:

I will pray for you now, for you have been my faithful friends
While the road we walk is difficult indeed
I couldn’t not ask for more than what you’ve already been
Only that you would say these prayers for me
May your heart break enough that compassion enters in
May your strength all be spent upon the weak
All the castles and crowns you build and place upon your head
May they all fall, come crashing down around your feet
May you find every step to be harder than the last
So your character grows greater every stride
May your company be of human insignificance
May your weakness be your only source of pride
What you do unto others may it all be done to you
May you meet the One who made us
And see Him smile when life is through
May your blessings be many but not what you hoped they’d be
And when you look upon the broken
May mercy show you what you could not see
May you never be sure of any plans you desire
But you’d learn to trust the plan He has for you
May your passions be tried and tested in the holy fire
May you fight with all your life for what is true
I have prayed for you now all my dear and faithful friends
But what I wish is more than I could eever speak
As the way wanders on I’ll long to see you once again
Until then, would you pray these prayers for me?
Oh, that you would pray for me



  1. Wow that is a hard prayer to pray.
    Thanks for sharing.. I am also praying for direction so can relate…


  2. dude good song..im glad you got to hear that

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