Mystery tower and prayer
In Newport, Rhode Island, there is a tower with unknown origins: lots of theories, but no definitive answer. It’s unknown exactly when the tower was built. I first saw this tower years ago, and I recently returned to take photos because it reminded me of something I once heard, about prayer being difficult to enter in, and easy to leave. This tower in Touro Park would be easy to enter, the openings at ground level are huge, I think you could ride a horse through, except, of course, there is a fence and locked gate blocking the way. The top is just a large central opening, all made of stone.
I was asking the Lord about this, about staying in prayer, and I believe He said to ask the Holy Spirit’s help to keep this perspective with these words: Perspective that says: I am here. I am near. Come to Me with all feelings, aching of your heart, troubles and passing thoughts. Oh! I am with you.
We’ve been going through some health issues in my family and I get frustrated sometimes, wanting this all healed yesterday, whether by God’s hand or doctors help, but I know it’s important to hold on and stand strong. Driving home from work today, looking at a stormy skyscape (this stormy skyscape photo was from a previous stormy day by the river) I felt the Lord say “Let your heart be stout and enduring.”
This is the rest of that verse: Psalm 27:14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
“Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.”
So I am praying for that courage, for me, and my family and for those of you who need that right now.
For more info on the tower in Touro Park check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Tower_(Rhode_Island)