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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Billy Graham Quote

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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

 

Amen

 

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

Why?

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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

 

Why?

 

Darkness comes

Another shooting

More violence

 

Why?

 

Godly people

With faith

Under attack

 

Why?

 

Where does

Such hate

Come from

 

Why?

 

Turning to

Reading scripture

Praying fervently

 

Why?

 

Our Father

Bring all

Faithful strength

 

Amen!

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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.