The Footprints Prayer: Footprints In The Sand

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Footprints in the sand

The poem, Footprints in the Sand, is not directly from the Bible. There are verses in the Bible that could have inspired it, but there are none that have the exact wording. The poem is about a person who needed help during times of struggle but only saw one set of footprints during those times. They felt alone, but the reason for the one set of footprints was that they were being carried during those hard times. Below we have listed some useful and relevant Bible verses that the poem could have been taken from. Can you relate? Add your personal Bible verse below!

See Also : The Serenity Prayer

The Footprints Prayer

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

– by Margaret Fishback Powers

Bible Verses:

Matthew 11:28 ~ “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Deuteronomy 1:31 ~ “and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

Psalm 55:22 ~ Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 77:19 ~ Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.

Hebrews 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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