Pause + Pray

Surely, the Lord Is in This Place

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In Genesis 28:16, Jacob awakes from a dream and says, “Truly, the Lord is in this place and I did not know it!”


Dear Lord,
My head understands you are with me,
but my heart doesn’t always feel it.
Where are you when I’m sad and lonely?
Where are you in the tragedy and sickness of the world?
Where are you in the fears and worries of life?
Just as you reminded Jacob of your presence with him,
remind me that you are with me.
Even in the darkest, most desolate situations,
I am not alone.


Whenever you start to feel stressed today, pray, “Surely, the Lord is in this place.”

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3 thoughts on “Surely, the Lord Is in This Place”

  1. Lord Jesus Christ, fill me with your Holy Spirit that I may grow in wisdom and knowledge of your love and truth. Free me from stubborn pride and willfulness that I may wholly desire to do what is pleasing to you. Amen.

  2. Thank you Dr. Arnold; I often forget fail to remember that God is always present. I will add your prayer and Jacob’s insight to my recitation of the Surrender Novena this week.

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