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The Joy of Your Presence: A Poem of Prayer

A sense of calm enveloped me in a gentle embrace That eroded the frantic terror that life’s movement weaves When skeptics mock and bullies impede running my race. Deriding study and laughing at knowledge, they bask In ignorance, and when … Continue reading

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Poetic Prayer in Spring

I wander down a tree-lined path While pandemic rages, sign of God’s wrath? Branches begin to bud, verdant green; Daffodils revive; their blossoms’ sheen Renews hope in the midst of despair, Encourages gulping in of fresh air. Emerging signs of … Continue reading

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Praying with Desperate Repentance

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!” (Psalm 130:1-2) That prayer of desperation begins a song sung by pilgrims … Continue reading

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Prayer About Meditation on God’s Word

Prayer and meditation on God’s message in the Bible builds spiritual strength.  Psalm 119:97-104 describes the equipping power of the Word of God as a psalmist prays to the Lord.  He begins, “O how I love your law! It is … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Recovery from Assault

The tentacles of sadness entwine And enwrap me, suffocating mind, Dispelling thought; driving off will to dine, Their dark ink clouds, creative urges blind, O God, in my horror I want to scream But restrain my shout – will any … Continue reading

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Cataracts

Waters cascading, white waves dancing over rocks Testify, God, that we can’t confine to a box The defining Force that propels the cataracts, The constricting Fear that humbles before the facts. We observe your power revealed in nature And build … Continue reading

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Prayer of a Frustrated Traveler

The prayer of psalm 39 laments, “For what do I wait?” We might ask, in concert with the Psalmist, why do we wait when life frustrates, when we confront the reality of life’s brevity, when it may seem that there … Continue reading

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The Empty Pews Sing Softly

The empty pews sing softly, echoing back melodic tones Wafted by faithful worshipers scattered in erratic zones Through a hall reserved for moments of joy and grief, Exultation and lament, fervor and hopeful belief In Messiah Jesus, Son of God, … Continue reading

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We Pray for Hope

We pray, closing eyes, bowing head. We cry, wringing hands, clutching side, Illness strikes, suicide shocks, hope dies, Promise fades, friends vanish, only lies. Hurting eyes begin to glisten, Surely God will pause to listen, Will apply salve to this … Continue reading

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