Dear Lord, you tell us in your word that we should cast our cares upon you for you care for us. You tell us that we should make our needs known to you and pray for one another. I know that I have been gone from you for a couple of weeks now. You see how automatic it is for me to just turn to you and then I stop because it seems as though you are not listening. I'm not so ignorant that I do not realize that Satan has his hand in all of this and that he wants me to feel all this negative. It's not that I would ever turn to him against you Lord, it's just that you don't seem to be there when I call on you.
I'm so sad and discouraged. I know that it can't be your will for my daughter to suffer or be abused because you are love and you have such a heart for your children. That is what she is, no matter what the world says, she is a little girl who has not experienced enough in life to be able to make good choices. I know that she is suffering and I feel so strongly in my heart that she is being abused but I don't know what to do. Every direction that I have turned too has been a brick wall. Even you appear to have turned your face from me because I am still hearing things that lead me to believe she is being abused.
I know that if you are not for me, I'm in a lot of trouble because you are everything. I must still have faith because I turn to you so many times a day, just to feel certain it won't change anything. I'm sorry that I can't seem to believe enough or what ever it is to have you do a mighty work in this situation. I'm trying so hard to not look at the feelings and evidence and trust you, it's so hard to do.
If there is something in me that you are disappointed in, please just show me because I would give my life for my daughter, if you would please just help her. Even if it's not bringing her home to me, please Lord, please put her in a safe place. This is breaking me heart. I care more that she is ok than I do that she understands how much I love her. At this point, I don't even know how to break the ice and let her know how much she means to me. Forgive me for being angry at her. She's just a little girl and I'm the adult.
Please Lord, please, in front of the whole world I am stepping out in faith and I'm asking you, pleading with you to take the veil of deception from her eyes that Satan has put on her and let her see that she is not in a good place, that she most certainly has choices and that she deserves much more than what she is settling for.
If I'm a bad person in your eyes, punish me, not my daughter. I know that we all make choices and I know that you are not a puppet master but Lord, she is a child and she can't make good choices right now. Please consider my heart felt prayer and help her.
Forgive me for my doubt, I believe you understand. Forgive me if I have set a bad testimony for anyone who is struggling, I do know that you are the only answer. Without you I am nothing but with you, all things are possible. That's your promise to us and so I'm claiming that promise for Emily. Please do not turn your ear from me and search my heart and see how lost I am. How much I miss you. How deeply troubled I am.
Please, anyone who reads this, even if you don't leave a comment, please pray for my daughter. The Bible says that were two or more are gathered in your name, you are there also. I claim that promise God. The Bible says suffer the little children to come unto you, I come to you on Emily's behalf. The Bible says trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path. Lord, I'm holding on to you. I can't do this without you.