Monday Memories: Morning Prayer

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Morning arrives quietly with much on one’s mind

Reaching out to the Father, with a prayer to find


Psalms surrounding one’s inner soul with a frame

Blessing God the Father, blessing His Holy name


Thoughts move to life’s trials, several filled with sin

Asking the Lord for patience and forgiveness again


The Lord redeems this wayward life from the Pit

Seeking to be closer to Him, finding a place to sit


God fills all with His steadfast love and praise

Helping everyone make it through life’s maze


The Lord is merciful, gracious, and forgiving

Praying to Him deepens a person with living


This time of prayer offers much humbleness to the Lord

Slow to anger and abounding with so much love in store


A prayerful moment prepares a heart with much to say

Spending moments with God, like a potter molding clay

From James 5:16:  “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed.  The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”

Faithful Prayer

The words of this poem are inspired from some of my prayers for family, friends, and acquaintances here on WordPress.   Being a prayer warrior is an important element of my faith and witness.  


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From Psalm 86:5-6:  “For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.  Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication.

Praying for others through God’s love . . .


Praying with patience and care

Asking God with nothing to spare


Witnessing a son’s love for his father

Time spent together, never a bother


Bringing empathy and care to a young boy

Cancer rages, but medical staff deploys


Waiting for prodigal children to return

Inviting God, His lessons will be learned


Watching a lost mother, now showing love

Children feeling God’s mercy, from above


Allowing time to heal a brother’s relationship

Now picking up the phone, full of friendship


Battling health problems for years and years

Faithfulness and hope carry on, without fear


Nurturing a relationship, despite great distance

Love flourishes, with God’s constant assistance


Finding life no longer survives through a bottle

Weekly AA meetings turn up a man’s throttle


Moving to a new city, with its many challenges

A new job arrives, life settles and balances


Feeling empty loneliness, each and every day

A woman discovers love, with so much to say


Revealing unconditional love toward a spouse

Love carries on, refilling this blessed house


Sacrificing His Son for our sinful ways

God offers Jesus, with Salvation today


Praying for others through God’s love . . .

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Trusting Our Lord

From Psalm 62:1:  “My soul waits in silence for God only.”

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Anticipating in faithful silence for the One

From Christ, comes our Salvation He won


God brings deliverance from life’s trials

His steadfast love proclaims and smiles


Witnessing transformation by Christ’s renewing love

Pouring out our daily needs to the Holy Lord above


Witnessing the Apostles in their committed walk

Learning about Jesus as His words openly talk


God delivering His promise, acceptable and good

Trusting in our Heavenly Father, as we all should


As a single body with Christ, persevere in daily prayer

Meditating upon what lies deep inside, our daily cares


Trusting always, we come forth to pray

God standing as our rock, always stout

His fortress never shaken with doubt


Allowing the Holy Spirit, a welcome space to invade

Loving one another, because Jesus ultimately gave


Replacing negative thoughts with a positive way

Slowing down, counting blessings—let us pray


Spending less time filled with our trivial worries

Praising God for His message of faithful courage


God’s kingdom depends upon His mighty hand

Feeling His promises, His will covers the land


Answering the great question for all to behold

Accepting Christ as Lord and Savior, so bold


Reveling in God’s glorious adventure, with trusting love

Allowing Him to assist, in sending answers from above


Trusting always, we come forth to pray

God standing as our rock, always stout

His fortress never shaken with doubt

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From Romans 12:11:  “Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.”

Praying for America

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Being a Christian with benevolence residing in my heart, I pray daily for America.  With a positive outlook, let us never forsake our nation or any nation.  Because we can learn and apply many lessons from America’s roots; may we, as a nation and as a global community, reach out with renewed hope.  

Some proclaim America is drifting away

But God is great, He will point the way

He totally understands our weaknesses—yes!

From them come God’s strengths—no less!


God sees our miscalculations and missteps

Our Lord observes the discord we’ve met

God hears and sees all, He lets out a sigh

May He fill us with His wisdom from high


The Lord hears harsh words, we regret

They are but, an utterly empty breath

God will not forsake us or any nation

He won’t abandon our grave situation


The righteous experience the arrival of hope

Those upright in hearts, follow God’s scope

When our nation’s footing continues to slip

God’s steadfast love marches, without a skip


Look up, always trust, and continue to believe

Allow Christ’s assurance to shine and please

God reigns faithfully, compassion so awesome

His love prevails with Spirit, always to blossom


We, like Christ’s Disciples, occasionally lack faith

Recall the feeding of five thousand on that date

Jesus brings the Gospel forward, front and center

Soften our harsh rhetoric, allow the Gospel to enter


God’s House shall not be divided, nor torn apart

United, a nation stands resilient, God in its heart

The Lord is our stronghold, gather together

Allow His safe refuge to be our rock forever


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The Christian life is not a constant high.  I have my moments of deep discouragement.  I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, “O God, forgive me,” or “Help me.”

From Joshua 1:9:  “I hereby command you:  Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Daily Prayer

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Dear Lord

Make me a man

Of fervent prayer


God’s Holy Word

Commands me to pray

Without ceasing


Encourage me

To bring everything

To you my Lord


When discouraged

Let me pray

You are my refuge


When joyful

Let me offer

Prayers of thanksgiving


In all things

Great and small

At all times


Whether happy or sad

Let me seek

Your wisdom and grace




Today, may God bring you the courage to ask him for guidance.  Ask Him to lead you to a “right” place.



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On the morning news, I was watching a young girl bravely and calmly give an account of the carnage at a San Diego, California synagogue shooting that took place recently.  Around the world, people of faith have been attacked in their houses of worship.  I stopped and asked my Lord . . . Why?

Psalm 26:5:  “I hate the company of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked.”

Psalm 68:1:  “Let God rise up let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee before Him.”

Dear Lord

Sitting here

Watching news

Wondering again




Darkness comes

Another shooting

More violence




Godly people

With faith

Under attack




Where does

Such hate

Come from




Turning to

Reading scripture

Praying fervently




Our Father

Bring all

Faithful strength



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As I was preparing this poem, I took a moment to go back to a previous poem about prayer.  I found some peace from Morning Prayer.